Bo Peep

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History[edit]

The Bo Peep receives its first published mention in Stells Guide to Hastings from 1794 and describes the house as serving "excellent tea and good cream alfresco with a fine series of views available" from the hillock behind the public house. It did however appear to receive mixed reviews, for an 1815 guide ("A Guide to all the Watering and Seabathing Places") referred to it as a "wretched house by the road-side". The tavern was originally known as "New England Bank", or the Old England Tavern. Being fairly isolated, the inn under whatever name was utilised at the time was quite often featured centre-stage in reports of smuggling, the beach being readily accessible and the land open for quite a large area. Ultimately the pub was demolished to create West Marina Railway Station and the remains were re-discovered in the 1970s when the station was demolished. The publican was compensated and constructed new premises to the east of his original establishment in 1847[1]. The current public house called Bo-Peep is situated some distance to the east on Bexhill Road[2].==Known Licensees==

SEAGRAVES
1627 Caleb Seagrave Charles I (1625 – 1649)
1641 Charlotte Seagrave Charles I (1625 – 1649)
1648 Elias Seagrave Charles I (1625 – 1649)
1659 Thomas Buckman Interragnum (1649 – 1660)
1665 Jonathan Mulberry Charles II (1660 – 1685)
1679 Samuel Ebbgate Charles II (1660 – 1685)
1692 Thomas Jessup William III (1688 – 1702)
THE WHITE HART
1709 Joshua Hickmutt Anne I (1702 – 1714)
1722 Naomi Hickmutt George I (1714 – 1727)
1728 James Collins George II (1727 – 1760)
1733 Robert Noel Farmer George II (1727 – 1760)
1741 Thomas Burch George II (1727 – 1760)
1757 Amos Beardsmore George II (1727 – 1760)
1765 Thomas Yoden George III (1760 – 1820)
1786 Benjamin Yoden George III (1760 – 1820)
1788 Mercy Yoden George III (1760 – 1820)
1798 John C. Hadlow George III (1760 – 1820)
1806 Jonathan Twiner George III (1760 – 1820)
1815 Henry Brooker George III (1760 – 1820)
1829 Robert Brooker George III (1760 – 1820)
1842 Marther Brooker Victoria I (1837 – 1901)
1847 Re located to Bexhill Road

Images[edit]

  1. Bo Peep & New England Bank, accessdate: 11 April 2020
  2. History | The Bo-Peep Pub and Restaurant, accessdate: 11 April 2020