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The Good Intent
The Good Intent, 21 (27 & 28) Vale Street, Ruiton.
Address: 27 & 28 Vale Street in 1881 census.
Originally built as terraced housing c1820.
This pub closed in 2004 and was unoccupied for a number of years.
During 2019 it was converted for residential use, also new dwellings built on the surrounding land.

1886: The Standard. October 26.

At Sedgley on Monday, Joseph Nicholls, beerhouse keeper, Gornal, was charged with defrauding the Inland Revenue 2s.4d. by concealing worts. The defendant pleaded he was in poor circumstances. The stipendiary said such men as defendant were not wanted in the licensing trade; it was important the men of substance should be engaged in the trade, not only in the interests of the Inland Revenue, but also for the community at large, he inflicted a fine of £10.

Licensees:
1880, Samuel Nichols. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1881, Samuel Nicholls, age 63, occ. publican. [Census]
1886, Joseph Nicholls, (son of Samuel Nicholls).
1890, Joseph Nicholls.
1898, Joseph Harper, landlord.
1911, John Turner, publican age 63, from Coseley. [Census]
1916, John Turner.
1928, Henry Ward, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1931, Henry Ward, beerhouse keeper.
1933, property sold (estate of Emma Ward).
1936, Leonard Ward, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1940, Howard Smith. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1944, transferred to Messrs. Julia Hanson & Sons Ltd.
1933 Sale notice: Dudley Chronicle, 10 August.
ALFRED W. DANDO & Co.,
have received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION at the
VICTORIA HOTEL, WOLVERHAMPTON,
ON WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 16th. 1933,
at Seven o'clock in the evening precisely, subject to Conditions of Sale then to be produced-
All that substantially erected Freehold Beer House-On known as
THE GOOD INTENT INN. VALE STREET.
UPPER GORNAL,
having a long frontage to Front road and containing Entrance Passage, Front Bar Smoke Room with outdoor serving department, Front Tap Room, Living Kitchen, three excellent Bedrooms one formally used as Club Room and arched Cellars with rolling way fram street together with two-floor Brewbouse, substantially erected brick built and tile roofed Stores, Coalhouse and the usual conveniences: also the four brick built and tile roofed Dwelling Houses, adjoining being
NOS. 23, 25, 27, 29 VALE STREET.
1944: Sale notice. Birmingham Post, 30 September. Part of the estate of F.W.Jones, deceased
who owned several other Public Houses.
THE "GOOD INTENT" INN, Vale Street, Upper Gornal (Beerhouse On), of modern construction with Draw-in at side.
Also advertised:-
Corner RETAIL SHOP and two DWELLING-HOUSES Nos. 23, 25 & 27 Vale Street (adjoining the above lot).
Private residence
Photo 2021
Photo 2009

Origin of the pub name 'The Good Intent'.

It is believed that this pub name has a nautical origin.
Three vessels were registered with this name in the 17th and 18th Century, including a prison ship and a gun vessel of His Majesty’s Fleet and several pubs predominantly in the South East of England were so named.

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