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The Shakespeare
The Shakespeare, 105 Kent Street.
1927: Sale Notice, Dudley Chronicle. 2nd June.
To Sell by Auction at THE VICTORIA HOTEL, WOLVERHAMPTON On FRIDAY, JUNE 17th. 1927
As follows: An important Freehold FULLY-LICENCED PROPERTY, known as
THE SHAKESPEARE INN, UPPER GORNAL,
which in point of construction, accommodation, area of land and trade is without doubt one of the best houses in this important thriving district. The accommodation comprises Entrance Passage from front to back. Front Smoke Room 12ft by 15ft. leading into Bar Smoke Room 12ft. by 13ft., Spacious Tap Room or Vaults 40ft. by 1lft., Glazed Verandah leading to Kitchen, with Scullery communicating Club Room 60ft. by 11ft., Three Bedrooms, Pantry and good Cellars. The outbuildings comprise excellent two-floor Brewery, four-stall Stable, timber-built Stable and Coachhouse, and the usual conveniences.
  The foregoing important Licensed Property is situate ip the centre of Upper Gornal and has a long frontage to the road with a draw in for vehicles, the entire area being approximately 1,500 sq. yds.. well bounded on all sides with stone walls and can confidently be recommended to the notice of brewers and others.
The pub closed in 2000.
This is now a Chinese Takeaway.
Licensees:
1898, Henry Clarke.
1901, John Blackham. [Census]
1904, James Johnson. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1911, Isaac Smart, licensed victualler aged 34. [Census]
1912-1913, Isaac Smart. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1916, William H. Westwood. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1921-1924, Alfred E. Allen. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1928, Harold Wellings. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1936, William Cox. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1940, Henry Horan. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
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