Pubs & Beerhouses

It would appear that Malton always had a lot of pubs! In 1858 there were 23 public houses and 7 beerhouses in Malton town (possibly not all were listed in the directory.) [1] At the 1874 Brewster Sessions, there were said to be 34 licensed houses in the town (and a further 19 'in the country'.) Opening hours in the town were 6am to 10pm and Sundays 12.30 to 2.30 and 6pm to 10pm [2] Under the Licensing Act 1904, The Old Talbot (Market-st), the Hare and Hounds (Newbiggin), and the Workmen's Arms beer house (Old Maltongate) had their licenses dispensed with on 31st December 1907. Based on the last census that left one license to every 204 of the population! [3] A correspondent to the Yorkshire Gazette in 1913 reported that certain pubs and beer houses had closed since 1840 [4] Amongst the vanished hotels that existed in 1840 are the Angel Hotel, Saville-st, Robert Groves (landlord); Black Horse, Yorkersgate, David Hick; Rockingham rms, Wheelgate, Geo. Peterkin; White Hart, Low-st., John miller; White Horse, Yorkersgate, Thos. Vickerman; and beer houses - William Allen, Low-st; Robert Drake, Wheelgate; Mary Harwood, Old Maltongate; William Lapish, Newbegin; William Shuter, Low-st; Henry Simpkin, Old Maltongate

In 1923 5 licences were identified for review by the licensing authorities. Among others, Superintendent Craven of the Malton police believed that the 26 fully-licensed houses, 4 beer houses and 4 off-licenses were not necessary. There were at that time 13 situated in Wheelgate, Finkle-street, Market-place and Yorkersgate. He was of the opinion that three could be dispensed with [5]

The Lost Pubs Project lists pubs that have closed in Malton.

  • [1] As listed in General Directory and Topography of Kingston-upon-Hull and the City of York by Francis White & Co. 1858
  • [2] Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 31 August 1874
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 15 February 1908
  • [4] Yorkshire Gazette, 31 May 1913
  • [5] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
The Temperance Movement

The use and misuse of alcohol was evident across the country in pre-Victorian times. Gin was the most popular drink of the working class. The Beer Act of 1830 enabled anybody who would pay two guineas to get a licence to sell beer from their own home – hence the term ‘beer house’. Making beer more widely available was designed to temp consumers away from gin and increase the quality of beer. In those days, brewing was a craft, not an industry, and took place in sheds, barns etc. There were frequent jailings for drunkenness, invariably of those from the working class who would tend to use the pubs and beer houses, whereas the middle class would consume their alcohol at home. There were two movements that tried to address this. The ‘temperance movement’ which supported moderation, whereas the ‘teetotal movement’ supported total abstinence. Both had their promoters and followers in Malton. At the same time, religious groups lobbied for the restriction of alcohol sales. Undoubtedly the consumption of beer was partly driven by availability and custom. However, it should also be remembered that water supplies were likely contaminated particularly as towns began to support increasing populations and the consumption of beer made with boiled water was a relatively safe alternative. A Temperance Society was established in Malton in 1832 and became a Total Abstinence Society in 1837 and reportedly had 75 members [1] The Malton Total Abstinence Society was founded in 1836 and celebrated its ninth year of existence on 7th August 1845 when ‘320 took tea in the Assembly-Rooms’ [2]. Clearly the Teetotallers were very active as a report in early 1839 describes there being ‘two public meetings last week, in the Boys’ Free School-room ...... and a reformed drunkard, delivered a humorous and highly characteristic address .... and on the second occasion .... by another reformed character ..... We understand several persons signed the pledge’ [3]. In January 1840 it was reported that in the two weeks after Christmas 38 signed [4].

  • [1] Copperthwaite Survey of Malton, 1841
  • [2] York Herald, 16 Aug 1845
  • [3] York Herald, 19 Jan 1839
  • [4] York Herald, 11 Jan 1840
Brewster Sessions

The Alehouse Act of 1828 required there to be an annual licensing meeting in every town. These became known as the Brewster sessions. At these meetings, licences would be renewed, transferred or refused.
In Malton, each year the superintendent of police would present a report to the Brewster Session summarising the licensing situation. This would include breaches of licences and cases of drunken behaviour. The justices at the Brewster Sessions would use this in deciding which licences would be renewed, which new ones and transfers would be granted. Landlords needed to be personally present at the meeting. At the September 1838 Brewster Sessions, Mr. Lapish, a beer-retailer in Newbiggin applied for a spirit licence but the magistrates concluded there were sufficient spirit licensed houses without making any more. Mr. Lapish had been before the magistrates twice previously. [1] In 1871 seven of the licensees were brought before the sessions and cautioned that if they were again convicted their licence would be withdrawn, and that from then on following a first caution, licences would be withdrawn. Those from Malton cautioned were James Stabler, of the Green man Inn, Frear Storr of the Crown and Anchor, Richard Walker of the King's Head, Ann Taylor of the Spotted Cow and Charles Potter of the Cross Keys Inn. Joseph Rollinson of the Hare and Hounds Inn was told that as he had been twice convicted his licence would be withdrawn. [2] In 1875 out of 52 licence holders, two had been convicted. The landlord of the Old Talbot Hotel for permitting drunkenness; and the landlord of the Prince of Wales beerhouse for allowing drinking in prohibited hours. Their licences were however renewed. 76 persons were summoned or apprehended for drunkenness with 74 convicted (figures for 1874 were 90 and 88 respectively) in the division. [3] . At this time, there was an active 'teetotal' or temperance movement in the town. At the same sessions there was one application for a new licence, from Mr. Thomas Taylor, a grocer in the town who asked for a wine and beer licence for a restaurant he had opened in Yorkersgate. The opposers said that there were quite sufficient places for supplying liquor already existing in the town. Mr. Taylor's representative made the point that it was not a public-house licence that was being applied for, but one to sell wine and beer to those who came for more solid refreshment. He produced a 'memorial' signed by 5 clergymen, including the three vicars of the Malton parishes, plus the principal merchants, tradesmen, and farmers who visited the market. Mr Taylor said he would be content with the wine licence only, which was granted.

  • [1] York Herald, 8 September 1838
  • [2] York Herald, 2 September 1871
  • [3] York Herald, 30 August 1875
Inns & Taverns 1822

Those Inns & Taverns in the town in 1822, per the 1822 Yorkshire North Riding Directory are as follows:

Inn/Tavern Location
Angel Inn Savile street
Black Bull Market place
Black Horse Yorkersgate
Blacksmiths' Arms Wheelgate
Black Swan Market place
Blue Ball Newbiggin
Cross Keys Wheelgate
Crown and Anchor Low street
Fleece Market place
Golden Lion Market place
Green Man Market place
King's Head Market place
New Globe Yorkersgate
New Talbot Inn Yorkersgate
Old Globe Market place
Old Talbot Inn Market place
Royal Oak Market place
Ship Inn Wheelgate
Shoulder of Mutton Low street
Sun Inn Wheelgate
White Horse Inn Yorkersgate
White Swan Old Maltongate

The Angel

The Angel was in Saville street.

  • 1823 William Bradley is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 John Bradley is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Richard Barker is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

An advertisement appears in 1834 announcing that a coach, the Velocitas, would leave the Angel Inn, Malton, for Hull at 8am each Monday and Thursday mornings from 9th June 1834. R Groves of the Angel Inn is also mentioned. [1]

In 1843 a Mr Groves had the Angel Inn. It was reported that his child was nearly poisoned by taking a quantity of laudanum instead of Godfrey's cordial which had been sent by mistake by the druggist [2].

In 1855, newspapers report 'a valuable horse, the property of Mr Richard Barker of the Angel Inn, Malton' being killed on Langton Wold [3]

In 1876, newspapers report Richard Barker, 'of the Angel Inn, Malton' having horses winning prizes at the International Horse and Hound Show at Manchester [4]

In 1878, Richard Barker is defendant in a court case alleging non-payment of racing related expenses, and is described as 'an owner of horses, and landlord of the Angel Inn, Malton' [5]

The newspaper coverage of the August 1881 licensing sessions stated that 'the license of the Angel Hotel was also adjourned … … the present landlord, Mr Richard Barker, horse dealer, being in liquidation [6]

  • [1] York Herald, 14 June 1834
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 23 September 1843
  • [3] York Herald, 11 August 1855
  • [4] York Herald, 12 August 1876
  • [5] Yorkshire Post and Leeds intelligencer, 4 July 1878
  • [6] Yorkshire Post and Leeds intelligencer, 30 August 1881
The Black Bull

The Black Bull was in the Market place.

1823 Joseph Etty is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory 1828 Joseph Etty is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory 1867 William Wray is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory At the 1858 Brewster sessions the licence is transferred to Mrs Pallister [1]

  • [1] York Herald, 4 September 1858
The Black Swan

The Black Swan was in the Market place.

1823 John Gray is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory 1828 John Gray is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory 1867 John Lee is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

In April 1826, Mr John Gray, of the Black Swan Inn marries Mrs Ashton of Welham [1]

Mr John Gray of the Black Swan Inn is landlord [2]

Mr William Carr was landlord before his death in November 1835 [3]

Evidently, Mrs Ann Carr assumed responsibility for the pub became bankrupt [4]

Mr J Fowler is the landlord in December 1841, having had a hat stolen from him [5]

In September 1842 the Black Swan is up to let, described as 'most eligibly situated in the Market-place, with good stabling, and about twenty acres of grass and tillage land' [6]

At the Brewster Sessions in September 1847 the licence was transferred to Mrs Cooper, the widow of the late occupier [7]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 29 April 1826
  • [2] Hull Packet, 25 October 1833
  • [3] York Herald, 21 November 1835
  • [4] Yorkshire gazette, 30 July 1836
  • [5] Yorkshire Gazette, 11 December 1841
  • [6] Yorkshire Gazette, 17 September 1842
  • [7] York Herald, 11 September 1847

The Blue Ball

This stands in Newbiggin.

Mr R Wood was landlord in 1804 when he married Sarah Murrill, having placed an advertisement for a wife in the York Herald the previous July [1]

  • 1823 Sarah Wood is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Sarah Wood is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Edward Garbutt is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

In July 1847 an inquest was held 'at the house of Peter Smith [2]

Edward Garbutt was landlord in 1852 when a stack belonging to him was on fire. Malton's new fire engine was brought into use for the first time [3]

  • [1] The York Herald, 10 November 1804
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 31 July 1847
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 1 January 1853
The Cross Keys

This stands at the top of Wheelgate.

  • 1823 Ralph Rutter is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Jane Rutter is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Charles Potter is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

The Cross Keys was for sale or to let in 1837 together with the Brewhouse, Stable and other outbuildings. The advertisement stated that it had been 'occupied by Mrs Rutter, the owner, whose late husband and herself have occupied the same for the last 36 years' [1]

It was again available to let in April 1857, when it was said to be in the occupation of Mrs Stacey as yearly tenant, and also that 'the Inn is well situated in a central position in the market Town of Malton in a clean and dry situation - has an extensive frontage to the Town Street - has been used as an Inn for many years, and is well accustomed.' [2]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 7 January 1837
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 10 April 1857
The Crown & Anchor

This stood in Low street.

  • 1823 Thomas Barehead is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Thomas Barehead is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Frear Storr is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

The Fleece

This stands in the Market place.

  • 1823 John Smith is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory (he gave up the Fleece in 1823 in favour of Mr John Terry [1]
  • 1828 Thomas Botterill is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory (he died in April 1833 [2])
  • 1867 Jas Simpson is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

In 1824 Mr Thomas Terry of the Fleece Inn married Sarah Lawrence at Malton [3]

In 1847 Mr Bigmore is landlord and hosting a ball and supper 'for the trades-people and middle classes of Malton' [4]

In 1851 Samuel Biggmore is landlord [5]

In 1862, Richard Merryweather was landlord [6]

In 1883 Mrs Mary Simpson is landlord, and charged with having the house open during prohibited hours [7]

In 1884 Mrs Mary Simpson is landlord, and charged with having the house open during prohibited hours [8] Mrs Simpson died in January 1887 [9]

  • [1] York Herald, 3 May 1823
  • [2] York Herald, 20 April 1833
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 7 February 1824
  • [4] York Herald, 6 March 1847
  • [5] Yorkshire Gazette, 29 November 1851
  • [6] Yorkshire Gazette, 1 November 1862
  • [7] Yorkshire Post and Leeds intelligencer, 2 July 1883
  • [8] York Herald, 6 December 1884
  • [9] York Herald, 17 January 1887
The George Inn

This stands in Yorkersgate

1845 John Davison is landlord - referred to in marriage announcement of daughter-in-law [1]

1853 John Davison is landlord - referred to as providing wine at the Bachelors Ball in the Assembly Rooms [2]

1858 John Davison is landlord - referred to in death notice of son-in-law [3]

1867 John Davison is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

  • [1] York Herald, 28 June 1845
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 22 January 1853
  • [3] York Herald, 2 October 1858
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The Golden Lion

This stands in the Market place.

  • 1823 Thomas Moon is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Thomas Moon is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 John Ruston is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

The licence was transferred from Mr John Warwick to Mr John Ruston at the 1859 Brewster Sessions [1]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 3 September 1859

The Green Man

This stands in the Market place.

  • 1823 George Spanton is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 George Spanton is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 James Stabler is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

At the 1858 Brewster Sessions the licence is transferred to Mr John Spanton [1] In January 1867, James Stabler, landlord, was shot through the face by a friend who was examining a supposed empty revolver [2]

Thomas Tate Smith, landlord, involved in a court case in August 1877 [3]

  • [1] York Herald, 4 September 1858
  • [2] Western Daily Press, 19 January 1867
  • [3] York Herald, 3 August 1877
The Hare & Hounds

This was a beer house, Mr Lapish was the landlord in August 1840 [1]

At the Brewster Sessions in September 1847 the licence was transferred to Mrs Lapish, the widow of the late occupier [2]

The 1881 census lists John Rollinson as being licensed victualler

Under the Licensing Act 1904, this had its license dispensed with on 31st December 1907 [3]

  • [1] York Herald, 1 August 1840
  • [2] York Herald, 11 September 1847
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 15 February 1908
The Kings Head

This stands in the Market place.

  • 1823 George Nelson is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 George Nelson is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Richard Walker is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

The licence to keep the Kings Head was transferred to James Stabler at the Brewster Sessions in September 1860 [1]

This was seriously damaged in a fire in 1913. Fred Schofield, then licensee applied for a protection order to sell at, the Board Inn. This was granted, provided the license for the Kings Head remained passive.

George Hatfield (licensee at the Board Inn, took the license at the Royal Oak Hotel, Old Malton). The license of the Royal Oak, Malton was transferred to Walter Potter, from his mother [2]

  • [1] York Herald, 15 September 1860
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 17 May 1913

The New Globe

This stands in Yorkersgate.

  • 1823 John Cooper is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Jane Cooper is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Robert Walkington is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

Mr John Sanderson was landlord in September 1841 [1]

Those involved in the Malton Coursing had their 'ordinary' at Mr John Lund's, Globe Inn in February 1851 [2]

The employees of the Middleton Hunt had their annual dinner at the New Globe [4]

The New Globe was said to have been 'occupied by Mr. John Lund for several years past' and 'desirous of retiring from the same, having taken a Farm in the neighbourhood' when it was advertised to let in March 1853 [3].

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 18 September 1841
  • [2] York Herald, 8 February 1851
  • [3] York Herald, 19 March 1853
  • [4] Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 4 June 1881
The Old Globe

This stood in the Market place.

  • 1823 George Bransby is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 George Bransby is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Joseph Kilvington is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

Mr J Swales of the Old Globe died 7th October 1834 [1]

The license was transferred from the assignees Mr William Cornwall to Mr John Holmes in September 1857 [2] Later that year Mr Holmes married Mrs Arabella Rennison of Welham [3]

Walter Blakey was landlord in October 1893 [4]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 11 October 1834
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 5 September 1857
  • [3] York Herald, 19 December 1857
  • [4] Sporting Life, 30 October 1893
The Old Talbot

This stood in the Market place.

  • 1823 William Reed is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Elizabeth Reed is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Francis Peacock is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

An old newspaper snippet [1] refers to the Old Talbot Inn. "With regard to the Old Talbot, a deed dated 25th October, 1764, describes the house as a messuage, 'burgage' house or tenement known as the Talbot Inn and in the occupation of Robert Cook. Later deeds show in 1807 the house was in the occupation of Mary Reed, in 1816, of Wm. Reed; in 1859, of Matthew Spencer and in 1874 of James Botterill. It is first described as the Old Talbot in the deed of 1859. The substantial building of that house (the walls being two feet thick) testifies to a respectable antiquity. I believe there was originally a mounting stone for horsemen in front of the inn". When this was published the Old Talbot was defunct.

Under the Licensing Act 1904, The Old Talbot (Market-st), had its license dispensed with on 31st December 1907 [2]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 8 February 1908
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 15 February 1908

The Rockingham Arms

George Peterkin was landlord in May 1839, hosting the first anniversary of the Milton Lodge of Odd Fellows [1] George Peterkin married Margaret Hodgson at St Leonard's on 2nd August 1843

At some point a Mr John Rennard took the Rockingham Arms - he died in 1858 [3] and the licence was transferred to Mrs Rennard at the 1858 Brewster Sessions [4]

  • [1] York Herald, 25 May 1839
  • [2] York Herald, 5 August 1843
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 17 July 1858 *[4] York Herald, 4 September 1858
The Rose and Crown

This was in Wheelgate and formerly known as The Ship. It was next to the Sun Inn.

  • 1828 John Wilson is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory

In May 1827 John Wilson gave up the Sun Inn and took the adjoining Rose & Crown which had 'lately been re-built, and is replete with every accommodation' [1]

In November 1840 the jury of the Court Leet held their annual dinner 'at the house of Mr John Wilson, the Rose and Crown Inn' [2].

Charles Jepson was landlord in October 1842 [3], and died in October 1851 [4]

Early in 1849 the pub was advertised 'to let with immediate possession' with full particulars available from William Allen or to the assignees of Mr Charles Jepson, the late tenant. This suggested bankruptcy [5]. There is a bankruptcy notice for Charles Jepson, innkeeper, New Malton, in the London Gazette, February 16th 1849 [6]

William Fawcett ran an omnibus service from Malton to York in the 1840s. It left the Rose and Crown at 6.30am each morning (except Sundays) and arrived in York at 8.30am. The fares were: inside 4s outside 3s 6d [7]

  • [1] York Herald, 5 May 1827
  • [2] York Herald, 14 November 1840
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 8 October 1842
  • [4] Yorkshire Gazette, 11 October 1851
  • [5] Yorkshire Gazette, 3 February 1849
  • [6] Bedfordshire Mercury, 24 February 1849
  • [7] Yorkshire Gazette, 12 November 1842
The Royal Oak

This stands in the Market place.

  • 1823 Elizabeth Revis is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Robert Revis is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 John Bielby is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

The Sun

This was in Wheelgate and next to the Rose and Crown (formerly The Ship) [1]

  • 1823 John Wilson is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Thomas Swaby is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 Richard Wilson is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

Thomas Swaby took the Sun Inn in May 1827 from Mr John Wilson, stating that he had 'entirely refitted the house with new beds, furniture etc and has laid in a choice stock of old wines and spirits' [2] (John Wilson moved to the Rose & Crown next door [3])

ER Rawlinson 'host' in January 1882 [4]

The Sun had a billiard room and would host matches, drawing a large number of spectators [4]

  • [1] York Herald, 5 May 1827
  • [2] York Herald, 19 May 1827
  • [3] York Herald, 5 May 1827
  • [4] Driffield Times, 14 January 1882
The New Talbot

This stands in Yorkersgate.

  • 1823 Edward Barton is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Edward Barton is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
The White Hart

This stood in Castlegate.

  • 1828 Nathaniel Smith is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory

In 1861 the White Hart was advertised 'to let' together with 16 acres of excellent land. Those interested were asked to obtain further particulars from Mr Atkinson, on the premises [1]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 16 March 1861

The White Horse

This stood in Yorkersgate.

  • 1823 Richard Cariss is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Francis Cariss is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory

In December 1814 a T. Moon became landlord as he announces in an advertisement that he has taken the White Horse in Malton, and 'assures those who may please to honour him with their patronage, that every attention shall be paid to merit continuance'. He also advertises a 'neat chaise, able horses, & careful drivers.' [1]

Mr T Vickerman is landlord in 1847, his wife dies in June 1847 [2]

The White Horse Inn was available to let in 1850 when said to be in the occupation of Mr Thos. Vickerman. [3]

The White Horse Inn became a school in 1860. It was given up by Mr. Wm. Drake, and taken by Mr. J. Dunwell, for the school [4]

  • [1] Leeds Mercury, 3 December 1814
  • [2] York Herald, 5 June 1847
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 2 March 1850
  • [4] York Herald, 13th October 1860
The White Swan

This stood in Old Maltongate.

  • 1823 Daniel Newton is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 Benjamin Robson is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory
  • 1867 William Graham is landlord - 1867 Whites Directory

In 1833 Mr B Robson had the White Swan [1]

In 1923, an 'action for possession' by Messrs. Troop and Eastwood, brewers, Malton, was reported. The tenant, Mr. George Field entered the tenancy on 6 April 1912. It was alleged that due to his neglect the business had 'practically gone altogether.' He responded that his house had always been a place for lodging by working class men engaged in the town. The reason his trade had gone down was because during the war period the firm had cut his supply to one barrel per week. Consequently he had lost the customer of the Leeds anglers who made the White Swan their headquarters but had to go elsewhere [2].

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 19 January 1833
  • [2] Malton Messenger, 24 March 1923
The Workmen's Arms

This was a beer house in Old Maltongate.

Under the Licensing Act 1904, it had its license dispensed with on 31st December 1907 - it was owned by Russells and Wrangham Ltd. [1]

It was demolished in July 1908 to make way for offices for Mr. John Estill, solicitor of Norton [2]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 15 February 1908
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 11 July 1908

The Castle Howard Ox

Thomas Barker, formerly of the Castle Howard Ox died aged 68 on 2nd September 1894 [1]

This was a beer-house in Wheelgate and 18 yards from the Clarence Vaults. Geoffrey Blanchard had been landlord for 8 years when its licence was reviewed in 1923 and was referred for compensation [2]

  • [1] York Herald, 10 September 1894
  • [2] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
The Criterion

The Criterion was at the junction of Finkle-street with the Market-place. In 1881 it was described as a dram shop. At the licence sessions it was reported that the licence had been transferred from Mr David Taylor, the late owner, to Mr Peters, late of Bridlington Quay [1].

The license for the Criterion was transferred in 1892 from a Mr Peters to a Mr Harrison [2]

Mrs Garbutt was landlady in September 1898, fined for supplying drink to a drunken man [3]

William C. Waddington was landlord when he was charged in 1910 for being drunk on his own licensed premises [4]

It was tied to Rose & Co. There were six other licensed houses within 100 yards. Thomas Potter had been licensee for 11 years when its licence was reviewed in 1923 and was referred for compensation [5]

  • [1] Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer, 30 August 1881
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 3 September 1892
  • [3] Yorkshire Evening Press, 26 September 1898
  • [4] Bridlington Free Press, 16 September 1910
  • [5] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
The Clarence Vaults

The Clarence Vaults, situated in Wheelgate and just 40 yards from the Prince of Wales. The landlord, Robert Blades had been there for over 8 years when its licence was reviewed in 1923. Purchased by Chas Rose in 1912 [1]

Said to be at the corner of Wheelgate and Greengate, and occupied by Mr Caley when freehold offered for sale at auction in February 1912 [2]

Mr R Blades was licensee in 1932, his daughter succumbed to typhoid. [3]

  • [1] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
  • [2] Yorkshire Post 7 Leeds Intelligencer, 24 February 1912
  • [3] Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 12 December 1932

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales was a beer-house in Finkle-street. There were seven other houses within 100 yards. John Ashpole had been the landlord for 37 years when its licence was reviewed in 1923 and was referred for compensation [1] In 1865 Hannah Harrison was landlady and charged with having her house open during prohibited hours [2] In 1869 Mary Lightowler was landlady as she was charged with 'allowing drunkenness in her house' [3]

  • [1] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 19 August 1865
  • [3] Malton Messenger, 20 February 1869
The Castlegate Vaults

In 1908 the then licensee, Henry Edward Wood, was summoned before Malton Police Court for being drunk on his licensed premises. Fined 10s and 2s6d costs. In the same newspaper it is reported that his license was transferred to a George Highfield, an army pensioner of Richmond [1]

Castlegate Vaults (Board Inn), in Castlegate where Fred Schofield had been tenant for 9 years when its licence was reviewed in 1923 [2]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 17 October 1908
  • [2] Malton Messenger, 10 March 1923
The Black Horse Inn

The Black Horse was in Yorkersgate.

  • 1823 John Bartindale is landlord - 1823 Baines Directory
  • 1828 John Bartindale is landlord - 1828/9 Pigot's Directory

At some point before December 1814 a T. Moon was landlord as he announces in an advertisement that he has taken the White Horse in Malton [1]

The Black Horse was up for let 'with 20 or 25 acres of good arable land' in June 1830 in the occupation of John Bartindale and said to be 'particularly worthy the attention of any person possessed of from £300 to £500 and desirous of entering to a Public House' [2]

  • [1] Leeds Mercury, 3 December 1814
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 26 June 1830

BLACK HORSE PUBLIC HOUSE
MALTON

TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, that old established and well accustomed Public House, known as the sign of the Black Horse, in Yorkersgate, New Malton, now in the occupation of John Bartindale, with 20 or 25 Acres of Good Arable & Pasture Land. The above House is very advantageously situated for Business, being in the principal Street in Malton, convenient to the Markets, and contiguous to several Coal Yards, and is altogether particularly worthy the attention of any Person possessed of from £300 to £500, who may be desirous of entering to a Public House. The Household Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, and Crops upon the Land, or so much thereof as the incoming Tenant may wish for, may be taken at a Valuation.

For further Particulars apply to Mr. ALLEN, Agent to Earl Fitzwilliam, Malton

Malton, 24th June 1830

Yorkshire Gazette, 26 June 1830

Lot 2

All that FULLY LICENSED HOUSE, known as the "CLARENCE VAULTS," situate at the corner of Greengate and Wheelgate, as now occupied by Mr. Caley.

This lot affords an opportunity of acquiring a thoroughly well accustomed fully licensed house, occupying an excellent corner site at the junction of two of the main streets of Malton and easily adapted for any other business.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 24 February 1912


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