formerly FOX and GOOSE

Location:- Wellington Street - west side

Brewery or Owner:-finally- Greene,King

On the west side of Wellington Street, we cannot be sure exactly how much of the frontage was used at any one time by the hotel over the years, but the roofline and 4 dormer windows shows plenty of available space and of the the yard at the rear for stabling and cottages. The sale plan in 1932 suggests that at that time only the centre of the block was the hotel, what is nw Pop's Barber Shop and Cinnamon Indian Takeaway
It was the reason for Tony Pringle's grandparents to come to Newmarket in 1931, to view with the intention of taking the hotel on. Seemingly it did not suit Nellie, but Sid said there was another one going a bit further along, the Five Bells. Even that one did not impress Sid but was deemed suitable by Nellie and the family now count themselves as natives, Tony being the first to be born here
The street and hotel were renamed from Fox & Goose to Wellington after the battle of Waterloo.

Between 1911 and 1913 the magistrates decided to have a clear out of licences in the Rookery area as they realised that with 30 licences in St Mary's ward alone they had one beer outlet for every 90 man,woman and child. The Wellington survived that but obviously there were still too many pubs/beer houses in the area and trade was not really sufficient for all of them. Seemingly Greene King, realising at the start of the 1930s that the Ashley Road -Duchess Drive area, rapidly expanding, had no pubs and they seized the chance to purchase the Whitebridge House veterinary practice at that junction. Fair sized house with plenty of storage space with the stable block and so not too much in the way of alterations was needed. The Wellington in Wellington Street .was sold and the licence removed to the New Wellington in 1932, "Archie" Cornish carrying on as the publican at the new premises.

From the sales notice by Osmond E Griffiths, on 1st November 1932 the premises consisted of :
Top Floor:6 bedrooms (1 with fireplace).
First Floor: approached by main and secondary staircases, 7 bedrooms (two with bow windows) Bathroom, hot and cold with housemaid's sink, W.C., boxroom, large landing with fitted cupboards, and a dining room 26ft 2" by 11ft 10" with bay window and fireplace.
Ground Floor: Bar fitted with return counter, shelving, panelled and tiled dado; Club room with fitted shelving, panelled dado and cupboard; IOffice with fireplace, bay window and fitted cupboards; Smoke Room with fireplace, panelled dado and serving hatch to kitchen; Kitchen fitted with independent boiler, "Rownforth" 10 gallon portable copper and sink; 2 larders with shelving and fitted meat safe; Cupboard under stairs in back passage.
Basement: Good dry wine and beer cellarage and barrel shoot
At the rear with entrance from Welling Street there is a large yard and god outbuildings comprising;
Cycle shed, timber and corrugated Iron built garage for 2 cars, coal place, Urinal and W.C., small store room, brick and slate building of two double garages with loft over, brick and tile built store place.
Several of the outbuildings are at present let to various tenants (who are under notice to quit for the purposes of the sale) and produce an aggregate rental of £50 per annum.
Electric Light, Gas and Water from Companies Mains.
The property is sold subject to the following:
(1) Right of way, over the Yard only, by the owners of the adjoining properties backing on to the said yard.
(2) An easement granted to Messrs Dyer's Stores as to light in respect to three windows opening on to this yard on payment of the sum of £1 2s. 0d. er annum. (3) The right to erect and maintain a pole for the carrying of wireless granted to the General Post Office (Telephones) at a rental of £1 per annum.

It was initially withdrawn from sale at £1,200.

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Year Licensee Owner source
1787 Chapman's map
1803 Bury & Norwich Post
1823 William Murrells Pigot
1830 Mary Murrells Pigot
1844 " " White
1855 Robert Jacob Robert Jacob White
1861 " " " " census
1868 " " " " Morris
1869 " " (died 1869) sold Cambridge Chronicle & Journal
1869 Harriet Simpkins Bury & Norwich Post
1870 Charles Crosier (14 yrs lease) William Hogg Cambridge Independent Press
1871 " " census
1874 " " (Died July 1875) Cambridge Independent Press
1876 Susannah Crosier (Mrs) (widow of previous) Bury Free Press
1877 Susannah Crosier married Christopher Turner Bury Free Press
1881 Christopher Turner census
1891. " " census
1891 " " census
1892 " " Tindall
1895 George Harris Bury Free Press
1900 " " Tindall
1901 John Harris Greene, King census
1905 John Harris " " Cambridge Independent Press
1908 " " " " Russell
1911 Joseph Augustus Scanlan " " census
1925 " " " " Russell
1932 Archibald Emmanuel Cornish " " Bury Free Press