Premises are licensed, but not classed as a pub.
This category includes restaurants, hotels, etc where it's possible that drinks can only be had with a meal, for example. It also includes places like wine bars, that serve no beer of any kind on tap.
5 Bent Hill, IP11 7DG
grid reference TM 303 343
wine bar, opened 1897
Late night Bar and Disco
This nightclub is listed for historical reasons. We don't keep up-to-date information about it.
Nearest railway station
It was also listed in Undercliff Road (in 1922).
A licence for what was then called the Grand Hotel & Restaurant was granted in 1897 and Tollemache's Brewery purchased in March, the following year. The original Grand Hotel, formerly the Bent Hill Restaurant, was on Bent Hill, and extended by the acquisition of several houses in Undercliff Road. By 1910 it had become an hotel of 50 bedrooms, fitted with electric light & every convenience. It ceased to be a residential in the early 1950s and became renowned for the excellence, comfort and generally pleasing appointments of its bars. Councillor W Yetton Ward, who was proprietor, at that time, added a new chapter to the Grand's history by opening the luxurious Sea View Lounge in May, 1954…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)