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Kings Head, Chichester, Sussex

Picture source: David Fisher

The Kings Head was situated at 51 South Street. This was a Hentys pub from 1855 to 1955, then sold to Friary. It is now used as Trents bar and restaurant.
My family ran the Kings Head from at least the 1900s until 1951. The landlord George Styles was an engineer and did welding at Tangmere for what would become the RAF, he was also a radio ham and the pub was the first dwelling in Chichester to have electricity he generated it himself. After he died in the 1930s my grandmother Emily Styles continued to run it with my mother Iris (Burgess) until she retired from the pub.
Roger Burgess (February 2015)

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Name Dates Comments
Andre Duncan Recknell 1985/1991 I took over the Friary Meux tenancy from Robert Richards in March 1985. Bob and young Bob had been tenant and licensees for the previous sixteen years. In 1990 the pub celebrated its 250 anniversary as an inn, hostery and coach house. The Grainger family of Chichester ran carriers carts from the side court yard up until the 1920's serving the surrounding areas as an inexpensive delivery and passenger conveyance.