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Imperial Crown


Picture source: Stephen Harris


The Imperial Crown was situated at 50 St Leonards Street. This pub was present by 1841 and was in an old building, although by the 1980s the ‘genuine beams’ in the Mock Tudor interior were made of genuine plastic and recycled floor joists.  It was a Taylor Walker Brewery pub and had a nice set of brewery tiles on the exterior to prove it – luckily some of these still survive.  The pub closed in 2003 and has been converted to residential use.

Great local pub. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings had a local comedian (Jimmy Fagg) who told jokes and played tunes. He appeared in a Comedy Store film 'Eat the rich'. Spent many a weekend there listening to the same routine.
Barry John (March 2020)

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Name Dates Comments
Richard (Happy) Harding 1962/1975 Lived in Talwin St. Had my first pint at 15 in there. Played football in the pub team.