History of the Vine Inn at Trysull in the county of Staffordshire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Vine Inn
Vine Inn

Some History of this Pub
This long-lost pub of Trysull was located close to the village green and Woodford Lane.

Trysull Village Green and School [c.1960]

Thomas Yates was the licensee of the Vine Inn at the time of the 1871 census. Other residents of The Green at this time were the gamekeeper John Priest, tailor Thomas Bowker, and the wheelwright Ann Wright. In addition to running the beer house, Thomas Yates also worked as a shoemaker. He was a local man but his wife Elizabeth hailed from Lower Penn. The couple's shoe business was seemingly successful as they employed two men.

Thomas Solloway also worked as a shoemaker whilst running the Vine Inn with his wife Charlotte. He had already been living in the locality before taking on the beer house so I wondered if perhaps he had previously been employed by Thomas Yates.

Sarah Day was in charge of the beer house in the early 1890's. The Greensforge-born widow was helped by her son John who was also a brewer. Therefore it is possible that the Vine Inn sold homebrewed ales. Also living and working on the premises was daughter Eliza. The Day family had previously kept the Swan Inn at Wombourne.

The publican in charge of the Vine Inn at the turn of the 20th century was the elderly Enoch Bennett. He was 70 years old in 1900. He kept the beer house with his Kingswinford-born wife Elizabeth.
© Copyright. Posted on 22nd December 2011
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Licensees of this Pub
1871 - Thomas Yates
1881 - Thomas Solloway
1891 - Sarah Day
1896 - Sidney Tranter
1901 - Enoch Bennett

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