Some history of the Old Brewery Inn at Old Hill in the County of Staffordshire
More information on the Old Brewery Inn at Old Hill to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Old Brewery Inn from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Old Brewery Inn. There is information on Old Hill and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Joseph Harding, landlord of the Old Brewery Inn, Garratt's Lane, Old Hill, was charged with allowing gambling on his
licensed premises on the 24th ult. Mr. W. Waldron prosecuted on behalf of the police authorities. Police-Constable Moss, of the Bilston force, said he went
to the Old Brewery Inn, kept by the defendant on the night in question. Witness was disguised as a working man, and in the tap room saw six men. On one of the
tables two of the men were playing at dominoes. While in the room witness heard one of the men say "Thin is for a pint of fourpenny." At the time the
game was being played two of their companions made a bet of 2s. to 1s. on the game. At the conclusion of the game the man who had lost paid for the pint of
fourpenny, which was supplied by the landlord, who was present all the time the game was played. A second game was also played for 3d. Police-Constable
Blackshaw corroborated. Defendant, in answer to the charge, said that he knew nothing about the charge, and was not present when the game was played. The
Bench said there was a previous conviction against the defendant for supplying a drunken man with beer. Taking that into consideration, they could do no less
than fine him £5, and £2. 8s. 10d. costs, and endorse his licence."
"A Brewer Heavily Fined"
County Express : April 14th 1888 Page 6