Some history of the Malt Shovel at Romsley in the county of Worcestershire.
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"John Colley, of the Malt Shovel, Romsley, was summoned for permitting drunkenness, and was also charged with being drunk upon his
licensed premises. Defendant pleaded guilty to both charges. Police-Clarke stated that about 6.30 p.m. on the 16th ult. he visited defendant's premises, and
found a man named Haden there. The latter was very drunk, and was taken home by witness. Upon his return he saw defendant, who was also drunk. He asked him how he
accounted for Haden being drunk on his premises, and he replied that he had only had one pint of beer and a bottle of "pop" there. Inspector Raybould also
deposed to visiting the defendant's premises at 8.30 p.m. on the same night. Defendant was then in an intoxicated condition. Defendant, in reply to the charge,
said that he had been to a shooting party, and had taken a drop too much, but denied that Haden was drunk. The defendant, who had only recently obtained his
temporary license for the house, was fined 20s. and costs for permitting drunkenness, and 5s. and costs for the other offence. William Haden, of Romsley, pleaded
guilty to being drunk upon the premises, and was fined 2s. 6d. and costs."
Bromsgrove & Droitwich Messenger : July 2nd 1905 Page 2