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King Edward VII

The King Edward VII The sign
The King Edward VII in 2007
An old sign

The King Edward VII stands on the corner of Cromwell Road and Queen Street, opposite the factory of William Green and Son.

It was originally a beer-house and was granted a full licence despite the strong oppostion from the Temperence Society.

In the early 1900s the landlord was John Whitehead, and W G Holyoak held the licence in the 1950s.

1991 sign 1991
Changing the sign in
September 1991

Portrait of King Edward VII that hung in the bar & the licencee names above the door in Queen street

lanflord smoking area
Mr Geoffrey Nicholson, landlord of the King Edward
for the last 18 years
The outside area
Photographs by Paul Wright, by kind permission of the licencees, taken on 12th October 2013 when the King Edward VII public house sadly closed down.
Shaun Docherty
Regular customer Shaun Docherty savours one of
his final pints of beer at the King Edward.
with louise Currie Shaun Doherty
Landlord Geoffrey Nicholson and Louise Currie
Darren Dale
skittle table Gaming machines
The skittle table
Gaming machines
some of the many trophies dart board and bar area
Trophy shelf - from the numerous bar games teams
The dart board in the bar

Paul Wright, 24th October 2015

Following a two year period of closure the King Edward public house re-opened its doors on Saturday 24th October 2015, at 7.30pm. This was almost two years to the day following the shutting of the doors on Saturday 12th October 2013.

The venue is now to be the live music venue run by Phoenix Star Entertainment, and on a chilly damp evening on the final day of British summer time (BST) there was the added attraction on an open fire to warm the crowd up, as it was 7°C outside.

October 2020

Greg Cunnington and Billy Boddington, two local businessmen, now have the lease on the pub.

Greg tells us: "We are putting a lot of money into the building, including new windows and doors, new internal layout to toilet and kitchen areas, new rebuilt pub garden, and all new electrics and heating throughout. We have taken on this project to stop the building being turned into flats, and to give something back to the community. We will be starting a new food business running from the pub once we get the first phase completed and doors open again".

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