Hare and Hounds

From Historical Hastings

Originally slightly further north than the pub's final location, the town's first theatre was in a white-boarded annex to this public house in Ore opening on the 1st of July, 1806 with a comedy called ‘The Soldier’s Daughter’. The theatre was known to be popular with the troops garrisoned at the nearby Halton Barracks, eventually burning down on Boxing Day 1867[1]. A blue plaque marks the location, an earlier plaque having also been placed on the spot as identified by Henry Cousins in June of 1914 by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree[2]


1832:William Lawrence Yates[3]


References & Notes

  1. Hastings Chronicle
  2. Hastings of Bygone Days and the Present (Henry Cousins - 1911) pg.94 ISBN: 9789332862449 ESCC Library Google Books " Amazon
  3. 1832-1834 Pigot's Sussex Directory; Publisher: Pigot