Silverhill Tavern

From Historical Hastings
Silverhill Tavern
General information
Address40 Sedlescombe Road North
Admin. Information
Electoral/Planning WardSILVERHILL Pre May 2018
Prop. Ref. No.100062577640

The Silverhill Tavern was first open in 1841 by Stephen Pilcher, who'd created the public house in his home at 9 Silverhill Terrace. In 1898 the public house had taken over number 8 and become 38 - 40 Sedlescombe Road North after renumbering. In 1900 improvements took place, paid for by Watneys, which introduced a new clubroom and toilets. In the 1930s it was home to an alternative Winkle Club, which accepted ladies, but this was short lived. The pub was briefly renamed 'Petches', then 'Bar Diva' circa 2000, before reverting back to Silverhill Tavern in 2011, but closed permanently in 2012 and eventually converted into housing.[1]. Following the closure of the pub, the building was converted into three town-houses.


References & Notes

  1. Buckle, Alan & Hastings Local History Group (2013). Silverhill: From waterfall to windmill, p. 81.