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Hope Inn

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  address: Frogmore Road, Windsor Castle (now closed to the public)
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  history: The landlord Mr Byles here hosted many civic events, entertaining local gentry as well as Royalty.  Frogmore Road was apparently closed to the public with the coming of the railway.

Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express

24th September 1842

The New Royal Gardens at Frogmore

On Saturday last when John Phipps, Esq., surveyor to the Commissioner of Woods and Forests, paid his accustomed visit to these gardens to view the progress of the various buildings which are under his management, he found that the workmen had just roofed in the neat residence intended for Mr.Ingram, her Majesty's gardener, and had hoisted flags as is the usual custom when buildings had progressed thus far. Mr.Phipps, by way of further commemoration, very liberally gave to each of the workmen - bricklayers, carpenters, and gardeners - employed about the premises half a crown, and to each foreman half a sovereign, amounting in the whole to above twenty pounds. This liberal gift the men resolved to make a common fund, with a view of enjoying it in a substantial way on Wednesday last, which day they devoted to a holiday. In the morning they had games of cricket, and in the afternoon they partook of a good dinner at the Hope Inn, where they terminated the day in the most agreeable manner.

13th October 1842
Public Dinner At The Hope Inn

On Wednesday last the public dinner at the Hope Inn took place in commemoration of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent taking up her residence at Frogmore. A spacious tent was erected for the accommodation of the company, who mustered about eighty strong, including many of the most respectable inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood. The arrangements were most excellent; the dinner excited the admiration of all present, especially the fine fat venison which was presented to the worthy host (Mr.Byles) for the occasion by the Duchess of Kent, and the wines were of a very superior description. Mr.Bedborough presided, Mr.Cantrell being vice-president. A variety of toasts were drank after dinner, and the evening was spent in the utmost conviviality and harmony, the company separating at a late hour, delighted with the entertainment, and with the successful exertions of their host.



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