Granby Arms, 75 Spon Street
|These premises have been known by different names during their history:||FROM||TO||NAME|
|1910||2002||BOWLING GREEN INN|
John Manners (1721 - 1770), Marquis of Granby, is honoured in a great many pub names because he set up so many of his own men as tavern-keepers when they left the army. He himself was Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards by 1758 and commander-in-chief of the British Army in 1766. So why was this pub named the Granby for just a short while 140 years later?
This pub is said to have been built originally in c1829 as the Victoria Vaults, then becoming the Spotted Dog. The Board in 1868. Melborne Hotel in 1879, and the Melbourne Gardens in 1907. It became the Granby Arms in 1909. Later it was named the Bowling Green in 1910.
The grass bowling green was sold and the old people's accommodation called Wellington Gardens was erected on its site. The pub was demolished and replaced with a new building in 1959, later named the New Bowler in 2002.|
LICENSEES:1909 E. Duggan
Street plan of 1851