The Pack Horse Advertised for Sale

William Crumbleholme and his wife Charlotte took the lease of the Pack Horse in 1827, but William fell ill and died in February 1828.

On 5th May 1828, this advertisement appeared in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal:


Frome DiaryTo be Let with immediate possession, All that well established inn or Public House with ample stabling, Coach House … called Pack Horse Inn, most eligibly situated in the principal thoroughfare of the town of Frome.  The whole of the stock of beer is of superior quality; coming in moderate. Further details may be known on application to Mrs Crumbleholme, the present tenant, who is leaving in consequence of ill health or to Mr Porch, auctioneer, Frome. The above concern is well deserving the notice of any person inclined to embark on such a business.

But before a tenant could be found, Mrs Crumbleholm remarried and the couple continued to run the pub as Mr and Mrs Watts, until the early 1830s.


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