Posted 24th February 2017 by Maggie Clowes

The Gentleman's Magazine featured the comments of travellers staying in Appleby in 1719. Both refer to the Crown Inn.*

May August
Lodged at Appleby at the Crown where we had good lodgings but very insufficient provision and attendance. Lodged at the Crown Inn Appleby where I determined never willingly to inn (sic) any more, the people being stupid and altogether unqualified for their employment.

* There were at different times four inns whose names include the word CROWN

Crown and Cushion Boroughgate 1715
Crown and Mitre (became the Tufton Arms in 1876) Market Place 1776
Crown and Punch Bowl Market Place 1830
Crown and Thistle High Wiend 1824

Information from Appleby at Work. Inns are first mentioned on the dates given so it looks as though the Crown Inn referred to is what is now the Crown and Cushion.

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