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The Licensed Victuallars Tea Association
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 16:21:58 »
I never knew about this organisation until I stumbled across this advert. It seems the rivalry between Publicans and Grocers with an 'off-licence' goes back a long way.  They publicans were obviously quite serious since it seems they ran this advert on the front page about twice a week from May 1869 until January 1870 (and perhaps before and after this, but I've not found any yet). In addition to being a great piece of social history, it is also an interesting list of some of Kent's pubs and publicans.

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser - multiple dates May 1869-January 1870

Chief Office & Warehouses—SOUTHWARK STREET, E.C.
City Offices—3, MINCING LANE, and 38, FENCHURCH STREET, E.C.
Paris Depot —RUE MONT THABOR, No. 6.
To whom all Post Office Orders. Cheques, and Bills are to be made payable.
THE LICENSED VICTUALLERS TEA ASSOCIATION, founded in 1867. and owing its origin to the irregular competition of the grocers in the sale of wine, is now supplying through the following appointed AGENTS IN THIS COUNTY, its unequalled Teas in sealed packets of 1lb., ½lb., ¼lb., and 2oz. ; each packet having the price, trade mark, name and addresses of the ASSOCIATION, without which none is genuine.
The trade mark is registered according to law; to copy or imitate which is forgery.
Licensed Victuallers and Wine Merchants only are eligible as Agents to the Association.
A Sample Parcel of Eight Pounds forwarded carriage free on receipt of Post Office Order.
All communications to made direct, the services of Travellers having been discontinued.
The Teas are very strong and wholesome, are guaranteed pure and of uniform quality, and arc used and approved by all classes.
Taeping   ... Finest Black Tea ... 2s, 6d.
   "           ... Finest Mixed Tea ... 3s. 0d.
  "            ... Finest Green Tea ... 3s. 6d.
Caravan ... An Exquisite Tea ... 3s. 6d.
Kent.—H. Allen, Blacksmiths* Arms, Marine Town, Sheerness; H. Austin, Albion, Palace street, Canterbury ; W. Barton, Queen’s Head. Wateringbury ; J. Barrett, Georpe and Dragon, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells; J. Bellamy, Windmill Inn, Sevenoaks; W. Bacon, the Ship, Conyer, near Sittingboume; J. E. Betts, the Woodman, Lee; Miss H. Birch, Clarendon Inn, Sandgate; W. Bourne, South-Eastern Tavern, South Ashford ; J. Briggs, Marquis of Granby, Northfleet; C. Burr, King's Head, Hadlow ; R. S. Cardwell, Bridge Tavern, Strood; E. Charcy, Star Tavern, Cattle Market, Canterbury; M. Cloke, Coach and Horses, Lyminge, Hythe; G. Cobb, Swan Inn, Ashford ; J. Coppen, King of Prussia, Old Brompton; J.B. Winney, Bell, Crayford ; C. P. Covington, Bear and Staff. Crayford; T. J.Crockford, wine merchant, Cobham; H. Dale, Oak Hill Tavern, Beckenham ; P. Deller, Duchess of Wellington, Woolwich; T. Double, Crown, Edenbridge; W. Dorrington. Royal Hill, Greenwich; S. Dunn, Freemasons’ Tavern, Ramsgate; S. Earle, Marine Hotel, Rose Hill, West Cliff, Ramsgate, C. Edwards,Bull and George Inn, Dartford; G. Edington, Standard. Blackheath; H. E. Fisher, Coach and Horses, Greenwich; A. H. Foster, Saracen's Head, Ashford; H. Floyd, Mid Kent Tavern, Lewisham; M. Fright, Three Tuns Tavern, Faversham; J. Gardner. Waterloo Inn, Minster, Sheppey; J, Girdler, Prince of Wales, Minster, Sheppey; K. Gorham, Railway Hotel, Sittingbourne; J. Goble, Castle Inn, Ashford; F. Green, Gun Inn, Horsmonden ; Miss Hambrook, Lord Northbrook, Burnt Ash Lane, Lee; J. Havard. the Ship, Sheerness; H. Hall, Bull and Butcher, Castle-street, Famham; M. Harris, Mitre, Blackwall-lane, Greenwich; E. Hammond, Star and Garter, Woolwich; C. Hart, Half Moon Inn, Woolwich; T. Hawkett, wine merchant, Town Mailing; C. Hillyer, Castle Bonny Cravat, Woodchurch, Ashford; W. Holness, Royal Oak Inn, Herne Bay; G. Hogden, Rose lnn, Sandgate; J. James, Folkestone road, Priory-station, Dover; H. E. Langham, Waterman’s Arms. Woolwich; Miss Lane, Old Ash-lane. Famham; C. Lewis, Town Mailing; B. Llowarch, Sportsman, Sturry; W. H. Luck, Nevill’s Arms, Tunbridge Wells; J. Millett, Abbey Wood; J. Miles, Two Brewers, Dartford; J. Mitchell. Lord Nelson, Broadstairs; T. March, Prince Albert, Whitstable; J.Ottaway. Divers Arms, Town Parade. Herne Bay; T. Ovenden, Tiger’s Head, Lee; W. Ovenden, Three Tuns, Blackheath; A. Woodgate, Bat and Ball, Old Dover-road, Canterbury; F. C. Wyborn, Bower-lane, Maidstone; J. T. Payne, Reading-street, Tenterden; J. Page, Windsor Castle, Canterbury; C. Paine, Wellington Hotel, Dover; T. Brockman. Park lnn, Dover; A. G. Porter, The Dane, Watling-street, Canterbury; W .Reed, Crown and Cushion,Market-hill, Woolwich; J. Reeves, Locomotive Inn, Ashford; T. Ralph, Greyhound Inn, Sevenoaks; W. Roper, White Hart Inn, Newington, Sittingbourne; E. Rose, Royal Oak, Ashford; E. Scholey, The Foresters, Bromley ; G. Sewell, Chequers Inn, Sevenoaks; S. E. Sharman, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks; E. Sherrard, Carpenters’ Arms. Frank-road, Tunbridge Wells; C. Swift, White Hart, Erith; J. Tilley, Court Hill-road, Lewisham; W. W. Thunder. Lord Clyde, Woolwich; J. C. Tiley, Swan, High-street, Lee; H. Trimble. Pier Tavern, High-street, Woolwich; J. Taylor, Bridge House Inn, Tyler-hill, near Canterbury; H. Tranah, Bull’s Head, Strood; E. Trew, Bull Inn, Brasted; E. Vincer, Vauxhall Tavern, Canterbury; J. Whatman, Windlesham, near Sunningdale; W. Wonnacott, Fort Tavern, Woolwich; H. E. Wren, Duke’s Head, Bromley; G. Ward, Royal Norfolk Hotel, Sandgate; W. Watt, Pier Hotel, Greenhithe; J. Webb, Duke's Head, Pethin, near Canterbury ; A. White, Northgate-street, Canterbury; J. Williams, Druid’s Head, Dover; W. Wise, Prince of Wales, Montpelier-road, Blackheath; C. Ligbtfoot, Fleur de Lis, Sittingbourne.
Maidstone, Kent. - Principal Agent and Depot 2, High-street, Maidstone, John Spooner, Manager; J. Gibson, Admiral Gordon, Tonbridge-road ; C. Bonner, Union Flag, Union-street; J. C. Clark, Spread Eagle, Brewer street; C. Medgley, Chart Satton; W. Taylor, Hollingbourne; W. Woolhouse. Windmill Inn, ditto; W. Milton, Three Cricketers, Mote-road, B. Barnes, Brewer’s Arras, Sandling-road; A. M. Kemsley, Dragon, Sandling-road; W. E. Millen, 21 Scott-street; J. Hedges, 22 Union-street; W. Barton, Queen’s Head Wateringbury; H. Tong, Warm Lake, Sutton.
Gravesend.—Principal Agent and Depot, J. Smith, New Inn; J. Upton, Six Bells, Percy-street; W. Brown. Wellington Arms. Wellington-street; T. Yonwin, Phœnix Tavern, Albion Terrace; J. Middleton, Queen’s Head, Wakefield-street; T. Smith, King’s Head, King-street; J Rod, British Star, Milton road; W. Waddell, Windmill Tavern; T. Calvin, Man of Kent, Wrotham-road; P. Robinson, Victory, Clarence-street; W. Tutton, Hero of Kent , F. Gardner, Mitre Hotel; E. W. Hayes, Terrace-street.
CHATHAM AND ROCHESTER.- J. Burford, Gibraltar Inn Chatham; J. Hawley, Dartmouth Arms, ditto; J. Kemp Sir Colin Campbell, ditto; G. King, Swan Inn, Old Brompton; G. Moss, Golden Lion, Military road, Chatham; J. Piper, Bull's Head, High-street, ditto; T. Platts, Army and Navy, River-row, ditto; J. T. Taylor, United Service, ditto; G. Andrews, Old Brompton, ditto; G. Biackman, Five Bells, Hoo; R. Brown, Two Brewers. High-street, Rochester; J. Goble. Queen Charlotte, ditto; J. Missing,ditto; J. W. Richman, Sir John Falstaff, ditto.

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