White Hart Inn (site of)
What was it?
"The White Hart was Bath's oldest recorded inn, dating back to at least
1503" [Swift and Elliott 2005]
used it as a location for
characters in Persuasion
whilst Charles Dickens
immortalised the landlord Moses Pickwick in The Pickwick Papers
. Moses Pickwick
succeeded his uncle, Eleazar Pickwick "the most celebrated of Bath's
The White Hart was demolished in 1867 and replaced by the Grand Pump
Room Hotel. This in turn was demolished in 1959 and replaced by
Arlington House, "a bland, collonaded Baldwin-style building" [Forsyth 2003]
Where was it in Bath?
The White Hart Inn was on the junction of Stall Street and Westgate
There are two plaques located towards the Westgate Street end of
The text on the first plaque reads
"On this site stood the White Hart Inn. Demolished 1869. Eleazer
& Moses Pickwick. Proprietors"
The text on the second plaque reads
"City of Bath
This Foundation Stone was laid by the Mayor of Bath Councillor Arthur
Mortimer on 23rd May 1960"
Location map of inscription:
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