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Old Haslings Hotel, Warninglid
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Old Haslings Hotel, Warninglid

Many residents of a certain generation will remember the Old Haslings Hotel standing next to the A23 Brighton Road just 400 yards south of the present Warninglid bridge. Nowadays it is a nursing home operating as Aniska Lodge, but over the years it has had several different lives.
Built as a private house in the early/mid 1800s it became the Old Haslings Hotel in the early 1900s until its demise in the 1960s. It was closed for a few years until it came to life again, trading as Markwells Hotel and Restaurant.
Yet again it changed its mode of trading and became more of a nightclub named variously as Drucilla’s and The Taverners.
In the 1980s it was granted Grade II listed building status.
With grateful thanks to Chris Pyrah for supplying the brochure.
Click on Open Document to view the remainder of the brochure including the tariff; the front page is shown above.

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Picture added on 08 April 2014 at 09:10
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Comments:
I found this on the BBC "Domesday Reloaded" website that would have been written in 1986:
"Before my Dad bought the Taverners it was called Bradleys, and before that it was called Markwells.
We have got 7 hotel rooms and 6 have bathrooms. The price of a single room is £15.00, and £30 for a twin or double
room for bed and breakfast. The Bridal Suite costs £40 a night.
We have owned it for about a year and a half. It has got a disco, a wine bar, a garden bar, a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a barbecue.
There is a dinner and dance every Wednesday and Saturday which costs £10.00.
An English breakfast costs £2.80 and a three-course lunch on Sundays is £6.50 and on other days it is £4.75.
A three-course dinner is £6.90.
The oldest bit of the Taverners is about four hundred years old and the newest is about 60 years old."
Added by Paul Williams on 02 July 2014
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