Second application succeeds.
A new public house, to be known as ‘The Grenville Arms’ is to be established at Westward Ho! After a four-hour hearing on Monday, Bideford magistrates granted Mr John Edwin Kibbler’s application for a licence for premises now known as the Youngaton Private Hotel.
For the applicant, Mr H E Park submitted that the present licensed premises at Westward Ho! were totally inadequate to cater for the demand which existed there.
Mr Leslie G H Braddick, a caravan proprietor, of Vicosa, Westward Ho! stated that his camp was capable of accommodating over 700 people.
A cafe proprietor, Mrs Molly Miall, Seawinds, Northam, joint proprietor of the Bunny’s Cafe, Westward Ho! said ‘I have had many inquiries about licensed premises’.
Mr Charles Thomas Cummings, a house decorator, of Nelson House, Nelson Terrace, Westward Ho! claimed that during June, July and August one had to reach in over people six or seven deep to get one’s change in the two licensed premises at Westward Ho!
Further evidence in support of the application was given by Mrs Esther Hilder, a guest house proprietor, of Cleveland Terrace, Westward Ho!. Mr Henry John Moseley, a guest house proprietor, of The Brackens, Westward Ho! and Mr Claude Wise, a cafe proprietor, Beach House, Westward Ho!
Opposing the application Major Joseph C Dobbs, licensee of the Golden Bay Hotel, Westward Ho! said there was no evidence of any increase in demand. Major Robert A Wickham, a director of the proprietors of the Pebbleridge Hotel, Westward Ho! of Concord, Torrington, told the magistrates that they had to make their harvest in July and August.
After 15 minutes retirement, the chairman of the magistrates, Mr R B Blackmore, announced ‘My colleagues and I have come to the conclusion that a case has been made and a licence should be granted subject to two provisos’.
The full Gazette article is dated 14 February 1958