Roebuck Inn

This Inn was in the Brookhouses part of town round the corner from the Huntsman, the land on which it stood is now part of the industrial estate.

In 1885 Benjamin Smith this pubs owner objected to the application of the New Inn beer house getting it’s full licence, it would go on to become The Huntsman.

From 1912 this inn hosted a weekly garden competition in the town running from May to September, the results were published in the Cheadle and Tean Times.

The Brookhouses Homing Society held their meetings and annual dinners at the Roebuck.

After former New Haden Colliery worker Albert “Bert” Whitehurst became a professional footballer he was honoured in the pub by having a football used by him kept in a glass case behind the bar.

When John J. Shenton retired from the trade in August 1959 he was congratulated by the local magistrates. Norman Plant took over the license under a protection order, the license was transferred to him officially the following month.

Following the closure of this pub, the Plant family took over the Station Hotel on Tape Street.

Past Proprietors:

Dorothy Whitehurst (White’s History Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire 1834, 1841 Census)
Jacob Whitehurst (White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire 1851 and Post Office Directory of Staffordshire 1860)
John Smith (1868 and 1872 Post Office Directories)
Thomas Adams (1881 Census, 1884 and 1887 Cheadle Herald Article)[until June 1893]
Benjamin Smith (1885 Cheadle Herald)
Thomas Adams (1891 Census)
Frederick William Wright [from June 1893] (1893 Cheadle Herald)
John Hobson (1895 Cheadle Herald)
Mary Ann Mault (1898 Cheadle Herald)
Mary Rowlands (1911 Census, Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1912)
Abraham Day (Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1932)
Arthur Smith (Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1936 and 1940)
John Joseph Shenton (Cheadle Post and Times 1959) [until Aug 1959]
Norman Plant [from Aug 1959] (Cheadle Post and Times 1959) [Last Licensee]


4 Responses to Roebuck Inn

  1. Keith Carr says:

    On page 27 of “The Cheadle Colleries and their Railways” by Allan C Baker their is a photograph of “The Noebuck”? at Brookhouses taken on 28 May 1904 on the occasion of the first coal taken from the re-opened New Haden Colliery. This coal was paraded round the town on the back of a cart. My grandfather, a shaftsinker around Cheadle is on this photo.

  2. Lonnie says:

    I found out just yesterday ‘Thomas Adams’ once proprietor of the Roebuck Inn is my Great Great Grandfather. If anyone has any images they would like to share, please forward them on. I am currently researching my family tree – i’m in awe of some of the things I have found!

    • Pamela Foxwell says:

      Dear Lonnnie, I have been researching my side of the Adams tree,Thomas Adams married to Elizabeth Beardmore was my great great grandfather.his son Fred Adams was my grandfather Vincent Adams father

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