Cavalier Inn, Middlegate

Location: 26 Middlegate, Newark (originally 34 Middlegate prior to street re-numbering in c.1891)

Early Records

Middlegate, Newark, showing the Cavalier inn newly opened in 1965.  (Photo: R. Brown)

Middlegate, Newark, showing the Cavalier inn newly opened in 1965. (Photo: R. Brown)

The earliest record to a pub on this site dates from 1471 where it is mentioned in a deed (Cornelius Brown’s History of Newark, Vol.2, p.26).  This makes the Cavalier (then known as The Angel) Newark’s third oldest known pub, after the Saracen’s Head (1341) and the Old White Hart (1413), both in the Market Place.

An early printed reference to the Angel occurs in Cresswell’s Nottingham Journal on 24th May 1783.

Not a coaching inn

The building as it is today (2014) - Savers Health & Beauty store (Photographed July 2014)

The building as it is today (2014) – Savers Health & Beauty store (Photographed July 2014)

The Angel was not one of Newark’s coaching inns, but (in 1831) was the pick-up point for a number of local carrier’s carts.  These were, on Wednesdays, John Jackson’s carrier to Bingham, and Lanech Willerth’s carrier to Sutton-on-Trent.  Then, on Wednesdays and Fridays Thomas Wood’s carrier departed from the Angel for Mansfield.

 

Publicans

1832 – Richard Hemstock

A nod to earlier times - Wooden supporting bracket incorporated as a feature on the 1965 building (Photographed July 2014)

A nod to earlier times – Wooden supporting bracket incorporated as a feature on the 1965 building (Photographed July 2014)

1835 – Richard Hempstock (sic)

1841 – Richard Hemstock

 

Later Times

In 1965 the Angel building was demolished and rebuilt.  The new pub was re-christened The Cavalier Inn

The Cavalier closed in the Summer of 2001, and in the following November the Newark Advertiser (23rd Nov. 2001 p.5) reported that it was to be redeveloped at the Savers health and beauty store.

At the time of writing (July 2014) the premises are still occupied by Savers

 Photo:Above & Below; A selection of trade adverts which appeared at the time of the Cavalier's opening in 1965

Above & Below; A selection of trade adverts which appeared at the time of the Cavalier’s opening in 1965

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Cavalier (formerly the Angel) Inn' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Cavalier (formerly the Angel) Inn' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Cavalier (formerly the Angel) Inn' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Cavalier (formerly the Angel) Inn' page