Copenhagen Inn

In the nineteenth century the Three Towns sported a number of pubs that had been named after the heroes of British battles overseas, there were even a handful of pubs named after the particular battles – foremost among them Alma, Inkermann, Shannon and Chesapeake and Copenhagen.

Horatio Nelson was the hero of the Battle of Copenhagen which, in April 1801, saw the celebrated Vice-Admiral disobey Admiral Hyde Parker’s order to withdraw, and destroy a number of Danish and Norwegian ships before a truce had been agreed.

Curiously enough the Duke of Wellington’s horse at the Battle of Waterloo was called Copenhagen, presumably in deference to the battle too.

One of a handful of pubs along Stoke (Eldad) Hill the Copenhagen appears to have had only one landlord who was there until the end of the nineteenth century.


1861 - Charles Bickley