The Kings Arms Hotel is a 500 year old coaching house which provided lodging for King Charles I on 8th May 1645. The unspoilt building is a dominant feature on the east side of Stow Square near the cross.
The Kings Arms had been acquired by Hunt, Edmunds of Banbury by 1891. A wooden board above the stable entrance read: ‘The Kings Arms. Hunt Edmunds & Co. Splendid Banbury Ales & Double Stout’.
Now owned by Olde English Inns, the Kings Arms has twelve bedrooms. It is reputedly haunted.
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Owner in 1891: Hunt Edmunds, Banbury
Rateable value in 1891: £20.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Hunt Edmunds, Banbury
Rateable value in 1903: £24.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords / Proprietors at the Kings Arms Hotel include:
1856 R. Strong
1891 Ralph Hovard
1902 John Keen
1903,1906 Thomas Costiff
1919 Mrs Annie Beatrice Costiff
1927 Harry Costiff
1939 Donald F. Hawke
2000 Tina Arnold and Martin Butchart