The Traveller’s Rest
Lower Dover Street, Walcot

The pictures and information on this page were kindly provided by Simon Newton of Theodore, Australia. Simon is the Grandson of Charles Yates and Great Grandson of George Yates

The Traveller’s Rest pictured here sometime between 1952 and 1955. In shirt sleeves is landlord Charles Yates and in the centre is customer Bill Leach but the identity of the gent to the right is unknown.

Obituary of George Henry Yates
(Bath newspaper 1955)

"George Henry Yates died November 5th 1955 at Bath Hospital.

Mr Yates, who came to the city in 1912, was, for many years, licensee of the Traveller's Rest, 1 Lower Dover Street, Walcot. He was formerly employed by Cater, Stoffel & Fortt.

At one time he was a member of the 17th County of London (Middlesex) Regiment. Mr Yates was the only son of the late Mr and Mrs George Yates, of London. He had been in poor health for two years. He leaves a widow and four children, three of whom are living at Bath. His daughter, Mrs M. E. Paradise, is living in Australia."

Obituary of Charles Horace Yates
(Bath newspaper 1958)

"Charles Horace Yates, BEM died at Claverton Down Hospital.

The death of Mr Charles. H. (Tubby) Yates, of 29 Stirtingale Road, Bath who for some years, was landlord of the Traveller's Rest, Walcot, which was acquired for £1 (from Georges Brewery) by the Bath Corporation under a slum clearance scheme and has now ceased to exist as a public house.

The shutters went up on the Traveller's Rest in September 1956. Trade had slackened over the previous five years with so many customers leaving the district under the Snow Hill re-development scheme, but with new flats going up in the area, it had begun to pick up . Eventually it was acquired under a compulsory purchase order.

Mr Yates had been at the establishment since March 1934, when his Mother and Father took it over. He is survived by his wife Dorothy."

Inside the Travellers' Rest. Left to right. Charles Yates, his mother Maud Yates, future daughter in law Hilary Betts (with Patsy the dog) and son Ken Yates.

The last night at the Traveller’s Rest Charles Yates with his mother Maude, wife Dorothy, daughter Eileen and customer Bill Leach.

George and Maud Yates landlord & landlady 1934 - 1952


1895. Mrs. C. Neate
1902. Emily Sophia Whicher
1914-16. Harry Whicher
1923. Ethel Whicher
1931. Frederick Drewett
1934 to 1952. George Yates
1952 to 1956. Charles Yates