Training Courses Hind Hotel

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Dean Carr


Alcohol Licence Training for Historic Hotel

PLT arrange another bespoke onsite APLH Training course at historical hotel.

The Hind Hotel in Wellingborough which dates back to the 17th century is steeped in history.  In the Elizabethan era the Lord of the Manor, Sir Christopher Hatton was a sponsor of Sir Francis Drake’s worldwide expeditions; Drake renamed one of his ships the Golden Hind mid-voyage in 1578, as he prepared to enter the Strait of Magellan, calling her Golden Hind to compliment his patron and after the heraldic symbol of the Hatton family. whose armorial crest was a golden ‘hind’ (a female deer). The Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for her circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580.

On 1 March 1579, now in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador, Golden Hind challenged and captured the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. This galleon had the largest treasure captured to that date: over 360,000 Pesos. The six tons of treasure took six days to transship.

Upon the Golden Hind’s return Queen Elizabeth I herself went aboard the ship, which was lying at Deptford in the Thames Estuary, and personally bestowed a knighthood on Drake.There are several replicas of the Golden Hind one of the most well known can be found in Brixham harbour in Devon. The ship has a figure head of a Golden Hind the same as the hotel has to a Golden Hind above the entrance.

The Hind Hotel, is also the place where Oliver Cromwell is supossed to have planned the battle of Naseby which took place on the 14 June 1645, near the village of Naseby in Northamptonshire. The main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. The Battle of Naseby was the decisive battle of the first English Civil War.

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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