Walter Rotton held the license for the Freemasons' Arms situated in High Street in 1832.
In August 1836
the premises 'lately known as the Freemasons Arms' were offered
for sale in two lots. The premises at this time consisted of a large shop front 30 x
16 with a room equal size above with a private entrance to the dwelling
house of six rooms, a stable large enough for eight horses with a loft
for grain and gardens.
The name of this hotel was changed to the Queens Arms
in 1838, about the time James Young took over the license.
When it was advertised for sale in 1848, James Young
had held the license for 10 years.