The Yelton Hotel – Hastings


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The Yelton Hotel now The White Rock Hotel where we have our SMART coffee meets. Lots of bands used to play here.

Matt Thomas… I went in there today for a cuppa Alan and was well impressed.I havent been in there since the Yelton!!!!!!

Andre Martin… But don’t expect to catch any of these buses, the 99route still runs, but not this vehicle. but the others in shot, I expect have long gone to those bus routes in the sky

Andy Qunta… Many good memories of the Yelton! Didn’t know it’s now the White Rock Hotel!

Jim Breeds… Wha!t? Even the 157 (later the 457) route has gone? I’ve stayed at the White Rock a few times in the last few years when in town. Very nice. But the Jenny Lind is cheaper and has real ale, so that’s usually where we stay now 🙂

John Storer… I was last down a couple of years back and needed a hotel fast. The only place with vacancies was The White Rock Hotel. Having never heard of it, I asked for directions and realised where they were located. “Didn’t that used to be The Yelton?” I enquired, with some trepidation. “Yes”, said the receptionist, “but its changed a lot since then”. And, indeed, it had! Really nice hotel, very comfy rooms, and one of the best hotel cooked breakfasts I’d had for a long time.

Jim Breeds… The breakfasts are legendary. I think they get a mention on trip advisor

Nigel Ford… Michael Notley owned the Yelton (his surname backwards) aswell as a farm out at Magham down


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Soul XPress – The Yelton Hotel – December 1993


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Mick Allen sax, Den Wootton drums, Mandie “B” vocals, Nick ?? vocals, Len Benton (out of shot) bass and Barry French guitar.

Barry French… Can anyone confirm the name of the male singer Nick ???? A northern lad with a huge voice. I can’t remember his surname, he only played a few gigs then moved back north.  I’m pretty certain that this was Mandie’s & Nick’s first gig with the band.

Mandie B… I think I can answer that, the male vocalist in Soul X press back then was the fabulous Nick More. Thanks Barry French for putting up with me and thanks for the picture. XX