Hampshire Telegraph July 4 1836
RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT
James Weeks, many years owner and Commander of Packets respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, that he has taken the above Hotel, opposite the Royal Victoria Arcade, Union-street; the house affords Ladies, Gentlemen, and Families every comfort of a home; the setting and bedrooms are cheerful commanding an extensive sea view of Spithead, &c., &c., or looking into the pleasure grounds attached to the house; board and residence at per week, or per day; families wishing private setting-rooms will find excellent accommodation. The choicest Wines, Spirits, Cordials, Bottled Ales, Porter, &c.
NB – Information given of the Southampton and Portsmouth Steam Packets, for Havre, Jersey, Guernsey and Plymouth; the Steam Packets cross eight times a day to Portsmouth, and three times to Southampton, affording delightful marine excursions; as also, for hire very superior and safe class pleasure Boats.
This is an image of Sheridan’s Hotel, currently Ladbroke’s. The garden is the area now occupied by a Spa and Joe’s. The building stretches back to Union Road, and the three sections are still very recognisable.