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    The 1891 listing of around 1400 Beer Retailers / Publicans in London - from the 1891 Post Office Directory,

    This excludes the Publicans listed at named Pubs in the Directory. The Directory does not include Public House names, just an address. This is fine for double checking names and places; but lacks the modern naming convention of a Public House and its named sign.

    Many of these Beer Retailers (usually better known as Publicans) are very important in the fact that many formed the modern Public House as we now know it; whilst others were the modern equivalent of the Off Licence.

    I will add links from these pages as I am able; but please help me out here. It is often difficult through the documentation that exists to match an address to a Pub name as much of this is through word of mouth, i.e. a Public House is often known by it's name to the locals, rather than through any record system.

    1891 Beer Retailer index

    Broad Alfred, 588 Old Kent Road SE
    Broadmeadow Mrs Emma, 57 Cottage Street, Poplar High Street E
    Brooke Mrs Esther, 2 Flood Street SW
    Brooke James, 46 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E
    Brooke Edmnd Dixon, 113 Broadwall Blackfriars SE
    Brookes Frank, 19 Manor Street, Chelsea SW
    Brookes Walter, 1 Queens Road, Notting Hill W
    Brookin Wm Jn, 15 Hague Street, Bethnal Green E
    Brown Alfred, 64 New Road E
    Brown Christopher, 5 Crispin Street, Spitalfields E
    Brown Frank, 33 Woodfield Place, Harrow Road W
    Brown Hy, 10 Gainsford Street, Horselydown SE
    Brown James, 4 Walpole Road, New Cross Road SE
    Brown John, 23 Lant Street, Borough SE
    Brown John, 1 & 3 Myddelton Street EC
    Brown Jn Thos, 21 Alpine Road, Rotherhithe New Road SE
    Brown Richard, 3 Maplin Street E
    Brown Robert Hy, 47 Park Street, Camden town NW
    Brown Samuel Geo, 110 Weymouth Terrace, Hackney Road E
    Brown Wm Charles, 2 & 4 Caledonian Road N
    Bryant Mrs Emma, 230 Tabard Street, Borough SE
    Bryer George, 27 Hinden Street SW
    Bubb Walter, 11 Lower William Street, Portland Town NW
    Buck John, 22 Pancras Road NW
    Buck Walter, 79 Warner Place, Hackney Road E
    Buie Mrs Emma, Oswin Street, St Georges Road SE
    Buley Thomas, 535 Kings Road, Chelsea SW
    Bullen Mrs Charlotte Martha, 228 Devonshire Street E
    Bullen James Robert, 39 Upper North Street, Poplar E
    Bullen John, 8 New Gravel Lane, Wapping E
    Burfield Mrs Elizabeth, 1 Mary Street, Lambeth SE
    Burge Mrs Mary Ann, 18 West Ferry Road E
    Burgess George, 38 Mile End Road
    Burke Patrick, 20 Willis Street, Bromley E
    Burmester Charles, 20a Hake Street, Poplar
    Burnet William, 80 Aubert Park N
    Burnell Mrs Susanna Martha, 314 Essex Road N
    Burns James, 25 Rhodeswell Road E
    Burns Chas John Hunt, 23 Vauxhall Walk SE
    Burr William Archibald, 17 Pancras Street WC
    Burroughs Benj, 10 Turville Street, soreditch E
    Burrows George, 39 Tottenham Street W
    Burrows Geo Joseph, 13 St Leonards Road E
    Burton Henry, 19 Rhodeswell Road E
    Burton William, 25 St Pauls Road E
    Burtwell George Arthur, 183 New Kent Road SE
    Burtwell Henry, 68 Pages Walk, Bermondsey SE
    Burtwell William, 193 Copenhagen Street N
    Bushell Daniel, 62 Wharfdale Road N
    Butcher Benjamin, 24 Umberston Street E
    Butcher Cornelius, 51 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth SE
    Butcher George, 78 Union Street, Lambeth SE
    Butcher John, 59 Bond Street, Vauxhall SW
    Butlin Reuben, 137 Brick lane E
    Butt Jacob, 91 Lancaster Street, Borough Road SE
    Butterfill Geo Thomas, 31 Ben Jonson Road E
    Byford Thos, 41 Warner Street, Clerkenwell EC
     


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