The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!


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Brunel Hotel, 15 Millbay Road, Plymouth

At 16 Millbay Road in 1881 census. At 15 & 16 Millbay Road by 1923, which suggests it now includes the Bosphorus Arms next door  - Millbay Road

Harris's Brunel Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth - pre 1923

Harris's Brunel Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth - pre 1923

Brunel Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth

Brunel Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth

Both excellent pictures supplied by Pierre Renon

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Devon . The Devon listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.


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The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1871/George Lethbridge/Baker & Licensed Victualler/63/Plymouth, Devon/Census ****
1871/Anna M Selmon/Daughter/20/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1871/John F Selmon/Son in Law, Corn & Forage Dealer/24/Roborough, Devon/Census
1871/Russel F Selmon/Grandson/1/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1871/Elizth A Little/Waitress/19/Galway, Ireland/Census
1871/Elizth Curtis/Housemaid/20/Beer Alston, Cornwall/Census
1871/Emma Mary Avery/Housemaid/16/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1871/James Turner/Boarder, Watch & Clock Maker/30/Nottingham, Nottinghamshire/Census
1871/James Hearne/Boarder, Draper/21/Clovelly, Devon/Census

1878/John Selmon/../../../Kellys Directory ****

A John F Selmon is at the Queens Arms, 14 Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse by the 1881 census

1881/William Smith/Hotel Keeper/40/Holsworthy, Devon/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Smith/Wife/45/Cornwall/Census
1881/Mary E Hawkey/Daughter/22/Lanhydrock, Cornwall/Census
1881/William C Courtis/Stepson, Drapers Clerk/15/St Tudy, Cornwall/Census
1881/Francis E Hawkey/Grandson/1/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/William J Hawkey/Grandson/1 month/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Mary Badcock/Barmaid/23/Stratton, Cornwall/Census
1881/Fanny Jeffery/General Servant/21/Holsworthy, Devon/Census
1881/John Lemon/Lodger, Pensioner, Widow/40/Armagh, Ireland/Census
1881/Pentland Lemon/Lodger/5/Devonport, Devon/Census
1881/James Allthorp/Lodger, Commercial Traveller/30/Norwich, Norfolk/Census

1889/George May Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1890/Geo May Harris/../../../Eyres Directory ****

1891/George May Harris/Hotel Proprietor/34/Bristol/Census ****
1891/Annie Harris/Wife/30/Merthyr Tydial, Wales/Census
1891/Walter Herbert Harris/Son/5/Merthyr Tydial, Wales/Census
1891/Annie May Harris/Daughter/2/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1891/Elizabeth Ann Wade/General Servant/16/Merthyr Tydial, Wales/Census
1891/Emily Leathlean/General Servant/16/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1893/George May Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1901/George M Harris/Hotel Keeper/46/Bedminster, somerset/Census ****
1901/Annie Harris/Wife/40/Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire/Census
1901/George T Harris/Son, Apprentice Fitter & Turner/17/Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire/Census
1901/Walter H Harris/Son, Clerk in Office/15/Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire/Census
1901/William L Harris/Son/12/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1901/Annie M Harris/Daughter/10/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1901/Thomas Harris/Father, Retired/73/Exeter, Devon/Census
1901/Jane H Harris/Mother/72/Bridgewater, Somerset/Census
1901/Lizzie A Wade/Bar Assistant/25/Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire/Census
1901/Lucy Hill/Domestic Servant/21/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1902/Geo May Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1910/Fras John Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1914/Fras John Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1919/Fras John Harris/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1923/Wm J Perraton/../../../Kellys Directory ****


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