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!
Sussex pub history index
This information is for Brighton, it includes Trade Directory listings from 1832 onwards. In starting a new area of research, it is always good to have a background of the area, I choose to list as much information as possible over a period of years. In researching Sussex, the town of Brighton appeared a good starting point, and hence the listings.
Brighton, Hove & Districts Pub History index of Public Houses, Beer Retailers and Hotels
This is a work in progress, but I would welcome any useful information that you can add, particularly pictures and photographs. These can be old postcards or modern photographs, all are welcome; plus any interesting stories about your Publican families etc etc.
Brighton 1832 - 1833 Pigots Directory
Brighton 1839 Pigots Diretory
Brighton 1864 Folthorps Directory
Brighton, Hove & Districts Pub History index
Sussex 1899 Listing & many other Sussex Public Houses
Amberley, Angmering, Arundel , Ashburnham, Battle, Billingshurst , Bognor , Brighton & District, Catsfield, Chichester , Crawley , Crowhurst, Findon, Goring, Hastings , Haywards Heath , Hooe, Horsham , Lancing, Lewes , Littlehampton , Newhaven , Ninfield, Pulborough , Rye , St Leonards , Sedlescombe, Shoreham, Sompting, Tunbridge Wells , Uckfield, Westfield, Whatlington & Worthing.
This listing will grow as I add areas properly. Here are a few new areas: