UK Pub history research and London historical street directory

Search the historical London street directory and pub history site by surname, street or pub name; you will find many obscure early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London and early parish and licensing records on this site. Most records are before 1944 plus some modern detail, and lots of pictures.

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

Bacon Alfred, 37 Bevenden Street, Hoxton N
Bailes Frederick John, 46 Duckett Street, Stepney E
Bailey Henry, 53 Salmons lane, Limehouse E
Baker Henry, 567 Old Kent Road SE
Baker John, 27 Peter Street, Southwark Bridge Road SE
Baker Sidney, 12 Lawrence Street, Chelsea SW
Baldwinson Frank, 62 Camden Street, Walworth SE
Ball William Hy, 27 Stoney Street, Borough SE
Balls William, 233 Bow Road E
Bamford Robt Hy, 33 Emma Street, Pritchards Road E
Bannister Arthur, 10 Hatcham Road SE
Barber Mrs Alice J, 26 Chapel Street, Somerstown NW
Barber Hy Gilham, 56 Crampton Street SE
Barber John, 109 Green Street, Bethnal Green E
Barker Wycliffe Ed, 280 Westminster Bridge Road SE
Barnes Charles, 123 Bridge Street E
Barnes George, 57 St Stephens Road, Bow E
Barnes Henry, 11 Chapter Street SW
Barratt Edward, 45 Bowling Green Street SE
Barry Thomas, 33 North Street, Chelsea SW
Bassett Mrs Hannah, 23 West Lane, Bermondsey SE
Bates George, 272 Devonshire Street E
Bates Jonathan, 123 Burdett Road, Mile End E
Batley Wm, 1a Hanover Place, Regents Park NW
Batty Frederick, 49 St Anns Road, Notting Hill W
Batty William, 102 Westminster Bridge Road SE
Bax Hy Rd, 242 Westminster Bridge Road SE
Baxter Alfred Chas, 1 Bridge Street, Mile End Road E
Baxter Charles, 647 Commercial Road east E
Baxter Hy Adolphus, 117 Brandon Street, Walworth SE
Baxter Henry Robert, 283 East India Dock Road E
Baxter Henry William, 805a Commercial Road east E
Baxter William John, 237 Green Street, Bethnal Green E
Bayley Henry, 54 St Anns Road, Notting Hill W
Beaman William, 45 Vauxhall Street SE
Bear Mrs Ellen, 59 Marylebone Lane W
Bedwell Mrs Mary Ann, 17 Remington Street, City Road N
Beech Mrs Mary Ann, 57 Wentworth Street, Whitechapel E
Beeching John, 21 Noble Street, Spa Fields WC
Beer Mrs Catherine Hannah, Orchard Place, Blackwell E
Beer Mrs Eleanor, 7 Poplar High Street E
Behrens Heinrich, 20 Gun Lane, Limehouse E
Beill William, 73 Lefevre Road E
Bell Robert William, 49 Brunswick Place, City Road N
Bell Thomas, 12 South Wharf Road W
Bennett Chas Hy J, 106 St Anns Road, Bow Common E
Bennett James, 10 Collier Street N
Bennett Richard Henry, 39 Lower Chapman Street E
Bentley Alfred, 163 Globe Road E
Bentley Aubrey, 10 Bond Street, Commercial Road SE
Bernstein William, 21 Well Street, Wellclose Square E
Betjeman George Christian, 2 Commercial Road east E
Beyer Edward, 256 Holloway Road N
Biggs Edwin, 679 Old Kent Road SE
Birch John, 15 Wynford Road, Caledonian Road N
 


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