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Jolly Farmer, Winkfield, Berkshire

Winkfield pub history index

The Jolly Farmer became the Cottage about 1992 just after a bankruptcy.

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

The 1813 Enclosure map of Winkfield shows the land, meadow, orchard and cottage owned by Anne Gray. *

In the 1850’s, while two of my relatives owned the cottage, they opened it as a beer house. *

The 1861 Census lists Anne Gray as the Head of the Household, and running it as a beer keeper. Henry, Anne’s husband died in the January of 1861, and Anne herself died in the December of the same year. *

May Bedford is Ann Grays’ niece. Mary Bedford died in May 1900. *

The 1871 Census lists the pub as the “Tally Ho”, and is owned by Alfred Merrick. *

The 1881 Census list the pub as “The Jolly Farmer”, and is owned by Mary Bedford.  She continues until the 1901 Census. *

1883/Mrs Fanny Bird/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/Mary Bedford/Beer Retailer/73/Winkfield, Berks/Census ***
1891/Elizabeth Bedford/Daughter/39/Wokingham, Berks/Census

Elizabeth Bedford is Mary Bedfords’ daughter. Elizabeth Bedford died in July 1915. *

1901/Elizabeth Bedford/Beer Retailer/47/Wokingham, Berkshire/Census *
1901/William Binfield/Boarder, General Labourer/39/Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/William Bolton/Boarder, General Labourer/36/Whalley, Berkshire/Census
1901/Alfred Goodchild/Boarder, General Labourer/39/Winkfield, Berkshire/Census

The 1901 Census lists Elizabeth Bedford (Mary’s daughter) as the owner. Elizabeth continues ownership until 1959, when it was sold to “Messrs Wethered”. They in turn sell it on to “Messrs Whitbread”. *

1911/Elizabeth Bedford/Licensed Victualler/60/Wokingham, Berkshire/Census *
1911/Alfred Goodchild/Boarder, Od man/47/Wokingham, Berkshire/Census
1911/William Binfield/Farm Labourer/50/Buckinghamshire/Census

The pub became “The Cottage” in the 1970’s *

The pub was owned in the 1980’s by Iris Williams (Singer), who renamed it “The Pheasant Plucker”. *

1992/Iris Williams/Bankruptcy/../../.. *

The pub was renamed “The Cottage Inn” in 1992 and was sold to the “Upham Pub Company” in 2010/2011. *

1939/Jsph E Franklin/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1992/Iris Williams/Bankruptcy/../../.. *

The pub was refurbished and has been renamed to “The Winning Post” in 2011/2012. *

* Provided By Simon May

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

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