Pub history and London

Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight

The Duke of Wellington between 1859 and 1898. The address exists as at 7 Pier street until the 1930s when Pier street is enveloped into a section of the Esplanade. It is also suggested that the current buildings in Pier street were demolished as the street was very narrow. But, at the same time all the buildings are suggested to being listed Grade II; so I am presuming for a moment that parts of Pier street was enveloped as part of the Esplanade. The modern address was therefore 9 The Esplanade. The Wellington was demolished in about 1975.

Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Kindly provided by Mrs D Smith

Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Kindly provided by Mrs D Smith

Ryde pub index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight  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.

1855/James Elliott/../../../Post Office Directory

1859/Mary Ann Perfett/../../../Whites Directory

1865/James Stonestreet/../../../Harrods Directory

1875/William Legge/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/William Graham/../../../Kellys Directory

1889/Mrs Elizabeth Lewis/../../../Kellys Directory

1898/Mrs A Leach/../../../Kellys Directory

1911/John Lambe Willis/../../../Kellys Directory

1920/Henry James Williams/../../../Kellys Directory

1927/Henry James Williams/../../../Kellys Directory

In the 1930s; the address alters from 27 Pier street to 9 The Esplanade.

Frank Gillespie, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Frank Gillespie, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde - circa 1970

Kindly provided by Mrs D Smith

1963 - 1976/F J Gillespie/The Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde 2642/../../BT Telephone Directory

My father was the licensee of the Wellington Tavern but unfortunately cannot say the date he started. His name was Frank Gillespie. He died in about 1972. My mother Terry Gillespie ran the pub for as long as she could but unfortunately it closed in 1975-76 a few years after his death.
The address at that time was known as : The Wellington Tavern, 9 The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight. *


* Provided By Mrs D Smith

And Last updated on: Thursday, 20-Sep-2018 15:53:09 BST