London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

East London Beer Guide & Pub directory in 1991 - E7 Forest Gate

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in London.

1991 Beer index

The 1991 edition of the East London Beer Guide - East London & City CAMRA

E7 Forest Gate
Stations - Forest Gate (BR Liverpool Street), Wanstead Park and Woodgrange Park (BR Barking line). Upton Park (District) is just outside the area.
Forest Gate forms an almost entirely residential district between Stratford and Manor Park, extending along the line of the Romford Road. Once it was so rural that the first railway station in the area was soon closed through lack of custom, but those days can now only be imagined at its northern boundary where its is bordered by the parklands of Wanstead Flats. The area was largely built up in the second half of the nineteenth century and the pubs reflect that period.
Much of the Taylor Walker influence in this and adjoining districts derives from Holt's, who operated the Marine Brewery in Ratcliff Road from 1837 until it was taken over by the Cannon Brewery in 1912, with 27 pubs. Cannon were themselves acquired by Taylor Walker in 1930.
E7 Albion Hotel: 141 Boleyn Road. (A2/1) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 CAMDEN ARMS: 70 Field Road. (A1/2) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 Duke of Fife: 350 Katherine Road. (B2/3) Courage.
E7 Eagle & Child: 112 Woodgrange Road. (A1/4) Ind Coope Burton.
E7 EARL OF DERBY: 16 Station Road. (A1/5) Courage.
E7 FOREST GATE HOTEL: 105 Godwin Road. (B1/6) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E7 FOREST GLEN: 39 Dames Road. (A1/7) Bass Charrington.
E7 FOX & HOUNDS: 178 Forest Lane. (A2/8) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 HOLLY TREE: 129 Dawes Road. (A1/9) Bass Charrington.
E7 LIVE & LET LIVE: 264 Romford Road. (A2/10) Bass Charrington.
E7 Odessa Arms: 53 Odessa Road. (A1/11) Courage.
E7 OLD SPOTTED DOG: 212 Upton Lane. (A2/12) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 PRINCESS ALICE: 329 Romford Road. (A2/13) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E7 RAILWAY TAVERN: 173 Forest Lane. (A2/14) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E7 Rising Sun: 528 Romford Road. (B2/15) Bass Charrington.
E7 Simpsons: 342 Romford Road. (A2/16) Grand Met-Trumans.
E7 Towers: 83 Tower Hamlets Road. (B2/17) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 Travellers Rest: 12 Cemetery Road. (A1/18)
E7 WAGON & HORSES: 392 Romford Road. (B2/19) Grand Met-Watneys.
E7 WHITE HART: 249/251 Green Street. (B2/20) Bass Charrington.

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018