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White Hart, 359 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green pub history index

The address is 146 Bethnal Green Road in 1869 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. It is also given as Pleasant Row, Bethnal Green Road in 1839.*

 Since 2001 it has operated as the Pleasure Unit. The pub was renamed the Star of Bethnal Green in 2008.  **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uPublic Houses, Inns & Taverns of Bethnal Green Pub History, Bethnal Green Pub Historyses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

White Hart, 359 Bethnal Green Road - in April 2006

White Hart, 359 Bethnal Green Road - in May 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

White Hart, 359 Bethnal Green Road E2 - in May 2013

White Hart. 359 Bethnal Green Road E2 - in May 2013

Kindly provided by Tris

The Star of Bethnal Green. 359 Bethnal Green Road E2 - in June 2018

The Star of Bethnal Green. 359 Bethnal Green Road E2 - in June 2018

The following entries are in this format:

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

1810/Lewis Roberts/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1811/Lewis Roberts/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1825/Mr. Sampson Cook, White Hart, Bethnal Green road/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1834/William Chapling/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1835/William Chapling/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1837/Matthew John Lill/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/Matthew Lill/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1842/William Allen/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/William Allen/White Hart, P.H. 146 Bethnal green road/../../Post Office Directory

1844/William Allen/../../../Thompsons Directory **

1847/William Allen/../../../P.O. Directory **

1850/Hy. John Burbage/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/Hy John Burbidge/../../../Post Office Directory

January 1860/Esther Burbridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1860/Thomas George Janes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1862/Thomas George Janes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1862/Harry Quaintrell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Francis M Essex/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1869/Francis Mitchell Essex/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer

November 1869/Henry Hendicott/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer

11th March 1871/Henry Hendicott/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

11th March 1871/Thomas Newman/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/T Newman/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

May 1873/Thomas Newman/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1873/Richard John Coltman/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1876/Richard John Coltman/../../../Post Office Directory **

March 1877/Richard John Chapman/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1877/Alfred James Lawrence/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Arthur Laurence/Manage Licensed Victualler/22/March, Cambridge/Census
1881/Martha Granville/Housekeeper/48/Romford, Essex/Census
1881/James Newman/Barman/20/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1881/William Gibson/Barman/21/Crendon, Buckingham/Census
1881/Edwin Neave/Barman/21/St Mary Cray, Kent/Census

1882/George Hyams/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Richard T Hill/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/Richard T Hill/../../../Post Office Directory **

1886/Richard T Hill/../../../Business Directory of London **

1888/Rbt. Ch. Keynaston/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/Thomas Leigh/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Thomas Leigh/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/George Poolman/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/George Poolman/../../../P.O. Directory **

1901/George Poolman/Licensed Victualler/45/Whitechapel, London/Census
1901/Charlotte S Poolman/Wife/38/Deptford, London/Census
1901/Isabella H Poolman/Daughter/15/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Charlotte S Poolman/Daughter/19/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Florence C Hyman/Niece, Barmaid/20/Deptford, London/Census
1901/Jesse Farthing/Manager/28/Ipswich/Census
1901/William Stone/Barman/21/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Ernest Rich/Barman/22/Bedford/Census
1901/Rose Brockington/Domestic Servant/18/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/Sophy Billings/Domestic Servant/18/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Minnie Groom/Barmaid/21/Hoxton, London/Census

1910/Alfred John Maskell/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Thomas William Lewis Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1917/Thomas William Lewis Ellis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/Thomas William Lewis Ellis/../../../Kelly's

1938/Thomas William Lewis Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Frederick Walter Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory

Eddie Wright was the licensee from about 1975 to 1987. My older brother was the Manager, before I took over from him when he emigrated to Australia.
Regards. Gerry Hannaway



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* Provided by Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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!

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London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

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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

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