Little Driver, 125 Bow Road, Bow E3

Bow pubs history index

This pub was present by 1811 and probably rebuilt in its present form in 1869, earlier address is at 10 Clarendon Terrace, Bow Road**

Little Driver, 125 Bow Road, Bow E3 - in 1941

Little Driver, 125 Bow Road, Bow E3 - in 1941

Little Driver, in recent years - Kindly provided by Philip Mernick @

Little Driver, in recent years

Kindly provided by Philip Mernick

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

Residents at this address.

1811/Thomas Humphreys/../../../Holden's Directory *

1826/Thomas Humphries/../../../Pigots Directory

1836/John Watts, Little Driver, Bow road, Bow/../../Pigots Directory

1841/James Green/../../../P.O. Directory **

1843/James Green/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/James Green/../../../Kellys Directory **

1851/James Green/Licensed Victualler/38/Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex/Census
1851/Eliza Green/Wife/39/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lucy Charlotte Green/Daughter/9/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Green/Daughter/7/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Green/Daughter/4/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sophia Dobbin/Barmaid/31/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1851/Betsy Staines/General Servant/17/Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex/Census
1851/Henry Heaford/Servant/29/Wolverhampton, Staffordshire/Census

1856/Mrs Eliza Green/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Stephen Green/Son, Licensed Victualler/21/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Eliza Green/Daughter/17/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Victoria Brider/Barmaid/20/Westminster/Census
1861/Jane Schiria/House Maid/17/Dhadwel/Census
1861/George Cook/Potman/18/Birmingham/Census
1861/John Trow/Lodger, Groom/26/Birmingham/Census

May 1862/Eliza Green/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

May 1862/Stephen Green/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1866/Stephen Green/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1866/John Tepper/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

17th March 1866/John Tepper/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

17th March 1866/George Pillbeam/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/G Pillbeam/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/G Pilbeam/Licensed Victualler/50/Essex/Census
1871/S Pilbeam/Wife/47/Kent/Census
1871/S A Pilbeam/Daughter/26/Middlesex/Census
1871/Jane Pilbeam/Daughter/23/Middlesex/Census
1871/Anne Pilbeam/Daughter/17/Middlesex/Census
1871/M A Pilbeam/Daughter/15/Middlesex/Census
1871/H Pilbeam/Daughter/14/Middlesex/Census
1871/William Tillier/Servant/17/Essex/Census
1871/J Allen/Barman/24/Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice Graves/Servant/19/Essex/Census

30th September 1871/George Pilbeam/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1871/Charles Good/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1877/Charles Good/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1877/William Jetson Brewster and Charles Richard Webster/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

10th January 1880/Robert and Napoleon Goode/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/Napoleon Goode/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/Joseph Good/Licensed Victualler/29/Ware, Hertford/Census
1881/Annie Marion Good/Wife/26/Chesham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Joseph Napoleon Good/Son/1/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Infant Good/Daughter/1 month/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Isabella Martin/Cousin, Housekeeper/31/Sibel Kenningham, Essex/Census
1881/Charlotte Louise Russell/Barmaid/21/Paris, France/Census
1881/Ada Crisp/Barmaid/20/Watering Bury, Kent/Census
1881/Jas.Henry Gander/Barman/19/City Of, London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosa Scollard/Nurse (Monthly)/44//Census
1881/Lucy Jordan/General Servent/17/Essex/Census

1882/Joseph N Good/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/R & J N Good/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edward Good/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edward Good/Victualler/50/Cripplegate, London/Census
1891/Lavinia E Good/Wife/44/St Martins, London//Census
1891/Lavinia E Good/Daughter, Lady Sorting Clerk GPO///Census
1891/Edw H Good/Son, Manager/20/Bloomsbury, London//Census
1891/Rosa Good/Daughter/19/Bloomsbury, London/Census
1891/Charles Good/Son, Sub Manager/18/Bloomsbury, London/Census
1891/Florence M Good/Daughter/15/Bloomsbury, London/Census
1891/Louisa E Sudbury/Visitor, Widow/65/Holborn, London//Census
1891/Ernest Worts/Barman/18/Mile End, London//Census
1891/Robert J Melhuish/Barman/18/Islington, London//Census
1891/Ann Badkin/General Servant/42/Bethnal Green, London//Census

1892/Edward Good/../../../P.O. Directory **

1895/Edward Good/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Eleanor Flower/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Eleanor Flower/Licensed Victualler, Widow/54/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/Farnham Flower/Son, Licensed Victualler/32/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Henry Flower/Son, Licensed Victualler/26/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Helena Flower/Daughter, School Teacher/25/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Minnie Flower/Daughter/22/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Arthur Flower/Son, Clerk Solicitor/21/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Annie Flower/Daughter/20/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Julius Weifenback/Barman/24/Germany/Census
1901/George Beard/Barman/19/Wanstead, Essex/Census
1901/James Niell/Barman/17/Kensington, London/Census
1901/Will Minot/Barman/21/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Betsy Olding/Cook/53/St Lukes, London/Census

1906/Mrs Eleanor Ann Flower/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Mrs Eleanor Ann Flower/../../../Post Office Directory *

In 1911 at Little Driver, Bow Road Bow, Poplar
Eleanor Ann Flower, Licensed victualler, Widow, aged 64 years, and born in London Limehouse
Minnie Flower, Daughter, Teacher, aged 32 years, and born in London Poplar
Annie Flower, Daughter, Assistng in business, aged 30 years, and born in London Poplar
Betsy Olding, Cook, aged 65 years, and born in London Finsbury
Julius Weifenbach, Barman, aged 34 years, and born in Germany Resident
William Buck, Barman, aged 20 years, and born in Essex Colchester
Sidney Broyd, Barman, aged 20 years, and born in Essex Great Bardfield

1915/John Tratt/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Robert William Mirrington/../../../Post Office Directory *

In 1921 census at 125, Bow Road, Bow are
Robert William Mirrington, Licensed Victualler, aged 43 years 11 months, and born in Norfolk
Edith Mary Lee, Servant, aged 20 years 11 months, and born in Stratford, London
Arthur Trinn, Barman, R W Murrington 125 Bow Road, aged 26 years 11 months, and born in Dalwood, Axminster, Devon
Daisy Siddall, Barmaid R W Murrington 125 Bow Road, aged 30 years 9 months, and born in East Ham, London

1926/Robert William Mirrington/../../../P.O. Directory **

Thomas Palmer Riddington is earlier at the Plasterers Arms, 1 Eversholt Street, Euston Square, and the Duke of Cambridge, 228 Battersea Bridge road

1931, Thomas Palmer Riddington, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1931, Mabel Rose Riddington, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1931, Rosina Holland, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1931, Frank Willesden, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1931, Mary Willesden, 125 Bow road, Electoral register

1933, Mabel Rose Riddington, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1933, Frederick William Kirby, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1933, Henry William Thomas, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1933, Frank Willesden, 125 Bow road, Electoral register
1933, Mary Ann Willesden, 125 Bow road, Electoral register

1934/Mrs Mabel R Riddington/../../../Kelly's

Mabel R Palmer-Riddington is the Housekeeper at the Poulterers Arms, 2 Freemans Court, All Hallows, Honey Lane by 1939

1938/William Barker & Son/../../../Post Office Directory **

1940/William Barker & Son Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Wm Barker & Son (D.D.s) Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1983/../LITTLE DRIVER: 125 Bow Road E3 Bass Charrington. /../../Pub Directory

Thursday 06 October 2022 - Stonegate Media:
Known for being popular with local football fans, The Little Driver in Bow has reopened its doors following a £209,000 investment.
Boasting a huge four-screen TV wall, making it the place in town to catch all of the best sporting action live with your friends and family, The Little Driver shows both BT Sport and Sky Sports daily.
A fresh new feel has been brought to the pub, which is located just a 20-minute walk away from West Ham’s London Stadium. In addition to the unrivalled viewing experience, entertainment comes from the pub’s new illuminated dartboard, providing the perfect opportunity for healthy competition between guests. The pub’s garden has been upgraded, giving it a new lease of life, with extra tables added, for more guests to enjoy the autumn sun.
Speaking on the reopening, pub Operator Lisa Sanders said: “The refurbishment of this popular East End pub couldn’t come at a better time with the football season now well and truly underway. Bow is a fantastic area, with a fantastic bunch of regulars who create a great atmosphere here at the pub.”
Open everyday from 12pm to 11pm the pub makes for the perfect venue to pop in and enjoy a refreshing drink in the Bow area with friends and family.
The pub is operated by Lisa, who previously worked at the Plough in Upminster, a sister Craft Union pub. Lisa has a huge passion for football and this passion will be invaluable at the Little Driver, which is a huge match day football pub during West Ham home games.
Lisa continued “Feedback from our guests on the refurbishment has been really positive with everyone pleased to see the Little Driver back open with its new look. I really couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out as we look into a bright future as a place for friends and family to meet.”
The Little Driver, Bow is part of the award-winning Craft Union Pub Company, who were named the Best Community Operator at the 2022 Publican Awards.

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* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Saturday, 02-Sep-2023 16:06:21 BST