Bow pubs history index
This pub was present by 1811, developing into a Music Hall, then a Theatre and being converted into a Cinema in 1923. At 5 High Street Bow in 1869 and earlier; aka Eastern Empire in 1899. This pub is now demolished **
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bow, East London - in East London. The Bow, East London 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.
1811/John Cleave, Three Cups, Bow, Middlesex/../../Holdens Directory
1825/Mr & Mrs Davies/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1826/Thomas Davies/../../../Pigots Directory
1841/Mrs Martha Anderson/../../../Post Office Directory **
1843/William Renwick/../../../Kellys Directory
1848/Henry John Overton/../../../Post Office Directory
1851/Henry John Overton/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/Henry Jno Overton/Victualler/41/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1851/James Harris/Pot Man/17/Basing, Hampshire/Census
January 1853/James C Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1853/Duncan Christie/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1856/William Uffindel/../../../Post Office Directory
1861/Frederick Ward/Victualler employing 2 men/29/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Ward/Wife/29/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Ward/Daughter/4/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederick Ward/Son/3/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1862/Frederick Ward/../../../Post Office Directory **
July 1863/Frederick Ward, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
July 1863/Mary Ann Ward, widow of Frederick Ward/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1866/Mrs M A Ward/../../../P.O. Directory **
January 1866/Mary Ann Ward/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1866/Henry Hodge/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
August 1867/Henry Hodge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
August 1867/John James Kinggett/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1869/William Cole/../../../Post Office Directory
May 1869/William Cole/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1869/George Hunt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
March 1871/Harry Preece/Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser
March 1871/Lewis Henry Claridge/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser
1871/Lewis H Claridge/Publican/21/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Alldam/Domestic Servant/24/Ireland/Census
1871/George Parry/Potman/19/Dudley Street, Soho, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mr Poud/Visitor/21/Oxford Street, Middlesex/Census
March 1872/Lewis Henry Claridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
March 1872/Albert Masterson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
July 1872/Albert Masterson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
July 1872/Frederick Vanderkest/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
November 1875/Elizabeth Vanderkeste/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
November 1875/Sarah Prideaux/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1877/Sarah Prideaux/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1877/Charles Cathery/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
30th March 1878/William Charles Turnham/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
30th March 1878/Ebenezer Chambers Foreman/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
July 1878/E C Foreman/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1878/M R Barrett/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1879/M K BarrattOutgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1879/W L Browne/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
August 1879/William Lewis Clifton Browne/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
August 1879/Alfred Probyn/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1881/James Godfrey/Publican/28/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Godfrey/Wife/26/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Lynn/Barman/19/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Christopher Clisby/Potman/39/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Godfrey/Billiard Marker/20/Kensington, Surrey/Census
1881/Sarah Lawrence/General Servant/25/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1884/Alfred Probyn/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/William Marlow/../../../Post Office Directory
1892/William Marlow/../../../Post Office Directory **
1899/Frank William Macnaghten/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Frank William Macnaghten/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Artie J Olswick/../../../Post Office Directory
1926/Louis Morris/../../../Post Office Directory **
1927/J Winton/../../../Post Office Directory
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
** 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!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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