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Clerkenwell pub history index
It was called the Surprise and was originally at 2 Northampton Road, at Bowling Green Lane in 1901 census. The address changed in around 1990. The name Bowler was adopted in 2005. **
Other names include Marian Anderson, formerly Riders Bar; Little Litten; Harlem Yacht Club; Charlotte's; Surprise.
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Bowler, 32 Bowling Green Lane - in March 2007
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Residents at this address.
1869/William White Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory *
1876/Mrs Lydia Hawkins/../../../P.O. Directory **
1881/Geo Hawkins/Licenced Victualler, Widow/32/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia Phillips/Sister In Law, Barmaid/18/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Sale/Sister, Farmers Wife/44/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Walker/General Servant/19/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1882/George Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/George Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/George Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/Robert Auckland/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/William Eeles/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/John Lipman/Licensed Victualler/70/Southwark/Census
1901/Richard Skeen/Visitor, Book Finisher/29/Lambeth/Census
1901/Mary A Skeen/Barmaid/27/Sandown, Isle of Wight/Census
1910/Wm Henry Rourke/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Arthur Rixon/../../../Post Office Directory *
1921/Frank North/../../../Hughes Directory *
1934/Ernest H Porter/../../../Kellys Directory
1944/Thomas Whitten/../../../Post Office Directory *
1983/SURPRISE: 2 Northampton Road EC1. Allied Breweries./../../Pub List
1991/SURPRISE: 32 Bowling Green Lane EC1. This is as yet the only London outlet of Surrey Inns, which has a number of pubs in that county and Hampshire. The pub was for many years the haunt of many well known jazz musicians who came by for a knock. Darts and pool are played here and a second bar can be used as a function room. Garden. Hot and cold food available lunchtimes. Open Monday - Wednesday 11-30-3 and 5.30-11 and till 2pm Thursday - Saturday./../../Pub Listing in 1991.
2017, Bowler, 32 Bowling Green Lane, Islington, London, EC1R 0BJ, Brakspears.
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris