This pub was probably present by 1593. It closed in around 2004, and was named Maddigan's at the
time of closure. There has been much rebuilding and the pub now looks radically different from the 1997 photo.
Although re-opening in 2006, under the name Amp, by September 2007 the pub was
once again closed and empty.
It now looks to be under conversion to restaurant use. *** As a bar, Maddigan's, this pub closed in December 2013 after a stabbing and has been converted to restaurant use. *
Horse & Groom in 1997 (thumbnail) , renamed the Hobsons Choice in 1994
Kindly Provided by Rosemary Wenzerul
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hackney, London.
Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street - in September 2006
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1811/M Abrahams, Horse & Groom, Hackney/../../Holdens Directory
1826/William Dunn/../../../Pigot's Directory
1826/William Dunn / Victualler /../../Lease documents held by Hackney Archives Department ***
1828/William Parrington / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***
1828/Frances Wright / Servant / 42 /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***
1839/John Keyes/../../../Pigotís Directory ***
1842/Jno. Keyes/../../../Robsonís Directory ***
1844/John Keyes/../../../Thompsonís Directory ***
1849/John Keys / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***
1849/John Thomas Stanley / Nephew / 10 /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1850/John Keyes/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1851/John Keyes/../../../Kellyís Directory ***
1856/Thomas Hezekiah Burgis/../../../Post Office Directory *+
March 1856/Selina Burgis, from Hezekiah Burgis, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser
September 1857/Harper Roads/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
September 1857/Michael Carins Jewitt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
May 1862/Frederick Viner/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
May 1862/Eleanor Rogers/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1863/Eleanor Rogers/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1863/Anthony Morris/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
January 1864/Anthony Morris yielded up possession/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
January 1864/George James Wallis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
September 1864/George Wallis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
September 1864/Charles John Bishop/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
March 1865/Charles John Bishop/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1865/John Boyd/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1866/John Boyd/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory
1871/Andrew C Duggan/Licensed Victualler - Horse & Groom/32/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eliza A Duggan/Wife/23/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Bessie M Duggan/Daughter/2 months/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Barnes/Potman/20/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1871/Susannah Shore/Domestic Servant/27/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1872/A C Duggan/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory ***
19th July 1873/Andrew Charles Duggan/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
19th July 1873/Arthur Edward Rider/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1874/Arthur E Rider/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory
October 1874/Arthur Edward Rider/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
October 1874/James William Goodhew/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1875/James William Goodhew/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
July 1875/William Aylesbury Bull/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1878/William Aylesbury Bull/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory
August 1879/William Aylesbury Bull/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
August 1879/John North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1881/John North/Licensed Victualler/45/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia North/Wife/35/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Amelia North/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/John William North/Son/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Mary Ann North/Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Walter North/Son/11/City Of London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa North/Daughter/9/City Of London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert James North/Son/2/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Matilda Emma Chubb/General Servant/14/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1889/Jane Caroline Egan/255 Mare street/../../Electoral Register
1891/John Jack Holsten/Licensed Victualler/47/Hanover, Naturalised British subject/Census
1891/Maria R Holsten/Wife/31/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/John F Witzen/Brother in Law, Assistant/23/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Nellie Lidymontt/Waitress/21/Islington, London/Census
1891/Emily Piper/Domestic Servant/19/Limehouse, London/Census
1896/Edward Thomas Ginder/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/William Alex Lulham Lashmar & Co/../../../Post Office Directory
1900/William Alex. Lulham Lashmar & Co./../../../P.O. Directory ***
1904/William Alex. Lulham Lashmar & Co./../../../P.O. Directory ***
1910/Mrs Ada Emily Beech/../../../Post Office Directory
1912-13/Jack Hyam Myers/../../../Hackney & Homerton Street Directory **
1915/Hyam Myers/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Hyam Myers/../../../Post Office Directory
1924/Hyam Myers/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1938/Frank Rosher/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/Frank Rosher/../../../Post Office Directory
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Tris
*+ Provided By Ewan
** Provided by Rosemary Wenzerul
*** 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