Hackney pub history Index
The early address appears to be at Wick road or Wick lane. Built as the Queens Hotel in 1865. At Grove Street Road in 1866; Renamed the Falcon & Firkin in January 1986. Renamed the Victoria Park in 2002, and again renamed in 2008, to the Britannia. Now the peoples park Tavern (2014) since December 2013. **
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hackney, Middlesex - now in East London. The Hackney, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Queens Hotel, 274 Victoria Park Road, E9 - was sent to France in 1905 (although it appears to show an older view of the pub).
Queen's Hotel, 274 Victoria Park Road, E9 - in June 2007
Both kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Queens Hotel, 274 Victoria Park Road, E9 - in August 2013
Kindly provided by Tris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Thomas Ennor was a builder of some note in the Victorian East End. He was
born in 1815 in St. Agnes near Truro in Cornwall as was his wife Jane. By
1855 he was established as a carpenter at 38 Hardinge Street near Commercial
Road, though by 1857 he is described in the trade directory of that year as
"builder and contractor". By 1859 while retaining the Hardinge Street
premises he had expanded into premises south of the River at Vauxhall
Gardens and to 2, Marine Place, Commercial Road. The 1861 census shows him
residing at 2, Marine Place with his wife Jane. By 1865 they were residing
at 4, St. Agness Terrace, Victoria Park in a development he had built
himself and named after his birth place. By 1870 his business operations
were conducted from 1, Devonshire Place, later 242, Commercial Road. He died
in 1875. Buildings he built include the Queens Hotel, South Hackney in
1865./ Access to Archives.
1866/Richard Jas Buckler/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****
July 1867/Counterpart lease from R I Buckley to William Harwood/../../../Access to Archives
July 1867/Richard James Buckley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
July 1867/William Harwood/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
21 April 1869 - The Will of Richard James Buckley formerly of the "Queens" Hotel Wick road Victoria park in the County of Middlesex Victualler but late of 11 Queens terrace South hackney in the County aforesaid deceased who died 3 April 1869 at 11 Queens terrace aforesaid was proved at Principal Registry by the oaths of Maria Elizabeth Buckley of 11 Queens terrace aforesaid Widow the relict James Pool of Windsor Villa Essex Road Enfield in the County aforesaid Die Sinker and Thomas Francis Harris of Chingford in the County of Essex innkeeper the executors.
1871/William Harwood/Licensed Victualler/36/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Susan Harwood/Wife/35/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Harwood/Son/7/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Harris/Barman/21/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Baker/Potman/26/Hailsham, Sussex/Census
1871/Mercy Hearn/General Servant/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1872/J Simmons/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **
February 1872/Assignment of lease from William Harwood to Samuel Perrin/../../../Access to Archives
March 1872/Wm Harwood/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
March 1872/Samuel Perrin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
May 1873/Samuel Perrin/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
May 1873/Thomas and Robert Surridge/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
April 1873/Assignment of lease from Samuel Perrin to T & R Surridge/../../../Access to Archives
1874/Thomas & Robert Surridge/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****
October 1876/Assignment of lease from T & R Surridge and City of London Brewery Co to Geo Bishop/../../../Access to Archives
1878/George Bishop/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****
September 1878/Assignment of lease from Henry R Cope and his mortgages to S A Angliss/../../../Access to Archives
October 1878/Henry Robert Cope/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
October 1878/Thomas Angliss/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
March 1879/Assignment of lease from Saml A Angliss to Geo Makin/../../../Access to Archives
May 1879/T Anglis/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
May 1879/G Makin/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
July 1879/Assignment of lease from Geo Makin to Jn Goward and Morris Hart/../../../Access to Archives
November 1879/Assignment of lease from Jn Goward to Morris Hart/../../../Access to Archives
August 1879/George Makins/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
August 1879/John Goward and Morris Hart/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
10th January 1880/John Sowart and Morris Hart/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
10th January 1880/Morris Hart/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1881/Morris Hart/Licensed Victualler/24/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary A Hart/Wife/23/Beth Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rachel Hart/Sister, Barmaid/26/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie Goward/Sister, Barmaid/18/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Susan Bowles/Domestic Servant/38/Beth Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Smith/Cousin/26/Beth Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Geo Jacobson/Billiard Marker/18/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
Morris Hart is a licensed victualler in Victoria Park Road in the 1891 census, but by 1901 he is a widow running the Dartmouth Arms, Forest Hill, Sydenham. He dies here in 1908 leaving £2400. ****
1891/James W Ward/Licensed Victualler/41/Stepney, London/Census ****
1891/Emily S Ward/Wife/42/Stepney, London/Census
1891/George Darden/Barman/24/Saffron Walden, Essex/Census
1891/Jane Higley/Barmaid/19/South Hackney, London/Census
1891/Rebecca Foster/Barmaid/22/Rochester, Kent/Census
1891/Jane Baker/General Servant/36/Sheerness, Kent/Census
1891/Robert Chase/Billiard marker/40/City, London/Census
1891/Matilda M John/Niece/7/Stepney, London/Census
1896/George Farmer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/William John Musto/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1900/William John Musto/../../../Post Office Directory **
My Great grandfather, John Asser, was landlord at the Lord Nelson in 1891. His brothers Samuel and Stephen had the Queens Hotel, Victoria Park and the Royal Oak, Victoria Park. I have this information after researching my family tree. Their father (I think) lived at 25 White Post Lane, Grange House, Bow - The Lord Napier. ***
In 1901 census Samuel Asser was the landlord of The Queens Hotel, 274
Victoria Park Road.
If you are interested, attached is a picture of an R Whites bottle which hung in the bar. It has a pear with whiskey in it. The pear may have been grown in the orchard at the rear of the pub. ***
1901/Samuel Asser/Licensed Victualler/41/Hackney Wick, London/Census ***
1901/Amy Asser/Wife/26/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/Royal R S Asser/Son/1/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Louisa Cromer/Sister in Law, Manageress/29/Haggerston, London/Census
1901/Alice Cromer/Sister in Law, Visitor/16/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Lucy Moss/Nursemaid/15/Plaistow, London/Census
1901/Louisa Custance/Nurse, Widow/57/Uttoxeter, Stafford/Census
1901/Laura Hanley/Cook/30/Falmouth, Cornwall/Census
1905 - Samuel Asser of the "Queens" hotel 274 Victoria Park road Hackney Middlesex died 8 June 1905 Probate London 21 August to William James Packham gauger and valuer and Amy Asser widow Effects £1060 9s 6d. ****
1908/Mrs Mary Asser/../../../Post Office Directory **
1910/Mrs Amy Garrett/../../../Post Office Directory **
1911/Thomas Garrett/Shorts Caterer/35/Dulwich/Census ****
1911/Amy Garrett/Wife, Licensed Victualler/36/Middlesex/Census
1911/Winifred Asser/Step Daughter/8/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Leonard Asser/Stepson/7/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Kilby Garrett/Daughter/1/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Mary Shepherd/Nurse/21/Kingsland, London/Census
1911/Emily Jobson/Barmaid/34/Bethnal Green/Census
By 1912, Thomas Garrett, and his wife Amy (nee Asser) are at the Kings Head, Loughton until 1953 and 1938 respectively.
1914/Henry Seaward/../../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Stanley E Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory **
1926/Robt Wm Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory **
1938/Robert William Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Mrs Mary E Evans/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1946/Mrs Mary E Evans/../../../Post Office Directory **
1971/../Queens Hotel/../../Pub Directory ****
1983/../Queens Hotel, Trumans/../../Pub Directory ****
1991/../Falcon & Firkin, Trumans/../../Pub Directory ****
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided by Tris
** Provided by Stephen Harris
*** Provided by Ken Purdie
**** Provided By Kevan
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