Mile End Pubs history
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Mile End, East London - in East London. The Mile End East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The address in 1856 and earlier was at 24 Exmouth Street, before road renumbering. In 1974 the pub had been renamed 'Hollands' - the address by then had become Brayford Square. Unfortunately it was badly damaged by fire in 1997 and never re-opened as a pub. The building is now in residential use. **
John Holland - Wine & Spirit Merchant, at 9 Exmouth Street - circa 1906
Kindly provided by Don Hudson
Hollands, 9 Exmouth Street - in 1966
Kindly provided by Jean Barnett
Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in 1986
"From the Archives of East London & City CAMRA"
Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in December 2006
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1824/John Cutmore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at
Guildhall Library **
1833/Paul John Reynolds / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1833-34/Edw Creasy, Exmouth Arms, 24 Exmouth Street, Commercial road/../../Pigots Directory ****
1839/Wm Grist/../../../Pigot's Directory **
1842/Wm. Grist/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1844/Geo N Edwards/../../../Thompsons Directory **
1851/Henry Mowlam/../../../Kellys Directory ****
July 1854/Thomas Kemp/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
July 1854/Sarah Young/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
January 1855/Sarah Young/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****
January 1855/Edward Mence/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****
1856/Edward Mence/../../../Post Office Directory ****
19th November 1860/Hugh Cotter/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
19th November 1860/John Fortnam Hayes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
November 1863/John Fortman Haynes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
November 1863/George William Collins/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
September 1864/George William Collins/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
September 1864/James How/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
17th March 1866/James Howe/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
17th March 1866/Daniel M Hunter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1867/Daniel Hunter / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1869/Daniel Murchie Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/Daniel M Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory **
In the 1871 census, Daniel M HUNTER is shown living at and the current licensee of ĎThe Bellí, 274 Wandsworth Road, Clapham. Whilst William BURT (and family) is in Devon in the 1871 census, being the current licensee of ĎThe Exmouth Armsí (same name) at 63 Union Street , Devonport. ***
My 2 x great grandfather was Thomas Twine (b Arundel 1818) who in 1871 was living at 9 Exmouth Street, Mile End Old Town with his wife Sarah (publican's wife) and their daughter. Thomas is described as a publican and having looked carefully through the census I decided that he must have been the publican of the Exmouth Arms. I don't think Thomas Twine was publican for very long. He dies (a 'gentleman' aged 61 in 1879) leaving a modest sum. *+
20 November 1870/Daniel Murchie Hunter/Outgoing licensee/../../Era *+
20 November 1870/Thomas Twine/Incoming licensee/../../Era *+
1871/Thomas Twine/Publican/53/Sussex/Census *+
1871/Sarah Twine/Wife/53/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jane Twine/Daughter/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
March 1872/Thomas Twine/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
March 1872/George Allen Sanderson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1873/George Sanderson / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1873/Harriett Sanderson / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1874/George Sanderson/../../../Post Office Directory **
1874/G A Sanderson/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **
20th May 1876/George Allen Sanderson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
20th May 1876/Harriett Weatherhead/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
18th August 1877/Harriett Weatherhead/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
18th August 1877/Charles C Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
July 1878/C C Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
July 1878/H Holland/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
March 1879/Henry Holland, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
March 1879/Lydia Mary Holland, widow and executrix of Henry Holland/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
1881/William Burt/Licensed Victualler/55/St Veep, Cornwall/Census ****
1881/Eliza Burt/Wife/34/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Maude Burt/Daughter/10/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Frank Burt/Son/7/Kilburn, London, Middlesex/Census
1884/George Thomas/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Henry Emms/../../../Post Office Directory ****
The Holland family took over from Henry EMMS around 1889-1890 to around 1928. The Trade Directories are notoriously a year or two out of date. I understand from Mrs HOLLAND, widow of last HOLLAND owner, that they sold the pub as a going concern to Youngs but it didnít prove a profitable investment for them. Apparently, at one time it had a preservation order on it being one of the last few surviving London pubs with its original Victorian interior decor. ***
John P Holland, Licensee of the Exmouth Arms
Kindly provided by Don Hudson
1891/John Holland/Licensed Victualler/30/Buxton, Surrey/Census ***
1891/John Holland/Son/2/Mile End O T, London/Census
1891/Frank Holland/Son/5 months/Mile End O T, London/Census
1891/Jane Holland/Sister, Barmaid/24/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1891/William Holland/Brother, Waiter/34/Sussex/Census
1891/Ellen Coates/Domestic Servant/18/Mile End O T, London/Census
1895/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory ****
In the 1901 census, John Partridge Hollandís father, William Reuben HOLLAND, was at 740 Old Ford Road, Stratford Bow where he is listed as a beer retailer. I donít think he ever had a direct involvement with ĎHollandsí. ***
1901/John P Holland/Licensed Victualler/40/Brixton/Census *
1901/Rose Alice Holland/Wife/38/Ashburnham, Sussex/Census
1901/John Wm Holland/Son/12/Stepney/Census
1901/Isab Wiggins/House Maid/29/Stepney/Census
John Holland's sister Hester married Walter Benjamin Groves in 1903. Hester and John's father William Reuben Holland is the William Holland visiting Walter and Helen at The Crown, Commercial Road at the time of the 1911 census. William died later that year from septicaemia. *
At the time of Walter and Hester's marriage Walter was managing the 'George Peabody' 146 High Street, Shadwell.
Walter's first wife, Alice May Harrison died at the George Peabody' in 1901. Their only surviving child was Alfred b 1896. Alfred went on to manage The White Horse at Hampstead which is where his father Walter B Groves died in February 1923. Prior to his death Walter had been managing 'The Kings Arms' by the Lion gate at Hampton Court.
About 1930 Walter's daughter, Lilian and her husband took over at the White Horse and remained there until after the war. They then bought, I think, The Beehive at Richmond and later moved to "The Rose of Lea" at Lea Green. *
1904/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory **
1910/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1923/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory **
1934/Mrs Maud Edith Holland/../../../Kelly's ****
1944/Mrs Maud Edith Holland/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1974/John Holland/../../../.. **
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Don Hudson
*+ Provided By Angie Smith
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided by Ron Ely
**** Provided By Kevan
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