Poplar pub history index
This pub was built in 1863 and remains open. ** Renamed Mourinho's in 2013, though its original name lives on as it's at the corner of Pier Street. This pub's address is now 299 Manchester Road. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Poplar, London - in East London. The Poplar, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Pier Tavern, 283 Manchester Road - in March 2007
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Pier Tavern, 299 Manchester Road E14 - in July 2014
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.
May 1865/William Malpas/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
May 1865/John Nixon/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1865/John Nixon & Thomas Ballard / Licensed Victuallers /../../London Gazette, 2 May 1865 **
11th March 1866/John Nixon/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
11th March 1866/James Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1869/James Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****
January 1875/James Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
January 1875/Henry Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
30th March 1878/Henry Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
30th March 1878/James Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1881/James Smith/Licenced Victualler/30/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Rose Smith/Wife/27/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Smith/Daughter/17 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Esther Smith/Daughter/7 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice J Fosgate/Cook/19/Ipswich/Census
1881/Sarah J Whitfield/Nursemaid/18/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Boldock/Barmaid/17/Southwold, Essex/Census
1882/James Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/James Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Aaron Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1895/Aaron Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/Henry John Morley/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1900/George Hy. Young/../../../Post Office Directory **
1901/George Young/Publican/45/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1901/Ellen Sampson/Barmaid/36/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1901/Emily Bailey/Barmaid/21/Bexley, Kent/Census
1902/George Hy. Young/../../../Post Office Directory **
1908/George Hy Young/../../../Post Office Directory **
1914/George Hy Young/../../../Post Office Directory **
1921/George Hy Young/../../../Post Office ****
1934/Walter George Benee/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1938/Chas Edwin West/../../../Post Office Directory ****
Licensees from August 1942 to February 1956 were James Herbert Shaw and his wife, Edith Maud. Edith Maud died in 1947 and James in Feb 1956. His second wife took over the licence for a short period of time. James and Edith are one set of my grandparents. ***
This is same James Herbert Shaw who was a butcher at 265 Poplar High Street in 1915. Although he ceased trading there the family lived above the shop until the went to Essex for a short period before returning to take over the Pier. At that time James was trading as a butcher in Manchester Rd, Isle of Dogs. ***
1944/Jas Edward Shaw/../../../Post Office Directory ****
The Heinrich Rock at the Old Five Bells in St Leonards Rd in 1899 is same Henry Rock who was at 281 Poplar High St in 1915 Ė he was Edith Maudís father.
My parents were Ron Vine & June Vine who took over the licence in 1956 (I don't know the exact date). We remained at the Pier as Whitbread tenants until September 1966 when mum & dad transferred with Whitbread, and we moved to the Victoria in Burnham on sea, Somerset, where mum & dad remained tenants until 1982. *+
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Tris
*+ Stephanie Sampson
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Paul Watts
**** 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