York & Albany, 127 Parkway, Regents Park NW1 7PS

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The pub, which opened in 1827, was designed and built by Regent's Park architect John Nash and named after his friend the Duke of York and Albany. The Michelin-starrred chef's company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited bought the York and Albany pub in Parkway, Camden Town, for adound £4 million in 2009. ***
Address alters to 129 Parkway by 1944, previously at Gloucester gate. This is now a restaurant presided over by Gordon Ramsey (I believe the 2008 photo shows it as closed, so here's a picture showing it open). ***+

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

A war time photo of bomb damage around the York and Albany, Park Way NW1.

A war time photo of bomb damage around the York and Albany, Park Way NW1.

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

York & Albany Hotel, Gloucester Gate - in 1988

York & Albany Hotel, Gloucester Gate - in 1988

Kindly provided by Karen Wand

York & Albany, 129 Parkway, NW1 - in March 2008

York & Albany, 129 Parkway, NW1 - in March 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

York & Albany, 129 Parkway, NW1 -  March 2010

York & Albany, 129 Parkway, NW1 - March 2010

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address.

1830/Charles Green//Prerogative Court of Canterbury records held at the National Archives *

1833-34/Jane Pugh/[York & Albany Tavern]/../../Pigot's Directory *

1834/Thomas Pugh/victualler, York and Albany Tavern/../../Prerogative Court of Canterbury records held at the National Archives *

1839/William Berry/Clarence Street/../../Post Office Directory *

1841/William Berry/[York & Albany Tavern]/../../Post Office Directory *

1843/William Berry/Gloucester Gate/../../Post Office Directory

1848/William Barron/Gloucester Gate/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/William Barron/Gloucester Gate/../../Kellys Directory *

1851/William Barron/Licensed Victualler/49/Tysoe, Warwickshire/Census *
1851/Elizabeth Barron/Wife/47/Tetworth, Sussex/Census
1851/William Barron/Son, Assistant/17/City of London/Census
1851/George Richardson/House Servant/21/Pitworth, Sussex/Census
1851/George Maker/House Servant/23/London/Census
1851/Sarah Bird/House Servant/34/London/Census

April 1853/William Barron/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

April 1853/Thomas Stevens/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Listing the Music Halls and also Theatres attached to Public Houses (which were required to be separately licenced) : ***
York and Albany, Stanhope terrace, Regents Park
Theatre Licence held between 1854 - 1877
1854, THomas Stevens, Theatre Licence held

1856/Thomas Stevens/[York & Albany Tavern]/../../Post Office Directory *

1860, William Edward Stevens, Theatre Licence held

1861/William E. Stevens/Licensed Victualler/65/Lundigley, Radnorshire/Census *
1861/Aletten Stevens/Wife/74/Kingston, Herefordshire/Census
1861/Aletteon Stevens/Stepdaughter/51/Landigh, Radnorshire/Census
1861/Thomas H. Stevens/Nephew/21/St Lukes Chelsea/Census
1861/William Stevens/Nephew/19/St Lukes Chelsea/Census
1861/Alethea P. Stevens/Niece/14/St Leonards Shoreditch/Census
1861/Louisa P. Stevens/Niece/11/St Leonards Shoreditch/Census
1861/Harriett Griffiths/Servant/30/Holborn/Census
1861/Jane Jarvis/Servant/23/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Margaret Donnoly/Servant/30/Ireland/Census
1861/Henry Coachman/Servant/19/Loose, Kent/Census

The last son of James & Christiana Lancefield, was George Lancefield (1817 – 1888). ***
George Lancefield had the Barrack Tavern at Woolwich 1849 – 1850's and is in the 1851 census there.
1861 census he is “Retired Innkeeper” living in Great Portland Street.
1862 – 74 he had the “York and Albany” at Regent's Park with a Theatre attached. But he is not there in 1871 census so probably had a manager in.
1875 : George Lancefield, Cock Tavern, Great Portland Street.
George Lancefield retired to Ramsgate and died there 1888. He had married in 1849 Ann Maria Moore from Canterbury but they had no children.

1862, George Lancefield, Theatre Licence held

1869/George Lancefield/../../../Post Office Directory

1869, John Reed, Theatre Licence held

1871/John Reed/Licensed Victualler/50/Belstead, Suffolk/Census *
1871/Eliza Reed/Wife/49/Hockley, Essex/Census
1871/Edward T. Reed/Son/26/Hatfield, Essex/Census
1871/Harriet Griffiths/Barmaid/40/Holborn/Census
1871/Sarah Collard/Housemaid/19/Larence, Somerset/Census
1871/Ellen Green/Housemaid/18/Willing, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Amelia Reinbord/Barmaid/26/Southam, Warwickshire/Census
1871/Mary A. Reinbord/Barmaid/21/Southam, Warwickshire/Census

1877, Theatre licence refused to Charles Horner

1880/Charles Erasmus Homer/../../../Post Office Directory **+

1881/Charles E Homer/Publican/42/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lydia Homer/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles H Homer/Son/16/Limehouse/Census
1881/Edith Homer/Daughter/11/Limehouse/Census
1881/Edward Homer/Son/5/Limehouse/Census
1881/Frederick Walton/Barman/35/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1881/John Johnson/Barman/20/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Clews/Barman/20/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Cathrall/Domestic Servant/56/Rudham, Norfolk/Census
1881/Kate Manix/Domestic Servant/22/Camberwell, Surrey/Census

1882/Charles Erasmus Homer/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Holden & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Frederick John Holden/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Frederick J. Holden/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Frederick Holden/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Mrs Kate Hannah Holden/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Henry Arthur Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Henry Arthur Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Leslie Leber/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Lazarus Leber/../../../Hughes Directory

1922/Mrs R Leber/../../../BT Telephone Directory

1925/Mrs R Leber/../../../BT Telephone Directory

1927/Mrs Rebecca Leber/../../../Post Office Directory *

1928/Mrs R Leber/../../../BT Telephone Directory

1929/Mrs R Leber/../../../BT Telephone Directory

This was my Grandfather's pub, when he lived at Stanhope Terrace in the late 1920's. Moving to Canada in 1930, he had met a Welshman at the York & Albany who convinced my grandfather to move his family to Canada and become a gentleman farmer. *+

1934/Claude Sparkes/../../../Kellys Directory

Claude Sparkes is at the Sun Inn, Hammersmith by the following year.

1938/Sydney A Kemp/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Reginald Joseph Cook & Joseph Frederick Cook/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Reginald Joseph Cook/../../../Post Office Directory

1966/St George's Taverns Ltd & Charles F Ruff, York & Albany Hotel, 129 Parkway NW1/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1971/../York & Albany Hotel,  129 Parkway NW1/../../Pub Directory

Camden Journal, 8 May 2009 : ***
Ramsay buys up York and Albany.
Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, star of TV's Kitchen Nightmares, has swooped on a business closer to home.
The Michelin-starrred chef's company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited has bought the York and Albany pub in Parkway, Camden Town. It is thought to have cost him adound £4 million. One of his leading proteges, Angela Hartnett, formerly head chef at Mayfair hotel's the Connaught, will be at the helm. It will also be a hotel with 10 luxury rooms.
Ms Hartnett, who specialises in Italian food, will open the restaurant - to be known as York and Albany - in May.
The Grade II-listed building has been boarded up for several years.
Previous owner actor Gary Love spent £2 million buying the York and Albany freehold from the Crown Estate in 2006 and a further £1.8 million renovating it.
Mr Love told the New Journal last year he had removed the carcasses of thousands of dead birds before shoring up the building, which he said was in danger of falling down.
The pub, which opened in 1827, was designed and built by Regent's Park architect John Nash and named after his friend the Duke of York and Albany.

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*+ Provided By Karen Wand

**+ Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Rex Lancefield

***+ Provided By Tris

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 22-Nov-2023 15:45:10 GMT