Hampstead pub history index
This pub was established early in the eighteenth century and rebuilt in its present form in 1904. The address was earlier given as South End Green, Pond Street. At 154 Fleet Road by 1938, probably earlier ** Established 1721. ***
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampstead, London.
White Horse, 154 Fleet Road, Hampstead - in January 2010
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Residents at this address
1826/Mt Maynard/../../../Pigot's Directory
1839/Matthew Maynard/../../../Pigot's Directory *
1855/ William Branscomb / & Baker/../../Post Office Directory **
October 1861/William Branscombe/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Post
October 1861/William Henry Barker/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Post
1866/John Green/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Jonathan Green/Licensed Victualler/61/Wendover, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Harriett Green/Wife/55/Framlingham, Suffolk/Census
1871/Harriett Webster/Niece/12/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1871/Kate Gurney/General Servant/22/Borough, Kent/Census
1872/ Jonathan Green/../../../Post Office Directory **
1874/ Edward James Slingsbury/../../../Post Office Directory **
1882/ Jsph. Webster/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
1891/Battista De Bolla/Licensed Victuallers Manager/40/Switzerland/Census
1891/Thomas King O'Key/Potman/31/Oxfordshire/Census
1891/James Alfred Filbie/Barman/19/Shirburn, Oxfordshire/Census
1896/John T. Davies/../../../Kelly's Directory *
1899/John Thomas Davies/../../../Post Office Directory
1910/Jn Thos Davies/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Alfred Thomas & Albert Edward Davies/../../../Post Office Directory
I have several relatives on my mother's side who were Licensed Victuallers.
My great grandfather Walter Benjamin Groves managed several pubs, including the White Horse, Fleet Road Hampstead, and died there in 1923. He was previously at the Crown, 667 Commercial Road, Ratcliffe; and prior to this at the George Peabody, 146 Shadwell High Street (401 The Highway), Shadwell E1. Walter Benjamin Groves of White Horse Fleet road Hampstead Middlesex died 10 February 1923 Probate London 14 March to Alfred Thomas Groves licensed victualler. Effects £1403 4s 6d.
George Kett and his wife Lilian Hester (daughter of Walter Benjamin Groves) lived at the pub in 1932 and the 1939 register. In 1939 at 154 Fleet Road, Belsize Park, Camden, Hampstead according to the electoral register is :
George R Kett, Licensed Victualler, born 23 Jan 1901
Lilian H Kett, Domestic Duties, born 26 May 1904
Michael Smyth, Barman, born 22 Feb 1916 and
Jack T Kinsella, Barman, born 16 Jun 1915 Male.
They moved to a pub called the Bee Hive on Lower Richmond Road after the war.
1938/J T Davies & Sons Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/J T Davies & Sons Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Tris
Provided By Gillian Norgan