The Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of Great Bookham, Surrey are as follows:
The 1851 census for Great Bookham lists the Crown Inn, in Upper street, with George Dove as a publican employing one man, aged 42, and born in Breamore, in Hampshire. His wife Jane from Rotherwick, Hampshire is aged 44 In addition is his sister, Mary Absolom, aged 24, and a nice Mary Ockley, aged 11, born in Greywell, Hampshire. Ann Sawyers is a general servant, aged 16, and Joseph Smith is an Ostler, aged 46; and there are also a number of Lodgers, including a stage coachman and guard etc.
In 1851 a beer shop exists at 18 Upper street, with Robert Tickner, as beer shop keeper,a 77 year old widow. He has a 68 year old servant, Sarah Burster, and one lodger.
At 19 Upper street is the Saracen and Ring, where James Ottaway is the victualler. He is aged 43, and from Offingham in Surrey. His wife An, is 44 and from Wentnor in Shropshire. Their oldest son is Walter T Ottaway, aged 11, and born here in Bookham, as are daughters Mary Ann, aged 9, Susanne, aged 5 and son, Alfred aged 2. Their servant is Harriet Rolfe, aged 20; and an Ostler Edward Ode, aged 24 fromn East Clandon in Surrey is also listed; and two lodgers.
The Saracen and Ring is also listed in 1855, and latterly in 1867, when the licensee was W Clapshew.
In 1851, a beer house is by the cottages, with Henry Clear, a Wheelwright and beer shop keeper, aged 46, born in Kingley in Hampshire. His wife Ann is aged 39, born in Felpham in Surrey, and their son Henry aged 8 is born here; as is Sophia aged 6.
In the 1871 census, in Eastwick street, Andrew Leitch is a beer shop keeper, aged 54, and born in Scotland. His wife Mary Leitch is aged 66 and from Frensham, Surrey. This is probably the Anchor.
In 1871, the Saracen and Ring is listed in High street. William Clapshaw is the licensed victualler, aged 53, and born in Sussex. His wife Jane is aged 45, also from Sussex.
Their son James, is a labourer, aged 21, Isabella is 10 years old, Alice is 8, Arthur is 6, Bertha is 5, and all born in Surrey.
Another beer house in the High street has Jesse Dallen as a beer retailer, aged 40 from Chelsea, along with wife Mariann agesd 51 from Hampshire, and their sons, Horace aged 17, born in Brixton, Surrey and Alexander aged 10, and daughter Maryann aged 7, both born in Bookham.
The Crown, in 1871 has George Dove as licensed victualler, aged 23, born in Wood Green in Hampshire. His sister Harriet Dove, aged 19, is part proprietor, and his sister in law, Maria Dove is aged 9, from Breramore. His cousin, Elizabeth Thomason, is housekeeper, aged 33, and from Debden, in Essex. Kate Russell is a servant, aged 18, and a number of lodgers are here too.
In 1871, in Little Bookham road a beer shop is kept by Edward hamshar, he is a Smith and beer shop keeper aged 49, born in Dorking. His wife Jane, is 42 years old, and sons Thomas and Frederick are 13 and 10 years old, respectivly, both born here. It is near to Half Moon cottage.
In 1871 there is also the Fox Inn at Ranmore common, with William Chitty the Publican, aged 60; and his wife Elizabeth aged 58, and daughter Esther, aged 17. The latter two are born in Dorking.
In 1911 census, we have the Anchor, in Eastwick street, with a G French;
the Royal Oak, in High street, with licensee Clapshew;
the Victoria Hotel, with Battey;
the Crown Hotel, High street, with Wigley
and the Merrylands Hotel, with Stamper
In 1918, we have George French, a beer retailer, obviously at the Anchor.
In 1937, we have George French licensee at the Anchor, in Lower road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead; and the modern address is The Anchor, 161 Lower Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 4AH and still trading in 2020.
In 1918, we have Sidney George Stevenson, a beer retailer, at probably the Royal Oak
In 1937, Sidney George Stevenson, is named as at the Royal Oak, High street, Great Bookham, Leatherhead
The address in 2020 is the Royal Oak, 16 High Street, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 4AG
There is a Crown in Great Bookham noted in 1867, with G Dove as the licensee, and in 1891 it is William Clapshew.
In 1918, we lastly have Frank Wigley, at the Crown family & commercial hotel, Great Bookham.
The Old Crown is at 1 High Street, Great Bookham KT23 4AA in 2020.