London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Watney Truman Public Houses, London and South East 1988 to 1990 - DEF

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in London.

The Grand Metropolitan chain purchased the Trumans and Watney chains in the early 1970s. This is a list of about 500 of their pubs in around 1988 to 1990 in London and the South East, just prior to Grand Metropolitan transfer to Charringtons. Links are back to the historical pubs site which shows a considerable amount of past history of the pubs and their past residents.

All detail provided by Alex Wilkinson


Dog & Pheasant,D Boater,,,East Mersea,CO5,
Dog & Truck,Mr A D Dawkins,,72 Backchurch lane,Stepney,E1,
Dolphin,J Sheerin esq,J Sheerin esq,165 Mare street,Hackney,E8,
Dolphine,Christine Kenzura,Christine Kenzura,85 Redchurch street,Bethnal Green,E2,
Dorset Arms,Top Taverns Ltd,,377-379 Manchester road,Millwall,E14,
Duke of Clarence,S F Murray,S F Murray,Clarence Place,Clapton,E5,
Duke of Devonshire,Gentlerose Ltd,,72 Darnley road,Hackney,E9,
Duke of Wellington,J Hart,,92 London road,Crayford,DA1,
Duke of Wellington,J E Gardener,J E Gardener,52 Cyprus street,Bethnal Green,E2,
Duke of Wellington,Mr S O'Brien,,"16a New Mill House, Devas street",Bromley by Bow,E3,
Duke of York,Miss S Bench,Miss S Bench,65 Ellsworth street,Bethnal Green,E2,
Duke of York,M Thoirs,M Thoirs,2 Charnwood street,Upper Clapton,E5,
Duke of York,F Thorley,,,"Shorne, neat Gravesend",,
Dukes Head,Mr G Arkell,,112 Wood street,Walthamstow,E17,
Durham Arms,W J Howick esq,W J Howick,408 Hackney road,Bethnal Green,E2,

Eagle,L W Hands,,Ongar road,Kelvedon common,CM15,
Eagle,Mr P Johnson,,103 Wick road,Homerton,E9,
Eagle,Mr R A Tidman,Mr R A Tidman,78 Red Lion Lane,Shooters Hill,SE18,
Earl Grey,Ms M A Lewzey,Ms M A Lewzey,272 Bethnal Green road,Bethnal Green,E2,
Earl Grey,Thomas Nisbet & Co,,Vale road,Northfleet,,
Earl of Chatham,K C Tuckley,K C Tuckley,15 Thomas street,Woolwich,SE18,
Ebor Arms,Mr H Magill,,75 Howard road,Stoke Newington,N16,
Elephants Head,G Vaia,,Seal road Greatness,Sevenoaks,TN14,
Elms,Real Pubs Ltd,Real Pubs Ltd,1060 London road,Leigh on sea,SS9,
Enterprise,Mr L E Mitchell,Mr L E Mitchell,145 Three Colt street,Limehouse,E14,
Esplanade,J Travi,Mrs J Innell,Western Esplanade,Southend,SS1,
Essex Arms,Mr R E W Kelly,,82 Forest road,Walthamstow,E17,
Essex Skipper,J Walker,J Walker,"The Stowe, Mark Hall",Harlow,CM20,
Exhibition Inn,Mr L P Gue,Mr L P Gue,High street,Great Wakering,SS3,

Falcon,A J Key,,95 Marlborough road,Gillingham,ME7,
Falmouth Arms,Gentlerose,,53 Maryland road,Stratford,E15,
Farmers,Mr M Collings,Mr M Collings,"London road, Tuns Hill",Sevenoaks,TN13,
Festival Inn,J McCarthy,J McCarthy,71 Grundy street,Poplar,E14,
Fishermans Arms,J Nixon esq,,66 West street,Gravesend,,
Fishmongers Arms,Mr W Fagan,Mr W Fagan,287 High road, Wood Green,N22,
Flag Inn,R A Leeder esq,R A Leeder esq,,Wivenhoe,,
Fleet Tavern,Mr A Lawrence,Mr A Lawrence,Waterdales,Northfleet,,
Florists Arms,Mr D S Booty,,255 Globe road,Bethnal Green,E2,
Flying Fox,R G Willis,,216 Harwich road,Colchester,CO4,
Flying Scud,Mr G Hinkin,,137 Hackney road,Bethnal Green,E2,
Forester,G F Robertson,G F Robertson,Burrow road,Chigwell,IG7,
Foresters Arms,Mrs P Smith,Mrs P Smith,Marine Parade,Southend,,
Fort Tavern,R Robertson,,26 Sandy Hill road,Plumstead,SE18,
Fortys,Lewer & Spencer,Mr M Spencer,9 Warspite road,Woolwich,SE18,
Fountain,Gentlerose Ltd,,211 Lower Clapton road,Clapton,E5,
Four Brothers,J Mudd,J Mudd,5 Gads Hill,Gillingham,,
Fox,E Hazell,,372 Kingsland road,Dalston,E8,
Fox & Goose,E J Burke,,,Writtle,,
Fox & Hounds,Mr A Brown,,57 Plumstead Common road,Plumstead,SE18,
Fox & Hounds,M Fisher,M Fisher,"Church road, Ramsden Bellhouse",Billericay,CM11,
Fox & Hounds,Mr R Stevens,,Heath road,Orsett,RM16,
Fox & Hounds,Mr F Bright,Mr F Bright,178 Forest Lane,Forest Gate,E7,
Fox & Hounds,M C Hunt esq,M C Hunt,201 Lowfield street,Dartford,DA11,
Fox & Hounds,S Pope,,Rosherville,Gravesend,DA13,
Fox & Hounds,F G Thorley,F G Thorley,Wrotham road,Meopham,DA13,
Frying Pan,T R Leslie esq,T R Leslie,13 Brick Lane,Whitechapel,E1,

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 Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

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