I have been researching pub history for 10 to 15 years. The I am Pub history site is the conclusion of these efforts. It brings together many peoples efforts in research of the historical public house. The links to all these pubs are being added as I find time back to their relevant page on pub history. As regards many of those in London, if I am unsure about which pub they are now, I check out the detail on the pubology site which is amazing for most of the London postcodes; and has more up to date history of name changes etc.
There are approximately 57,000 Public Houses in the UK in 2017.
The ownership of these Pubs is roughly divided between Pub Companies and Regional Breweries who own about 30,000 Pubs and which are mainly let on Tied Lease or Tenancy Agreements to Self Employed operators. Then Multiple Licensed Retailing Companies accounting for about 9,000 Pubs who own and run them by employing Managers and Staff. Finally, there are about 18,000 privately owned Freehold and Leasehold Pubs.
To start with, we have in 2017 - some pubs are now deemed restaurants:
Adnams - 66 pubs in 2017
All Bar One (Mitchells & Butlers) - 51 pubs in 2017
Arkells - 93 pubs in 2017
Bateman & Co, - 55 pubs in 2017
Bermondsey Pub Co - 41 pubs in 2017
Brakspear - 137 pubs in 2017
Browns (Mitchells & Butlers) - 25 pubs in 2017
Brunning & Price - 53 pubs in 2017
Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) - 114 pubs in 2017
Charles Wells - 205 pubs in 2017
Crown Carveries (Mitchells & Butlers) - 76 pubs in 2017
Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers) - 148 pubs in 2017
Everards - 167 pubs in 2017
Fullers - 365 Pubs in 2017
Gray & Sons - 50 pubs in 2017
Greene King - 700+ pubs in 2017
Harvester (Mitchells & Butlers) - 229 pubs in 2017
Harveys - 33 pubs in 2017
Hall & Woodhouse - 195 pubs in 2017
Marstons - 1743 pubs in 2017
McMullens - 50 pubs in 2017
Miller & Carter (Mitchells & Butlers) - 52 pubs in 2017
Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers) - 82 pubs in 2017
O'Neills (Mitchells & Butlers) - 127 pubs in 2017
PeachPubs - 18 pubs in 2017
Premium Country (Mitchells & Butlers) - 128 pubs in 2017
Shepherd & Neame - 215 pubs in 2017
Sizzling Pubs (Mitchells & Butlers) - pubs in 2017
Star pubs (Heineken) - 995 pubs in 2017
Stonegate - 703 pubs in 2017
Stonehouse One (Mitchells & Butlers) - 36 pubs in 2017
Suburban (Mitchells & Butlers) - 291 pubs in 2017
Toby Carvery (Mitchells & Butlers) - 173 pubs in 2017
Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers) - 195 pubs in 2017
Wetherspoons - 800+ pubs in 2017
Youngs - 183 pubs in 2017
The pub history sites are regularly updated by Stephen and Kevan, plus an 'open' group of like-minded individuals on a daily basis; and anyone is welcome to contribute. If you visit the site, you will quickly understand that this is more than just a pub history site. The site is better described as an historical street directory through time, with many images and historical listings endorsing the same. The last few years have seen massive price increases for UK properties, with even an ex-council house in London selling for a million pounds. Sadly, the Tory government has used the selling off of council housing stock at vastly discounted prices into a vote for their party, and without replacing this invaluable housing stock for our youngsters. They are now selling off housing association stock to the private sector, and allowing the building of large unaffordable houses on green belt.
This is a new site specifically to remedy the areas which I do not currently have any coverage of, i.e. the modern pubs around the country. What this site attempts to do is list all the pubs that exist in 2017.
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