UK pub history and historical Street directory

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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. To contact the pubs history site, please email deadpubs


Pub History of London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset & Dorset.

The pub history site now covers all of Essex, London, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset  and parts of Lincoln and Leicester - [Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire etc].

You can search the Pub History sites by surname, street address, or public house name. Try using simple text to search and also without common words like road. Please contact: Kevan at with any feedback, and photographs for the site/s. Thanks. The site search egine updates every week, and currently has over 52,000 pages from my sites indexed, most of this relates to pub history. The 10,000+ images are not indexed.

The Google search engine of the pub history site. Try it with a name, a pub name or any address. I use it all of the time

The (deadpubs) pub history and historical street directory is a listing of open & closed Pubs which show the address changes through time, and obviously from a historical perspective. It concentrates on the many road name changes through the years because of slum clearance, road renaming and modern office building. It does not use post codes at present, this will change.

London is very interesting as it bore the brunt of the WWII bombings, as did many other places, but also went through a road renaming process between 1938 and 1944. Many of the roads with similar names were simply renamed to distinct road names. This is where the 1944 listing of Pubs is incredibly important.

Pubs, like churches move slowly over a period of time, I use this to my advantage. The site lists original content on Pub History, Census and Trade Directory entries from the Post Office , Kelly and Pigots Trade Directories, Petty Session Victuallers records etc. for the last two hundred years. The public houses are listed by church parish as they would have existed before 1900 - many of these are no longer in existence.


Here are some random historical and new images of the many thousands of images on the pub history site:

Lobster, Canvey Island
 Lobster, Canvey Island
Cricketers, Bethnal Green
Cricketers, Bethnal Green
Bow Bells, in recent years - Kindly provided by Philip Mernick @
Bow Bells, Bromley
George Hotel, High Street, Crawley - circa 1916
George, Crawley
Eclipse, 164 Barnsbury Road, Islington - circa 1924 (Landlord Edward 'Ted' Burrill leaning in the doorway)
Eclipse, Islington
Brunel Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth
Brunel Hotel, Plymouth
  The Cricketers, Richmond
The Cricketers, Richmond

All transcriptions and imagery is copyright, and excepting personal usage (which is fine); it is NOT available for commercial usage or copying onto other websites without explicit permission. Many of the images, and all of the transcriptions are the work of myself and other contributors - please do not steal this work. And Last updated on: Monday, 19-Jan-2015 00:26:24 GMT