Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Devon . The Devon listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1878/John Lang/../../../Whites Directory **
1889/John Lang/& Farmer/../../../Kellys Directory **
1893/John Lang/& Farmer/../../Kellys Directory **
1902/James Hutchings/& Farmer/../../Kellys Directory **
1910/John Northcote/../../../Post Office Directory **
1914/John Northcote/../../../Post Office Directory **
1919/John NOrthcote/../../../Post Office Directory **
1923/John Northcote/../../../Post Office Directory **
My earliest memory of the Railway pub Bow is when I was about five or six years of age. Fearnley Northcott ran the pub in the early 1950s, and I used to be allowed to walk over on a Saturday evening go to the hatch on the side of the bar and buy a packet of Smiths crisps and a raspberryade - taking back some empty bottles that my mother perhaps had bought during the week to fund this. I think it was twopence on a bottle. At this time the station was running and it was a very busy area. There was also a cattle market adjacent to the pub so it was a busy going concern. Fearnley also kept pigs as well as looking after the pub. When he died, it was sold or taken over by a chap called Sam Luxton. The pub was then taken over by a chap called Jack Jewell. I do not remember when Jack closed the pub but my guess is it coincided with the closure of the station at Bow. I have my own website which is the history of my working life from aged 13 and that of transport; until I took early retirement in the year 2000. *
* Provided By Jim Wills
** Provided By Bev Howlett
**** Provided By Kevan