Portsmouth pubs history index
Latterly named the Kingfisher. *
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampshire . The Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Kingfisher, 4 Gunner Street, Portsmouth
Inside the Kingfisher with Harry Sheath and Rose Brewer (mother in law)
Both kindly provided by Richard Sheath
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1901/Sarah A Sumner/Beer Retailer, Widow/49/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Frances N Venters/Niece, Barmaid/17/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1920/Charles John Abinett/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1927/Chas Jn Abinett/../../../Kellys Directory ****
My Uncle Harry Sheath had both The Fox and The Kingfisher pubs in Gunner Street, Portsmouth up until they were demolished in 1970. *
He and his mother in law Rose Brewer were landlords. The Fox closed first this was just a beer house and the Kingfisher (previously The Carpenters Arms) had a spirits license and kept trading until a compulsory purchase order from Port City Council decided to 'develop' the area. Rose Brewer's sister had the Duke of Cornwall which was 5 minutes away in Lake Road Ports. Hope this helps. *
* Provided By Richard Sheath
**** Provided By Kevan