Portsmouth pubs history index
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.
Fox, Gunner Street, Portsmouth - circa 1950
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.
1881/Eliza I Sibson/Grocer & Beer Retailer, Widow/33/Landport,
1881/Wm B T Sibson/Son/10/Landport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Ada M Sibson/Daughter/8/Landport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Benjn G Sibson/Son/4/Landport, Hampshire/Census
1885/Mrs Eliza Sibson/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****
1927/Chas Kenney/Beer Retailer/../../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