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Bridge Inn, 109 Priory Road, Southampton, Hampshire

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As can seen from the photos, the Bridge Inn has seen better days, dating back to the 1860ís when a James Moody was landlord. It become familiarly known as Meacherís after a William Meacher took over in 1913, and his son Ernie Meacher was the landlord in the late 1970ís. It had over its time been owned by the Winchester Brewery and then by Marstonís Brewery, 1995 saw it refurbished as a traditional London boozer. However, in 2007, it was brought by Greene King who changed its persona by adding facilities that attracted a troublesome cliental. It closed for good in 2012 and has been demolished to be replaced by housing. *

In May 1921 Landlady Mrs Meacher was fined £2 for selling intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours. *

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southampton, Hampshire . The Southampton, Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Bridge Inn, 109 Priory Road, corner South Road, Southampton

Bridge Inn, 109 Priory Road, corner South Road, Southampton

Bridge Inn, Priory Road being demolished for housing

Bridge Inn, Priory Road being demolished for housing

Both kindly provided by Bob Bates

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1871/George Duke/Bridge Tavern, Priory Road, St Denys/../../Coxs Directory ****

1884/Hy George Yeats/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1907/Chas Fredk Davis/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1916/William Chas Meacher/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/Ernest Edward Meacher/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1940/Ernest Edward Meacher/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1946/Ernest Edward Meacher/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1954/Mrs M Meacher/../../../Kellys Directory ****

* Provided By Bob Bates

**** Provided By Kevan

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