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Clarence Hotel, 130 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire

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The original building dating back to 1780’s when a John Chidden was landlord, when it was the called the Mitre, changing name about 1833 to the Bugle, and becoming the Clarence Hotel in the late 1830’s. The landlord in 1855 was a John Stephens and the pub then being called Stephen’s Hotel, the name reverted back to the Clarence Hotel, having survived the air raids of WW2 the original building seen in this photo was demolished and replace with a plain fronted building. The new pub was called the Clarence Bars under the ownership of Brickwood’s Brewery, it had adopted the concept of one large bar only, the front part carpeted and furnished with padded chairs like a lounge bar and the back part had bare floors and hard seats like a public bar. In the mid 1960’s it reinvented itself again as a German “bier keller” this however did not prove popular as the German Lager cost 6/- (30p) bearing in mind that bitter was only 2/- (10p) a pint; and indeed lager was considered a ladies drink, ( real men drank Boilermaker’s or Lightplater’s). Lager was definitely for the Ladies. It soon closed down and became a shop. *

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.

Clarence Bars, 130 High Street, Southampton

Clarence Bars, 130 High Street, Southampton

Clarence Bars, 130 High Street, Southampton - now a restaurant

Clarence Bars, 130 High Street, Southampton - now a restaurant

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.

1849/E Hale/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1853/T Coaton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/Thomas Adams/Inn Keeper/65/Dover, Kent/Census **
1861/Harriet Adams/Wife/47/Lea, Romsey, Hampshire/Census
1861/John Adams/Son, Inn Keeper/22/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1861/Walter Adams/Son, Steward Steam Boat/21/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1861/Annie Adams/Daughter, Barmaid/17/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1861/Martha Bailey/House Maid/18/Bristol, Somerset/Census

1863/T Adams/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/William Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1875/Frederick Hurry/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1876/F Urry/../../../Cox Directory ****

1878/William Maidment/../../../Trade Directory ****

1881/John H Le Fevre/Licensed Victualler/32/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census ****
1881/Herbert J G Le Fevre/Son/6/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Margaret A Le Fevre/Wife/28/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Frank W Le Fevre/Son/3/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Ernest H Le Fevre/Son/8 months/Hampshire/Census
1881/Martha Golding/Mother In Law, Wifes Mother/60/Rye, Sussex/Census
1881/Louise Vaudrey/Barmaid/30/France/Census
1881/Annie E Young/Nursemaid/13/Hampshire/Census

1884/Thomas Holt Challis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1885/Thomas Challis/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1889/William Smith/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1898/Thos Whalebone/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1907/William Christopher Plowman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/William C Plowman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1916/Samuel Jas Robinson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/Samuel Jas Robinson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/Arthur E Redfern/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1946/Arthur Gledhill/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1954/Arthur Syms/../../../Kellys Directory ****


* Provided By Bob Bates

** Provided By Jen Meadows

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 00:58:13 GMT