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Duke of Wellington, 36 Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire

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The dark timbered building was originally built upon Norman vaults and cellars in 1220
In 1494 the building was for the first time converted into a public house after being bought by brewer Rowland Johnson who named it Bere House or Brew House.
Johnson not only sold drink but also started brewing his own and subsequently set up the city's first brewery.
Port books of the day record the importation of his brewing equipment and brewing hops from his native town in what is now Holland. In 1620 the pub would have been passed many times by the Pilgrim Fathers on their way to the Mayflower, which sailed its maiden voyage to the New World from the bottom of Bugle Street.
In 1771 Brewers John and Joseph Hunt took over and renamed it the Shipwrights Arms, serving the many local ship builders.
After the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the owners of the pub celebrated by changing its name to that of the victorious Duke of Wellington who had become a national hero, Before WW2 it was owned by Cooper’s Brewery, during WW2 it was badly damaged losing its top floor. It remained open until 1961 when it under went a major rebuild, after which it was taken over by Watney’s Brewery before becoming a free house. July 1916 saw Mr Williams Landlord fined £1 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.

Duke of Wellington, 36 Bugle Street, corner Vyse Lane, Southampton

Duke of Wellington, 36 Bugle Street, corner Vyse Lane, Southampton

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.

1863/John Eggs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Thomas Maidment/../../../Coxs Directory ****

1875/Thomas James Crawley/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1878/Titus Collins/../../../Trade Directory ****

1884/T Collings/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1885/Mrs Ann Collins/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1889/Mrs A Collins/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1898/Mrs Ann Collins/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1907/George Henry Payne/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/G H Payne/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/John C Williams/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/John Chas Williams/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/Frank Nugent/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1940/Frank Nugent/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1946/Frank Nugent/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1954/F A Moyler/../../../Kellys Directory ****

* Provided By Bob Bates

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 00:58:18 GMT