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.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1871/William Cox/Brewer, Beer Retailer/62/Bashley, Hampshire/Census ****
1871/Ann Cox/Daughter/39/Portsea, Hampshire/Census
1871/Harriet Cox/Daughter/12/Portsea, Hampshire/Census
1871/Henry Stubbs/Son in Law, Market Gardener/34/Petersfield, Hampshire/Census
1871/Jane Stubbs/Daughter/19/Portsea, Hampshire/Census
1875/William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/Stephen Gisby/Beer Retailer/42/Ramsgate, Kent/Census ****
1901/Elizabeth Gisby/Wife/34/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Roger J Conrad/Brother in Law, Leadig Stoker RN/29/Horton Kirby, Kent/Census
1901/Harriet A Conrad/Sister in Law/26/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Henry A Gisby/Son/11/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Robert Hearnden/Boarder, Painter & Decorator/51/Dover, Kent/Census
1901/John Williams/Boarder, Swayer Wood/49/Southsea, Hampshire/Census
1927/A Edmonds/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****
My grandparents Ernest John woods and Louisa woods were the tenants of this pub. We believe from 1932 until at least 1944. *
During the second world war, a bomb hit the house next to the pub and my grandparents had to use the ale to put out the fire however they never got any compensation. another incident was that a bomb landed in a tin bath in the garden but luckily didn't explode.
Many raids on Portsmouth were made, and the chimney of pub of the Portsmouth united breweries was a good landmark for the Luftwaffe and I understand that either the first or second air raid resulted in the brewery chimney being hit and subsequently demolished. *
* Provided By Kevin
**** Provided By Kevan