Pub history

Richard I, 52 & 54 Royal Hill, Greenwich SE10

Greenwich Index

The address is first listed at both 52 & 54 Royal Hill by 1923, prior to this 54 Royal Hill had been a confectioners since 1908. The very early address in 1881 is at 6 Royal Hill. *

Up to late 1970’s / early 1980’s; 54 Royal Hill operated as an Off-Licence, and 52 Royal Hill had been a sawdust strewn pub. The Tolly is the locals name for the Richard 1st.,  due to its history of selling Tolly Light Ale, which was stocked by the off-licence.

The Richard 1st was then refurbished to offer a Double fronted public house. 54 Royal Hill then became the public bar with 52 Royal Hill as the saloon bar.

In 2014, the Tolly is now a Young’s pub and is being refurbished again to knock the
two bars into one and to increase the restaurant facility. A great loss.   *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Greenwich, London. The Greenwich,  London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Richard I / The Tolly, 52 & 54 Royal Hill, Greenwich SE10 - circa 1979

Richard I / The Tolly, 52 & 54 Royal Hill, Greenwich SE10 - circa 1979

Richard I, 52 & 54 Royal Hill, Greenwich SE10 - in 2014

Richard I, 52 & 54 Royal Hill, Greenwich SE10 - in 2014

Both kindly provided by Carol Kenna

The following entries are in this format:

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

1871/William Dorrington/Beer Retailer/64/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Ann Dorrington/Wife/60/Chatham, Kent/Census
1871/Elizabeth A Dorrington/Daughter, Artist/20/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Anne Dorrington/Daughter/19/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1881/Ellen Dorrington/Beer Seller, Widow/34/Lambeth, Surrey/Census ****
1881/William Dorrington/Son/12/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1888/Ellen Dorrington/Wine Retailer/../../Kellys Directory *

1891/Ellen Dorrington/Beer House Keeper, Widow/59/../Census ****
1891/Charles Dorrington/Son, Assistant/22/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1896/William Dorrington/Beer Retailer/../../Greenwich Licensing Guide *

1901/William C Dorrington/Beer Retailer/30/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1901/Florence Dorrington/Wife/33/Vauxhall, Surrey/Census
1901/William R Dorrington/Son/6/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Percy L Dorrington/Son/5/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Edith Marrett/Boarder, Barmaid/24/Vauxhall, Surrey/Census

1905/W Dorrington/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1908/William Dorrington/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1911/George William Honeybone/Beer & Wine Retailer/33/Bexley Heath/Census ****
1911/Gertrude Honeybone/Wife/28/Camberwell/Census
1911/Beatrice Honeybone/Sister, Barmaid/26/Bexley Heath/Census
1911/Annie Honeybone/Mother, Widow/60/Bexley Heath/Census
1911/Winifred Honeybone/Daughter/2/Greenwich/Census

1919/George William Honeybone/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1921/George William Honeybone/Wine & Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

52 & 54 Royal Hill :

1923/George William Honeybone/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1934/George William Honeybone/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1937/Albert Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided By Carol Kenna

**** Provided By Kevan

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