All public house, restaurants, bars etc closed for the forseeable future from 20th March 2020, but this is a history site.
Bethnal Green pub history index
Existed from at least 1871. This is the Blue Lion Temperance Hotel in 1921
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Residents at this address.
1871/Abraham Preon / Head / 53 / Beer Seller / Bethnal Green, Middlesex /
1871/Charlotte Preon / Wife / 51 / Beer Seller / Bethnal Green, Middlesex / Census
1871/Ann Preon / Daughter / 22 / Shirt & Front Machinist / Bethnal Green, Middlesex / Census
1871/Mary Ann Preon / Daughter / 19 / Paper Collar Machinist / Bethnal Green, Middlesex / Census
1871/Eliza Preon / Daughter / 16 / Shirt Front Machinist / Bethnal Green, Middlesex / Census
1871/Clara Preon / Daughter / 12 / Scholar / Bethnal Green, Middlesex / Census
1872/A Preon/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **
1895/Charles Thomas Peek/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
A few relatives have mentioned that my great grandmother and great grand father ran a pub in the east end of London , none of them could remember the name or location. I have located them in the 1901 census – Hester Bowtell , married to Arthur Bowtell (listed as a licensed victualler) , the pub is called the Blue Lion and was in Ames street Bethnal green.
This road no longer exists it is now covered by the Cranbrook estate , the closest street that exists is Bonner Street London E2. ***
Ames Street is still listed in 1944, but no reference to the Pub exists either then or in 1938
1899/Arthur Bowtell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1901/Arthur Bowtell/Licensed Victualler/40/Great Shelford, Cambs/Census ***
1901/Hester M Bowtell/Wife/28/Battersea, London/Census
1901/Jesse Bowtell/Son/8/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Herbert Bowtell/Son/6/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/May Bowtell/Daughter/2/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Rose Bowtell/Daughter/3 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1903/Arthur Bowtell / Beer Retailer //../../../P.O. Directory **
1910/Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Evans/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1911/Elizabeth S Evans/Beer Retailer, Widow/43/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Charles Sully/Nephew/9 months/Folgate/Census
1914/Robert Francis Russell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1915/Robert Francis Russell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1921/John Fletcher/Manager, Blue Lion Temperance Hotel/../../Post Office Directory
** Provided by Stephen Harris
*** Provided by Paul Naylor