Southwark St Saviour pub history index
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southwark St Saviour, London.
The Talbot Inn, previously the Tabard Inn (1669) was demolished in 1873. For later detail, see the Old Tabard.
The pub was originally called The Tabard, built in 1307 for the Abbot of Hyde (a monastery in Winchester) as a base
for his London business.
In the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, (c1380) Geoffery Chaucer describes the characters meeting at The Tabard, before setting off to on their pilgrimage.
During the Dissolution of the Monastries (1536-41) The Tabard was taken from the Abbot and passed into private ownership.
It was destroyed in the Great Fire Of Southwark (26.5.1676) along with most of the other inns in the area. It was quickly rebuilt and was at this point renamed as the Talbot.
During the 18th & 19th centuries it flourished as a coaching Inn, but business declined with the coming of the railways and it though the pub continued the rest of the building became a parcel office for the train companies.
The building was demolished in 1873, and a smaller pub named the Old Tabard was built facing the main road at 85 Borough High Street **.
An circa 1870 photo of the the north side of The Talbot, Talbot Yard, 75 Borough High Street.
Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin
The Talbot Inn, Borough High Street, Southwark
Talbot Yard, Southwark
Kindly provided by Colleen
Residents at this address.
1805/_ Collett, Talbot Inn, Borough High street/../../Holdens Directory
1817/Stanbury and Collett/ Inn holders/../../Johnstones London Directory
1822/Joseph Maynard/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1823/Joseph Maynard/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1825/Thomas Lott/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1826/Thomas Lott/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1832/James Fulljames, Talbot, Borough High street, Southwark/../../Robsons Directory
1841/John Fulljames/../../../Post Office Directory *
1842/John Fulljames/../../../Robsons Directory
1851/Elizabeth Fulljames/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/Elizabeth Fulljames/Licensed Victualler, Widow/48/Raysh, Kent/Census
1851/Mary Franklin/Sister, Widow/60/Raysh, Kent/Census
1851/Jane Thomas/Servant, Widow/56/Somerset/Census
1851/Elizabeth Smith/Charwoman, Widow/52/Somerset/Census
1851/Stephen Haliday/Potman, Widow/50/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1851/Isais Curtis/Servant, Sailors Mate/36/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1851/Daniel Suter/Lodger, Porter/37/Frant, Surrey/Census
November 1851/Elizabeth Sleep (late Fulljames)/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
November 1851/Henry Sleep, her husband/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
1856/Henry Sleep/../../../Post Office Directory
1861/Robert Gooch/Inn Keeper/31/Bury, Suffolk/Census
1861/Caroline Gooch/Wife/31/Bury, Suffolk/Census
1861/Henry Mathias Gooch/Son/8/Bury, Suffolk/Census
1861/Arthur Edward Gooch/Son/6/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1861/Robert Gooch/Son/3/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Douglas Gooch/Son/1/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Steven Hallady/House Servant/48/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Eliza Hallady/House Servant/50/Kent/Census
1861/Lewis Flook/Lodger, Hop Porter/56/Alderby, Gloucestershire/Census
1869/Robert Gooch/../../../Post Office Directory
November 1870/Walter Edward Johnson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
November 1870/John Wilson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin
*** Provided By Bev Howlett