All public house, restaurants, bars etc closed for the forseeable future from 20th March 2020, but this is a pub history site.
In the 18th century, from at least 1720, there was a pub in this street called the Bell Inn. The Bell Inn was depicted by Hogarth in a pair of 1732 engravings called The Harlot’s Progress. Now demolished. ** This address is not listed in 1854. By 1858, both the Bell Inn and the Izaak Walton are enveloped into one large wholesale straw hat makers at 84 to 88 Wood street.
St Alban pub history index
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Alban, Wood Street parish, City of London. The St Alban, Wood Street, City of London Public House Trade Directory 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.
1833-34/William Davies, Bell Inn, 87 Wood street, Cheapside/../../Pigots Directory
1841/James Gough/../../../Post Office Directory
1843/James Gough/../../../Kelly’s Directory
1851/Samuel Turner Prout/../../../Kelly’s Directory
1851/Samuel Turner Prout/Tavern Keeper/32/Stratton, Cornwall/Census
1851/Elizabeth Mary Prout/Wife/39/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Michael Tichener/Visitor, Co Mining Agent/49Southhill, Cornwall//Census
1851/Robert Douglas/Visitor, Mercer/30/Sunderland, Durham/Census
1851/John Hall/Visitor, Draper/30/Chesterfield, Derby/Census
1851/Mary Falkwell/Visitor, Farmer/24/Halifax, York/Census
1851/Robert Fraser/Visitor, Farmer/22/Ireland/Census
1851/Thomas Glover/Visitor, Glover/36/Woodstock, Oxon/Census
1851/Samuel North/Visitor/34/Wellington, Somerset/Census
1851/Joseph Prosser/Visitor, Mercer/26/Brecon, S Wales/Census
1851/John Shankland/Visitor, Draper/27/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1851/Thomas Mainfield/Visitor, Linen Draper/25/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1851/Robert Lucas/Waiter/43/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Arthur Bayley/Servant/28/Southampton, Hants/Census
1851/Sarah Dewing/Assistat in Bar/30/Ellham, Norfolk/Census
1853/Samuel Turner Prout/../../../Post Office Directory
** Provided By Stephen Harris