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St Bride pub history index
The address in 1938 and 1944 is at Salisbury square.
This pub was formally called the White Bear and appears as such in records throughout the time it was also known as the Cogers Hall. The Cogers were a debating society, formed at this pub in 1755 and moving to the Barley Mow in 1871. The pub was sold (as the White Bear) and demolished in 1895. But a replacement pub survives – it is the St Bride’s Tavern and the address is today given as 1 Bridewell Place. **
St Bride’s Tavern, 1 Bridewell Place - in October 2010
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Brides, London. The St Brides, London 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.
1794/William Towers/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1825/Mr Langman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
April 1827/George Longman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1833/George Longman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1834/George Langman/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1839/Jane Langman/../../../Pigots Directory
1841/Thomas Ashton/../../../P.O. Directory **
1841/Thomas Ashton/Wine Merchant/30/../Census
1841/Frederick Mitchell/Cab Master/22/../Census
1841/Ann Howard/Female Servant/22/Ireland/Census
1841/James Lee/Horse Keeper/24/../Census
1842/Thomas Ashton/../../../P.O. Directory **
1848/Thomas Ashton/../../../Post Office Directory
1851/Thomas Edwards/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
1854/James Frederick Simes / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1856/J F Simes/../../../Post Office Directory
1866/Frederick Winter / Barman /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
March 1866/James Edbrooke/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press
March 1866/Charles Wright/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press
1869/Chas Wright/../../../Post Office Directory
1874/Samuel Percy Judd/../../../Post Office Directory **
1881/Samuel Judd/Licensed Victualler/43/Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Wilson/Kitchen Maid/21/Camberwell/Census
1881/Jane Stiles/Housemaid/22/Camden Town/Census
1881/Sarah Winkle/Cook, Widow/51/City of London, Middlesex/Census
1882/Samuel Percy Judd/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Judd & Simmons/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Thomas Lee/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Thomas Clothier/../../../P.O. Directory **
1911/Albert Edward Archer/Licensed Victualler/40/Aldsworth/Census
1911/Minnie Archer/Wife/40/Great Totham/Census
1911/Charles Grantham/Visitor, Clerk/32/../Census
1911/Ada Grantham/Visitor/33/Great Totham/Census
1911/Ernest King/Waiter/26/Great Totham/Census
1917/Albert & Edward Archer/../../../P. O. Directory **
1932/Goodhews Ltd/../../../P.O. Directory **
1938/Sydney Collinson/../../../P.O. Directory **
1938/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942]
1944/Mrs Emily E Collinson/../../../P.O. Directory **
Eve Pattiner and Australian servicemen at the Cogers
Kindly provided by Clive Wawn
In WWII, my father and many of his RAAF colleagues used to frequent a Pub
called Coger's, after Coger's Hall, Bride Lane and it was owned by the
Collinson family. I believe it is now the St Bride's Tavern which fronts
Bridewell Place these days.
I am writing a screenplay and trying to get it as accurate as I can. I have been in touch with St Brides Tavern and they don't have any history.
Coger's Hall Debating Society was broad in it's location but appears to have been held at this location prior to moving out of London.
Surprisingly, there is little information about Coger's at the turn of WWII as a popular venue for Aussie servicemen. At the time it was owned by the Collinson Family and Eve Pattiner (daughter of the Collinsons) was a popular hostess. Her husband was killed early in the war.
Visitors on the first page of the visitors book at the Cogers - include C N Wawn (Bardie) and Bluey Truscott
Kindly provided by Clive Wawn
Dad and Bluey earned the DFC (Bluey twice). They were returned to Australia
in March 1942. The DFC is the Distinguished Flying Cross, this is one of the
highest awards available for airmen. *
1945/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942]
1949/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942]
* Provided By Clive Wawn
** Provided By Stephen Harris