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Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street, St Dunstan in West EC4

St Dunstan in West pub history Index

It was originally established in 1549 on the north side of Fleet Street at No. 190. In the 1600s the pub was called the Cock & Bottle. The original pub closed in 1886 and was demolished to accommodate a new branch of the Bank of England (itself now a pub). A replacement Cock Tavern was built in 1888 at No. 22 Fleet Street on the south side of the road. **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Dunstan in West, City of London.

Old Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2008

Old Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2008

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Old Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2019

Old Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2019

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The Cock Ale House, at Temple Bar 1655 - H M C

The Cock Ale House, at Temple Bar 1655 - H M C

In 1655, a farthing token (quarter of a penny), exists to the Cock Ale House, at Temple Bar, with the initials H M C on the reverse, being the name of the person providing this token.

Pepys makes many visits to this Cock alehouse in Temple Bar.

1668/Mrs Knipps/../../../Samuel Pepys Diaries **

1808/Jos Ward, Cock, Temple bar/../../Holdens Directory

1811/Joseph Ward, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street /../../Holdens Directory

1825/Mr. William Colnett, Cock Tavern, Fleet street /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/William Colnett, Cock Tavern, Fleet street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/William Colnett, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Robson’s Directory

1832/William Colnett, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Robson’s Directory

1833-34/Henry William Colne, Cock, 201 Fleet street/../../Pigots Directory

1839/William Colnett/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Colnett/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/William Colnett, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/William Colnett, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Kellys Directory

1848/William Colnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Colnett/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/William Colnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1860/William Colnett/../../../The Draper & Clothier, Travellers’ Hand-Book **

1869/William Colnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/William Colnett/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/Ann Lance/Housekeeper/36/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A Hart/Cook/52/Whitford, Essex/Census
1871/Alice Morden/Kitchenmaid/33/Ely, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Ellen Morden/Housemaid/36/Ely, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Annie Oates/Scullerymaid/34/Manchester/Census
1871/Charles Ranwell/Porter/37/Middlesex/Census

1874/Mrs Eliza Colnett, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Licensed Victualler & Hotelier Directory

1878/Mrs Eliza Calnett/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Eliza Calnett/Licensed Victualler, Widow/65/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Julia Calnett/Daughter/30/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1881/Walter Calnett/Son, Manager Licensed Victualler/32/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1881/Annie Lance/Housekeeper/45/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Beatrice Clay/Kitchen Maid/25/Fulham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Agnes Severs/Domestic Servant/24/Wales/Census
1881/Kate Marhews/Scullery Maid/21/Middlesex/Census
1881/William Mobbs/Porter/39/Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Eliza Calnest/../../../Post Office Directory **

1884/Spiers & Pond Ltd./../../../Business Directory of London **

1885/Spiers & Pond Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory **

1886/Spiers & Pond Ltd, Cock Tavern, 201 Fleet street/../../Post Office Directory

Dundee Courier 24 August 1883 :
The Cock in Fleet street
After the announcement, made on respectable authority of Mr John Ashton, that the The Cock Tavern in Fleet street "has only just been demolished", a correspondent sends the welcome intimation that the statement is a mistake.
True, the houses on each side have been removed, and even the superstructure of the old tavern has been taken away, but the dining room still remains ...

Aberdeen Evening Express 21 May 1886 :
The Cock Tavern in Fleet street
On Tuesday the materials of the historical Cock Tavern in Fleet street, were sold by Messrs Horne, Son and Eversfield, and the ancient tavern, which, it is stated has remained internally unaltered since the days of James I, will shortly be a thing of the past.
The site has been purchased by the Bank of England for their intended new offices in connection with the Royal Courts of Justice and the administration of the Chancery funds. Other buildings between Bell Yard and Chancery lane have also been purchased by the Bank authorities, and, among ancient landmarks of past ages, the house where Izaak Walton carried on business of a hosier snd shirtmaker for 20 years has been demolished to clear the site for the Banks new premises.

1893/George Lander King/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/George Wallace Wright, Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet street./../../Post Office Directory **

1950/Thos. F Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1971/../Ye Olde Cock tavern, 22 Fleet Street EC4/../../Pub Directory

1983/../COCK TAVERN, 22 Fleet Street EC4 : Trumans/../../Pub Directory

2018/../Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA,City of London/../../Pub Directory


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And Last updated on: Thursday, 14-Oct-2021 16:43:00 BST