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Old Kings Head, 18 Bear street, St Martins in Fields WC2H

St Martins pub history index

It was a former Taylor Walker pub rebuilt in 1958, and currently in 2019 there is a modern bar called Zoo Too, which has also had a number of other modern names.

The original pub is now demolished. **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Martins in Fields, London.

Residents at this address.

1805/J Phillips, Kings Head, Bear street, Leicester square/../../Holdens Directory

1811/James Farrell, Old Kings Head, Bear street, Leicester square/../../Holdens Directory

1827/John Hussey / Landlord /../../Records of the Middlesex sessions of the Peace, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1829/J Gerrish, Kings Head, 18 Bear Street/../../../Robson’s Directory

1832/Jno. Thelen, Kings Head, 18 Bear Street/../../../Robson’s Directory

1841/J Winsor, Kings Head, 18 Bear Street/../Post Office Directory

1842/Jno. Winsor /../../../Robson’s Directory **

1848/John Winsor/Kings Head/../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Winsor/Kings Head/../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Winsor/Licensed Victualler/47/Buckfastleigh, Devon/Census
1851/Mary Winsow/Wife/58/Edington, Oxfordshire/Census
1851/Mary Ann Still/Grand Daughter/17/Pimlico/Census
1851/John Vivian/Visitor, Tailor/20/Callington, Cornwall/Census
1851/James Grant/Visitor, Tailor/21/Gisborough, Nova Scotia/Census
1851/Ann Parker/House Servant/35/Fermagh, Cork/Census
1851/Joseph Skelen/House Servant/26/St Martins in Fields/Census
1851/Joseph Palmer/House Servant/31/Stoke, Somerset/Census

May 1852/John Winsor/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1852/Cuthbert Potts/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1852/Cuthbert Potts/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1852/Edward Hodges/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1853/Edward Hodges/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1853/John Thorn/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

December 1854/Thomas Christie/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

December 1854/John Hill/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1856/John Hill/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Louis Wagner/Licensed Victualler/37/Germany/Census
1861/Esther Wagner/Wife/31/St Clement Danes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Esther Wagner/Daughter/8/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Rosina Wagner/Daughter/5/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Louis Wagner/Son/2/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Pusey/Servant/14/St Anns, Middlesex/Census
1861/Harry Miell/Servant/17/Deptford, Surrey/Census
1861/James Barber/Boarder, Fund Holder/40/Suffolk/Census
1861/Mary A Barber/Boarder/41/Suffolk/Census
1861/LLouis Small/Boarder, Baker/21/Germany/Census

March 1863/Kings Head, Bear street, Louis Wagner to Philip Newberry England/../../Morning Advertiser

March 1864/Thomas Box/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1864/Alfred Hatton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1865/Jesse Hatton / Barman /../../London Gazette, 14 February 1865 **

1869/E R Springer/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/William J Stephens/Publican/32/Gloucester/Census
1881/Mary A Stephens/Wife/28/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William J Stephens/Son/2/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Grindley/Potman/21/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census
1881/Louisa Lambert/Domestic Servant/13/Matching Green, Essex/Census

1882/William Stephens/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Michael Francis Furlong/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Joseph H Haire/Licensed Victualler/34/Ireland/Census
1891/Mary A Haire/Wife/37/Wolverhampton, Staffordshire/Census
1891/Emma J Haire/Daughter/12/Middlesborough, Yoprkshire/Census
1891/William Haire/Son/10/Peckham, Kent/Census
1891/Lillian Haire/Daughter/6/St John, Kent/Census
1891/James N Haire/Son/5/St John, Kent/Census
1891/Ethel Haire/Daughter/2/Christchurch, Greenwich/Census
1891/Kathleen Haire/Daughter/5 months/Christchurch, Greenwich/Census
1891/Herbert Cox/Billiard Marker/18/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1891/Nelly Copeland/Housemaid/21/Peckham, Kent/Census
1891/Jane Huff/Domestic Servant/20/Walworth, Surrey/Census

In the 1881 census at Ye Olde White Horse, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 where his father Timothy is the Licensed Victualler.
In the 1891 census, a Frank Jefferson and also Percy Jefferson are Licensed Victuallers boarding at Montague street, St George Bloomsbury.

My great, great uncle Frank William Jefferson was the licensee roughly between 1891/2 and 1894/5.
The Westminster Rate Books indicate he paid General & Sewer Rates during this four year period, and Poor Rates in 1892/3 and 1893/4. *

1894/Frank Jefferson, Old Kings Head, 18 Bear street WC/../../Post Office Directory

1895/Miss Annie Dunbar/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Barnett & Hyman/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Barnett Barnett/Licensed Victualler/35/London/Census
1901/Annie Barnett/Wife/33/London/Census
1901/Margaret C Barnett/Daughter/1/Westminster/Census
1901/Laura Cobham/Barmaid/29/Upton, Worcestershire/Census
1901/Annie M Millar/Barmaid/20/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1901/William Moulder/Barman/23/South shields, Durham/Census
1901/Thos richard Chapman/Barman/29/Bodmin, Cornwall/Census
1901/Harry Edwin Ferwell/Waiter/16/Battersea, London/Census
1901/Mary Seekins/cook/37/Cambridge/Census
1901/Bertha Lucy Holt/Nurse/25/Somrset/Census
1901/Alfredo Scandura/Boarder, Waiter/26/Italy/Census

1910/Denby Hare/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Beatrice Ethel Hare/Manageress/28/Shipley, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Lucy Davison/Sister/40/Yorkshire/Census
1911/Daisy Florence Haslaw/Barmaid/26/Camden Town/Census
1911/Annie Louise Smith/Barmaid/34/Mile End/Census
1911/Kate Helen Boyall/Barmaid/24/Hamptpon, Middlesex/Census
1911/Elizabeth Louisa Jennings/Barmaid/18/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1911/Ethel Louise Billings/Barmaid/19/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1911/Rose Russell/Housemaid/38/Edenbridge, Kent/Census
1911/Charlotte Helen Firbank/Cook/37/Appleby, Westmoreland/Census

1912/James Denby Hare / Licensed Victualler, deceased / Died 10 February 1912 /../../London Gazette, 29 March 1912 **
1912/Beatrice Ethel Hare / Executrix /../../London Gazette, 29 March 1912

1921/Mrs B Hare/../../../Hughes Directory

1927/Mrs Beatrice Ethel Hare/../../../Post Office Directory

1930/Jack Bloomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Jack Bloomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Jack Bloomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Jack Bloomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Pioneer Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Hilary Wright

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 26-May-2021 11:36:22 BST