Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Griffin Princes Street / Monmouth Street

1822. Henry Wescott
1830. Benjamin Vowles
1839. William Perry
1841 – 44. John Brinkworth
1850. Thomas Dafter
1861 – 64. Thomas Short
1871 – 72. Henry James
1876 – 91. Diana Chorley
1894 – 95. Sidney Thomas Chappell
1900 – 02. Emily S. Ogburn
1906. J. W. J. Hillier
1911 – 19. William Phillips (manager)
1923 – 35. Albert Furze
1935 – 47. James Robert Ward
1950. Henry Griffin
1950. William George Wolfe
1952. Dennis R. J. Drew

The tenancy of James Ward commenced on the 21st June 1935, the rent was £54 per annum, this was increased to £60 on the 29th September 1938; the Landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited, the rent was still £60 when Dennis Drew took over on the 25th September 1952. What follows is a list of fixtures and fittings at the Griffin when Mr Drew moved in:

Second floor.
Low level W.C. Suite complete
25” x 18” white glazed lavatory basin and brackets & fittings
White glazed bath & fittings
White and chromium geyser & fittings complete

First Floor.
Club Room.
9” Ventaxia exhaust fan
Hat & coat rail with 7 hat and coat hooks

Women’s Lavatory.
High level W.C. Suite complete

Ground Floor.
Public Bar & Off Sales.
Painted backfitting and shelves complete
Panelled counter with undershelves and mahogany top
Panelled screen partition
5 ft 1 inch approximately of deal fixed seating
3 Leaded and glazed window blinds
V. E. “Jeunesse” stove
9” Ventaxia exhaust fan
Four pull “Dalex” beer engine, and beer pipes complete
“Ascot” H. W. Heater
Washup drainer

24” x 18” x 10” W. & W. Sink, brackets and fittings complete
Painted & glazed dresser complete with shelves and doors

Men’s lavatory.

Set of W. G. Urinal slabs, channels, cistern and flushpipe
High level W. C. suite complete

Cellar heater as fitted

The whole of the electrical and gas installation as fitted
Spring doors as fitted

Census 1841.

John Brinkworth 20, victualler, born in county
Harriet Brinkworth 45, born in county
Jane Mandley 25, servant, not born in county

Census 1851.
House uninhabited at time of census

Census 1861.

Thomas Short 51, head married, victualler, Timsbury Somerset
Elizabeth Short 35, wife married, Bath Somerset
Mary Ann Short 17, daughter unmarried, Bath Somerset
Charlotte Hanks 14, general servant, Lullington Somerset
Sarah A. Featherly 17, servant unmarried, general servant, Bath Somerset

Census 1871.

Henry James 32, head married, licensed victualler, Bath Somerset
Mary Ann James 33, wife married, licensed victualler’s wife, Ash Priors Somerset

Census 1881.

Diana Chorley 49, head widow, licensed victualler, Somerset Yeovil
Emily L. Chorley 20, daughter unmarried, barmaid, Somerset Bath
Emily C. Chorley 4, daughter scholar, Somerset Bath
William Lord 41, boarder married, carpenter employing 2 men and 2 boys, Middlesex London

Census 1891.

Diana Chorley 60, head widow, licensed victualler, Somerset Yeovil
Emmalina F. Chorley 9, granddaughter, Warwickshire Birmingham
Walter F. Hooper 3, grandson, Somerset Bath
Edward H. Phillips 16, grandson single, painter, Yorkshire Morley Leeds
Elizabeth Wrencher 21, visitor single, domestic servant, Warwickshire Birmingham
Georgina C. Wrencher 2 months, visitor, Somerset Bath

Census 1901.

Emily S. Ogburn 31, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Bath
Margaret Rundle 21, cousin single, barmaid London

Census 1911.

Frederick Charles Hawes 48, servant widower, barman, Somerset Bath

Manager William Phillips was living at No.12 Philip Street at the time of the census