Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Red Lion Kingsmead Street

1822. John Bond
1830. John Arthur
1839. Richard Hobley
1844. Richard Hawkes
1851 – 56. George Lovell
1861 – 64. George Cottle
1871 – 76. Eliza Cottle
1881 – 84. James Fry
1889. James Phillips
1890. Frederick Phillips
1891. Mary Ann Phillips
1894. Frederick Phillips
1895 – 1900. James Phillips
1901 – 12. William E. Osborne
1914 – 16. Joseph Reynolds
1919. Rowland Edwards
1923. William Fell
1931. Herbert Wedlock
1935. Luther Ashman
1937. Duncan Kennedy

No. 27 Kingsmead Street on the corner with Cross Lane, pictured here in its Rogers Brewery livery (pre 1935) the Red Lion was damaged in the bombings of April 1942 and was subsequently demolished. The site is now occupied by Rosewell Court flats.

Postcard, Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

Census 1851.

George Lovell 35, head married, licensed victualler, Wells Somerset
Elizabeth Lovell 40, married, Wells Somerset
James Lovell 12, son scholar, Bristol
Ann Lovell 8, daughter scholar, Bath
Joseph Toomer 73, grandfather widower, retired victualler, Mere Somerset
George Pike 16, nephew scholar, Ilchester
George Francis 20, servant unmarried, house servant, Bath
Ann Angell 43, servant married, house servant, Bath

Census 1861.

George Cottle 41, head married, publican victualler, Gloucester Barton End
Eliza Cottle 43, married, Somerset Weston
Frederick Chapple 25, lodger unmarried, carpenter, Somerset Bath
Sarah Nash 26, servant unmarried, general servant, Somerset Limpley Stoke

Census 1871.

Eliza Cottle 32, widow, innkeeper, Somerset Weston
Emily Perry 36, sister unmarried, assistant, Somerset Weston
Jane Dury 23, servant unmarried, general servant, Somerset Paulton

Census 1881.

James Fry 40, head married, publican, Gloucestershire Gloucester
Alice Fry 38, wife married, Gloucestershire Eastington
Herbert G. Fry 8, son scholar, Somerset Bath
Maude H. Fry 6, daughter scholar, Somerset Bath
Sidney J. Fry 3, son scholar, Somerset Bath
Lillian M. Fry 2, daughter, Somerset Bath
Caroline Colston 28, sister in law, milliner, Somerset Bath
Rachel Trevron 26, servant unmarried, nurse, Cornwall
Mary A. Nash 45, servant unmarried, general servant, Somerset Market Laverton

Census 1891.

Mary Ann Phillips 58, wife married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Thomas Phillips 39, son single, plumber, Bath Somerset

Census 1901.

William E. Osborne 44, head married, publican, Somerset Bath
Sarah Osborne 25, wife married, Melksham Wiltshire
Henrietta Trueman 21, sister single, Melksham Wiltshire