Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Cricketers’ Arms Greenway Bush Lane

1881 – 91. Frederick Larway
1892 – 1901. Ann Capell
1903. Mark Howell
1904. Fanny Howell
1906 – 09. Charles Curtis
1911 – 17. James Crane
1921 – 38. William James Crouch

On the corner with Greenbank Road the Cricketers’ Arms was destroyed in the blitz. The rent paid by William Crouch in 1934 was £67 per annum (£55 house, £12 adjoining cottage) this was increased to £75 on the 25th March 1938, the landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited. Prior to 1932 the Cricketers’ Arms was owned by the Ashton Gate Brewery Company.

Census 1881.

Frederick Larway 32, head married, cooper & beerhouse keeper, Taunton Somerset
Emma Larway 33, wife married, Halse Somerset
Maria Greedy 10, neice scholar, Wiveliscombe Somerset
Lambert Plowman 22, lodger, commercial clerk, Chard Somerset

Census 1891.

Frederick V. Larway 42, head married, master cooper & licensed victualler, Somerset
Elizabeth Larway 42, wife married, Somerset
Frederick Larway 17, nephew, coopers apprentice, Somerset

Census 1901.

Ann Capell 49, head widow, licensed house (beer), Devon Braunton
Fanny Baker 20, neice single, Swansea St.Thomas
Elizabeth Baker 13, neice, Swansea St.Thomas

Census 1911.

James Thomas Crane 41, head married, beer retailer, Fairfield Terrace Bedminster
Elizabeth Ann Crane 41, wife married, assisting in business, Long Ashton
Elizabeth Clara Crane 17, daughter single, cigarette packer at tobacco factory, Margaret Place Bedminster
Edith Kate Crane 14, daughter, chocolate cream maker at cocoa factory, Margaret Place Bedminster
James Thomas Crane 14, son, laying on printing at general printers, Margaret Place Bedminster
Ernest C. B. Crane 11, son school, 1 Britannia Place Bedminster