Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Queen’s Head New Queen Street

1871 – 89. James Filer
1891 – 96. Francis Bacon
1897 – 1900. William John Still
1901. Mrs. F. Still
1901 – 21. Robert Avis
1925 – 35. Ernest Freebury
1936 to 1938. Elizabeth Freebury
1938 – 44. Thomas Sparkes
1949 – 50. Albert Edward Bennett
1953. Ivy Bennett

Bristol Records Office

In the 1881 census the Queen’s Head is shown to have an attached cottage in which a George Filer and family are living. The tenancy of Thomas Sparkes commenced on the 30th May 1938, the rent was £42 per annum. In 1949 Albert Bennett’s rent was also £42, the landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Ltd.

Census 1871.
Queen’s Head

James Filer 40, head married, carpenter, Somerset Chew Magna
Caroline Filer 45, wife married, Somerset Weston Zoyland
James Filer 16, son, carpenter, Somerset Bedminster
William A. Filer 6, son scholar, Somerset Bedminster
Soloman R. Filer 4, son scholar, Somerset Bedminster
Walter Filer 1, son, Somerset Bedminster
Ralph J. McMullen 13, boarder, shop boy, Somerset Bath
Edward J. Rouse 14, boarder, shop boy, Somerset Bedminster
William Rouse 12, boarder, shop boy, Somerset Bedminster
Frederick Rouse 10, boarder scholar, Somerset Bedminster
Albert Rouse 8, boarder scholar, Somerset Bedminster

Census 1881.
Queen’s Head

James Filer 50, head married, carpenter, Somerset Chew Magna
Caroline Filer 55, wife married, Somerset Weston Zoyland
William Albert Filer 17, son unmarried, carpenter, Bristol
Soloman R. Filer 14, son, confectioner, Bristol
Walter J. Filer 11, son scholar, Bristol
Albert Rouse 16, lodger unmarried, tobacconist’s labourer, Bristol
Louisa Jones 17, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Nailsea

Census 1891.
Public house Queen’s Head

Francis N. Bacon 29, head married, machinist in boot trade, Bristol
Alice Bacon 27, wife married, Bristol
Alice M. Bacon 5, daughter scholar, Bristol
Alfred E. Bacon 4, son, Bristol
Florence R. Bacon 1, daughter, Bristol
Ada Denford 15, servant, domestic, Redcliff

Census 1901.

Robert Avis 42, head married, beer retailer, Somerset Withycombe
Charlotte Avis 34, wife married, London
Frederick Black … 19, servant single, barman, Bristol

Census 1911.

Robert Avis 53, head married, licensee, Withycombe Somerset
Charlotte Avis 45, wife married, assisting in business, Middlesex London