Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Theatre Tavern King Street

1865 – 75. John Rowden
1876 to 1877. Mary Rowden
1878. Robert Rowden
1879 to 1887. Benjamin Warren
1888 to 1895. Paul Herman Eugene Kautz
1896 to 1899. Margaret Kautz
1900. Margaret Lynch
1901. John Tutton

Next door to the Garrick’s Head, pictured during a spell when both buildings were being used as public houses. The gable to the right was the entrance to the Theatre Royal which was rebuilt in 1903, the two old pub buildings were demolished shortly afterwards. Margaret Leach was a granddaughter of Elkanah Wookey, one time proprietor of the King’s Head, Back Street. Her second husband was Paul Herman Eugene Kautz, a German seaman. They had the White Horse, Queen St (Christmas Steps), in 1887, and moved to the Theatre Tavern in 1888. Paul died and in 1896 Margaret became the landlord. She married for a third time to David Lynch, a self-employed boatman, and we see her as landlord under her new name in 1900. This information was kindly provided by Peter Robinson.

Census 1871.

John Rowden 39, head married, publican, Bristol
Mary Rowden 36, wife married, Bristol
Louisa Rowden 16, daughter, sempstress, Bristol
Robert Rowden 14, son scholar, Bristol
Mary Ann Rowden 12, daughter scholar, Bristol
Harry Rowden 7, son scholar, Bristol
William Rowden 2, son scholar, Bristol
Sarah Ann Hall 19, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol
Ann Mitford 23, visitor unmarried, occupation none, Devon Thorverton
William Mormon 35, lodger unmarried, seaman, Port Isaac Padstow Cornwall
George Martin 22, lodger unmarried, seaman, Plymouth

Census 1881.

Benjamin R. Warren 28, head married, beer house keeper, Bristol
Martha Warren 26, wife married, Bristol
Lydia Warren 4, daughter scholar, Bristol
Benjamin Warren 2, son scholar, Bristol
Martha Warren 6 months, daughter, Bristol
Bessie Andrews 15, servant, domestic servant, Bristol
James Peters 28, lodger unmarried, horse dealer, Bristol
Charles Ferris 23, lodger unmarried, shoemaker, Bristol

Census 1891.

Paul H. Kautz 41, head married, beer retailer, Stolp Germany
Margaret Kautz 44, wife married, Bristol
Frederick John Kautz 3, son scholar, Bristol
Ernest Herman Kautz 2, son, Bristol
Maria Frances Esling 17, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol (deaf)