Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Portland Wine Vaults Portland Street

1848 – 61. John Drewett
1863. Charles Carpenter
1871 – 78. James Price
1879. Russell Granby
1881 – 94. James Perry
1897. William Mudge
1900. Granby Russell Wine Merchant
(Mrs. Baker manageress)
1901. Gertrude Milsom (manageress)
1904. F. A. Williams
1906 – 28. Kate Suffield
1931. Charles Portch
1934 – 56. William Henry Bowen

Listed under Wine & Spirit Merchants until 1937 when it first appears in the list of public houses as the Portland Vaults; however, it is recorded as a public house in the 1891 census

Census 1851.
Lower Portland Place

John Drewett 43, head married, wine merchant, Wiltshire Chitterne
Jane Drewett 41, wife married, Somerset Wellington
Mary Underwood 28, servant unmarried, house servant, Bristol

Census 1861.
Lower Portland Place

John Drewett 53, head married, wine merchant, Wiltshire Chitterne
Jane Drewett 52, wife married, Somerset Wellington
Eunice Voisey 38, servant unmarried, house servant, Gloucestershire Stanley

Census 1871.
Lower Portland Place

John Price 52, head married, wine merchant, Longtown Herefordshire
Elizabeth Price 48, wife married, Rockfield Monmouthshire
James Henry Price 23, son unmarried, wine merchant, Longtown Herefordshire
Thomas Gwillan Price 21, son unmarried, grocer’s book keeper Longtown Herefordshire
John Prosser Price 19, son unmarried, brewer’s clerk, Longtown Herefordshire
Anne Price 29, servant unmarried, general domestic servant, Longtown Herefordshire
Emma Price 14, servant, general domestic servant, Longtown Herefordshire

Census 1881.
Spirit Vaults Portland Street

James Perry 50, head married, wine & spirit merchant, Berkshire Speen
Anne Perry 36, wife married, Devon Bideford
Maryan Hazell 19, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Pill

Census 1891.
Public House Portland Street

James Perry 60, head married, licensed victualler, Berkshire Newbury
Anne Perry 45, wife married, assistant to victualler, Devonshire Barnstable
Beatrice White 11, niece, Somersetshire Axminster
Lucy J. Howe 16, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol Clifton

Census 1901.
Tavern Portland Street

Charles J. Milsom 31, head married, carriage dealer, Cardiff
Gertrude L. Milsom 34, wife married, hotel manageress, Gloucestershire Clifton
Frederick J. Milsom 4, son, Cardiff

Census 1911.
Portland Street

John Suffield junior 20, son single, electrical engineer, King’s Heath Worcestershire

No.3 Rodney Cottages
John Suffield 52, head married, Wine & Spirit Merchant’s manager, Birmingham parish of St.Martin’s
Kate Suffield 53, wife married, Saltford Somersetshire
Gertrude Ellen Organ 20, servant single, general domestic servant, North Nibley Gloucestershire
At the time of the census John and Kate Suffield were living around the corner at No.3 Rodney Cottages