Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Rose Tavern Caroline Place

1851. George Wilkie
1851 – 52. George Willey
1853 – 65. Abel Stinchcombe
1867 – 71. William Tudball
1871 – 74. William Jones
1879 – 91. William Biggs
1891 – 92. Henry Summerell
1896 – 1911. Ada Gazzard
1914 – 17. William Beese
1921. Alice Mary Beese
1925. Edward Godwin
1928 – 31. Charles Marr
1934 – 53. Ivor Whitfield
1956. Ernest H. Shill

The Rose Tavern was in Worrall Road, on the corner of Sutherland Place, thought to be pictured here in the 1950s, the bunting was probably to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Rose Tavern was converted into a private dwelling place around 1958 and is still standing. This picture was kindly sent in by Richard Potter of Clifton Bristol. Ivor Whitfield’s tenancy commenced on the 11th June 1934 and the rent was £60 per annum, this was reduced to £50 on the 29th September 1937. The landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited.

A notice in the Bristol Times, Saturday May 29th 1852.
Whereas a petition of GEORGE WILLEY, at present and from the 13th day of March last past, residing at No.21, Anglesea Place, Durdham Down, in the parish of Clifton, in the city & county of Bristol, Milk Seller; previously residing at and keeping the Rose Tavern, Caroline Place, Durdham Down aforesaid, general shopkeeper, licensed to sell beer, cider, tobacco, snuff, tea, coffee, and pepper, keeping cows, and selling milk, also being servant to a lady, and renting land at Westbury, in the county of Gloucester; previously residing at No.1, Southerland Terrace, Durdham Down aforesaid, General shopkeeper; previously at Shortgrove estate, Durdham Down aforesaid, general shopkeeper, keeping cows, selling milk, and servant to a lady, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the county court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said George Willey under the provision of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said George Willey is hereby required to appear in court before the judge of the said county court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol, on the thirtieth day of June next, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Guildhall, in the said city of Bristol, for the first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statutes; and notice is hereby given that the choice of assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said George Willey, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Edward Harley esq., one of the clerks of the court, at his office, No.30 Broad Street, Bristol.

Census 1851.

George Willey 32, head married, milkman, Somerset Drayton
Betsey Willey 32, Somerset Whitestaunton
Francis Willey 3, son, Gloucestershire Clifton
Charles Willey 1, son, Gloucesrtershire Clifton

Census 1861.

Abel Stinchcombe 49, head married, beer house keeper, Gloucestershire Berkeley
Mary A. Stinchcombe 37, wife married, Somerset Drayton
Mary A. Stinchcombe 8, daughter, scholar, Gloucestershire Clifton
Florence E. Stinchcombe 5, daughter, Gloucestershire Clifton
Pamela Child 18, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol
John Griffiths 37, lodger unmarried, coachman & domestic servant, Pembrokeshire Tenby
John Boulton 31, lodger married, gardener & domestic servant, Gloucestershire Henbury
Charles W. Mar…? 29, lodger unmarried, gardener & domestic servant, Middlesex Marylebone
Benjamin Tiler 77, head married, retired carpenter, Gloucestershire Bisley
Ann Tiler 76, wife married, Dorsetshire Dorchester

Census 1871.

William Jones 29, head married, mason, Lancashire
Louisa Jones 27, wife married, Bedminster Somersetshire
Elizabeth Baker 50, unmarried, assistant in shop, Blagdon Somersetshire
Frederick Tudball 11, son, Blagdon Somersetshire

Census 1881.

William Biggs 41, head married, publican, Paulton Somerset
Sarah J. Biggs 19, niece unmarried, barmaid, Paulton Somerset
Mary Philips 16, servant unmarried, general domestic servant, Tredegar Wales

Census 1891.

Henry Summerell 48, head married, beer house keeper, Somersetshire Nailsea
Sarah Summerell 50, beer house keeper, Somersetshire Paulton
Mabel Summerell 7, scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol

Census 1901.

Frederick Gazzard 34, head married, publican, Gloucestershire Thornbury
Ada Gazzard 32, wife married, Gloucestershire Bristol
Bertram Gazzard 7, son, Burton on Trent
Mabel Summerell 17, sister in law single, Gloucestershire Bristol
Fanny Maggs 22, servant single, domestic general servant, Gloucestershire Bristol

Census 1911.

Ada Gazzard 42, head widow, license holder (beer house), Bristol
Bertram Gazzard 17, son single, clerk (insurance), Burton – on – Trent
Ewart Boulton 12, nephew school, Bristol
Sarah Bales 20, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol