Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Station Hotel High Street

May Pole
1862. James Fussell
1870. Joseph Rogers
1870 to 1871. J. M. Woolcock
1871 to 1886. Ann England
1887 to 1892. Thomas Taylor

Station Hotel
1893 – 96. Thomas Taylor
1900 – 01. Cecil Bright
1901 – 09. Charles Hardwell
1922 – 26. George Young
1927 to 1946. Robert Higgs
1947 to 1956. Ernest Silverthorn
1956 to 1980. Jack & Sylvia Silverthorn

As they couldn’t provide accommodation at the Station Hotel, new legislation in 1976 forced Jack & Sylvia Silverthorn to change the name of the pub, the name they chose was the Station Master.
Information on the Station Hotel was kindly provided by Sylvia Silverthorn.

Census 1871.

Ann England 50, head widow, inn keeper, Gloucestershire Westerleigh
Charles England 32, son unmarried, school teacher unemployed, Gloucestershire Westerleigh
Clara Ann Highman 14, niece scholar, Westerleigh Gloucestershire
Isaac Highman 86, father widower, sawyer, Westerleigh Gloucestershire

Census 1881.

Ann England 60, head widow, inn keeper, Westerleigh Gloucestershire
Charles England 42, son unmarried, assistant to inn keeper, Westerleigh Gloucestershire

Census 1891.

Thomas Taylor 42, head married, harness maker & publican, Somerset Bath
Mary Taylor 34, wife married, Gloucestershire Coalpit Heath
George F. Taylor 10, son scholar, Gloucestershire Warmley Siston
Eleanor Taylor 8, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Warmley Siston
Albert M. Taylor 6, son scholar, Gloucestershire Warmley Siston
Nathaniel A. Taylor 2, son, Gloucestershire Warmley Siston
Elizabeth Hall 18, servant single, domestic servant, Gloucestershire Marshfield

Census 1901.

Cecil S. Bright 32, head married, beer traveller & licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Pucklechurch
Alice J. Bright 29, wife married, Gloucestershire Stroud
Stephany Bright 4 months, daughter, Gloucestershire Warmley
Edward C. Gowen 22, servant single, barman, London