Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Bunch Of Grapes No. 15 Old Market Street

1841 – 44. Charlotte Smith
1844 – 48. J. C. Garmston
1853 – 63. Daniel McKeiver
1868 – 69. William Richards
1871 – 72. Mary Dutton
1874 – 76. Samuel Gallop
1877 to 1881. Frederick Fuller
1881. Robert Davey (manager)
1882 – 86. John Hitchcock
1888 to 1911. Henry Burt
1911. Henry John Burt
1928. Alfred Bryan
1931. Herbert George
1935. Frank Edwards
1937 – 50. Ernest Pillinger
1953 – 56. Cecil Evans

Near the corner with Carey’s Lane just up from the Kings cinema, this was one of two pubs in Old Market named the Bunch of Grapes. This picture was taken in 1909 and the building had changed little when it was pulled down in the sixties for the new road scheme. The lease on the Bunch of Grapes was bought by James Lockley, brewer of Lewin’s Mead on 5th January 1888 and was one of 22 leases sold to the Bristol United Breweries Limited by James Lockley on 25th March 1892 for a total of £11,000.

Census 1841.

Charlotte Smith 35, publican, born in county
Susanna Huggins 65, not born in county
Eliza Hunt 30, not born in county
Mary A. Deacon 20, servant, not born in county

Census 1851.
Uninhabited at the time of census

Census 1861.

Daniel McKiever 41, head married, victualler, Ireland
Louisa McKiever 35, wife married, Gloucestershire Bristol
Louisa A. McKiever 10, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
Mary Jane McKiever 8, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
James H. McKiever 6, son scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
Margaret McKiever 4, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
Daniel McKiever 2, son, Gloucestershire Bristol
Sarah Fowler 26, servant unmarried, house servant, Gloucestershire Winterbourne

Census 1871.

Mary P. Dutton 52, head widow, victualler, Gloucestershire Wotton – Under – Edge
Margaret Dutton 21, daughter unmarried, Bristol St.Philip’s
Henry Dutton 12, grandson, Bristol St.Philip’s
Timothy Hanley 22, lodger unmarried, newspaper reporter, Bedminster

Census 1881.

Robert Davey 35, head married, manager of spirit vaults, Somerset
Emma Davey 40, wife married, Herefordshire
Emma Davey 17, niece unmarried, barmaid, Somerset North Petherton

Census 1891.

Henry Burt 27, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol Redcliff
Amelia Burt 25, wife married, Bristol St.Philip’s
Henry J. Burt 6, son scholar, Bristol St.Philip’s
Ethel A. Burt 10 months, daughter, Bristol St.Philip’s

Census 1901.

Henry Burt 37, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Amelia Burt 35, wife married, Bristol
Henry John Burt 16, son, Bristol
Ethel A. Burt 11, daughter, Bristol
Doris Burt 5, daughter, Bristol
Fred Burt 1, son, Bristol
Emma Burt, sister single, general servant – domestic, Bristol
Ethel Harman 11, visitor, Bristol

Census 1911.

Henry John Burt 25, head married, licensee, Bristol
Beatrice Burt 24, wife married, takes father’s part in the business, Bristol
Clifford Henry Burt 3, son, Bristol
Fred John Burt 1, son, Bristol
Ethel Tottle 21, servant single, domestic, Bristol

Postcard, Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

The interior of the Bunch of Grapes probably taken at the same time as the main picture in 1909. Not to be confused with the Three Horse Shoes across the road, which is now known as the Long Bar.  Barry Graham informs us that the two gents behind the bar in this picture are Henry (Harry) Burt and Henry Burt jnr. Barry’s mother in law is Henry Burt’s Granddaughter.