Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Prince Of Wales Gloucester Road

1870 – 74. John Bennett
1875 – 87. William Northam
1891 – 1896. Edward W. Pike
1899 – 1904. James Hall
1905 to 1911. Mabel Annie Hankins
1911 – 25. Alfred Hankins
1927 – 50. William Weston
1953 – 56. Kenneth George Kemp
1960. R. P. Quarry
1975. D. Marshall – Hough

Although John Bennett’s occupation is given as Dairyman in the 1871 census, local directories list him as a Beer Retailer. The Prince of Wales was enlarged in the late 1870s by extending into the house next door.

The sign on the top of the building reads:

Ashton Gate Brewery Co. Ltd Fine Beers and Ales

Census 1871.
Albert Place

John Bennett 33, head married, dairyman, Thornbury Gloucestershire
Ann Bennett 35, wife married, Horfield Gloucestershire
Ann Bennett 6, daughter scholar, Horfield Gloucestershire
Joseph Bennett 3, son scholar, Horfield Gloucestershire
Henry Bennett 6 months, son, Horfield Gloucestershire
Ann Robbins 59, lodger widow, Devon
Julia Brown 14, servant, general servant, Filton Gloucestershire

Census 1881.
3 & 5 Gloucester Road

William Northam 37, head married, beer retailer, Bristol St.James’
Susan Vowles 35, housekeeper unmarried, general servant, Somerset Street

Census 1891.

Edward W. Pike 55, head married, beer retailer, Gloucestershire Westbury on Trym
Elizabeth Pike 56, wife married, Gloucestershire Chipping Sodbury
Annie Jones 17, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol
Alice M. Francombe 10, niece, Gloucestershire Chipping Sodbury

Census 1901.

James Hall 56, head married, publican, Bristol
Mary Hall 38, wife married, Chew Stoke Somerset
Eade Hall 6, daughter, London
Violet Hall 3, daughter, Bristol
Lizzie Owen 25, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1911.

Alfred Thomas Hankins 29, head married, beer retailer, Bristol
Mabel Annie Hankins 30, wife married, beer retailer, Somerset Buckland St.Mary
Elsie May Hankins 3½, daughter, Bristol
Olive Rosalind Hankins 1½, daughter, Bristol
Louise Johns 38, servant single, general domestic servant, Somerset Pitminster
Minnie Saunders 14, servant, nurse domestic, Somerset Dundry