Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Cherry Tree Rose Street

1847. J. Hillier
1848. James Poor
1851 – 54. William Poor
1863. James Poor
1868 – 79. James Egginton
1881 – 83. John Berryman
1885 – 86. Mary Small
1887 – 92. William Hawkins
1896. Hamilton Emery
1899. Henry Small
1901. Catherine Ditchett
1904. Charles Fishlock
1906 – 11. Albert Church
1913 to 1935. Hannah M. Ball
1936 to 1937. Daisy Kate Ball
1937 – 38. Sidney Price
1944 – 50. Terence Lyons
1953 – 56. Henry Withey
1960. A. J. Hall
1975. R. J. Wyatt

This area was built on what used to be the orchard of the Great Gardens next to Temple Church, there was also a pub in Rose Street named the Apple Tree. The Cherry Tree is pictured here in the late 1980s awaiting demolition.

The pub is not listed in directories between 1854 and 1862. In the 1861 census, Mary Poor, widow of William Poor, is listed at the Cherry Tree, her occupation is given as ‘formerly beer retailer’. The tenancy of Sidney Price commenced on June 21st 1937, the rent at this time was £40 per annum and the landlord was the Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited.

Census 1851.

William Poor 54, head married, beer retailer, Brewham
Mary Poor 54, Witham
E. Poor 12, daughter scholar, Witham

Census 1861.
Cherry Tree

Mary Poor 65, head widow, formerly beer retailer, Somerset Witham
Mary Poor 26, granddaughter unmarried, dress maker, Somerset Brewham
Theresa Poor 22, granddaughter unmarried, tailoress, Somerset Brewham

Census 1871.

James Egginton 51, head married, pensioner, Birmingham
Sarah Eggington 50, wife married, Plymouth
Madeline Egginton 8, daughter scholar, Worcester
Mary Ann Robbins 25, lodger unmarried, tailoress, Bristol

Census 1881.
Cherry Tree

John Berryman 40, head married, labourer, Somerset
Charlotte Berryman 40, wife married, Devon
Frederick William Berryman 11, son scholar, Bristol
Henry Berryman 9, son scholar, Bristol
Charlotte E. Berryman 4, daughter scholar, Bristol
William Berryman 2, son, Bristol
Annie Berryman 1, daughter, Bristol
Alice Church 17, servant, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

William Hawkins 40, head married, cooper’s haulier, Wiltshire Cheverell
Maria Hawkins 36, wife married, Wiltshire Cheverell
Priscilla Hawkins 12, daughter scholar, Bristol
William Hawkins 4, son scholar, Bristol
Henry Hawkins 3, son scholar, Bristol
Adelaide Hawkins 2, daughter, Bristol

Census 1901.

Catherine Ditchett 44, head widow, publican, Bristol
Bessie Brook 9, visitor, Bristol

Census 1911.

Albert Church 40, head married, beer retailer, Redcliff Bristol
Elizabeth Church 35, wife married, assisting in business, Redcliff Bristol
Lily Noble 11, niece school, Bedminster Bristol