Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Mayor’s Arms Mayor’s Terrace, Clarence Road

1866 – 69. F. Hawkins
1871 to 1878. Patrick O’Brien
1879 to 1886. Francis Walker
1887 – 88. Jane Peglar
1891. Thomas Rees
1892. Annie Trott
1896. G. W. Wescott
1897 – 99. Harry Richards
1900. Carolina Bryant
1901 – 04. John G. Kenward
1906. Albert Hobbs
1909 – 11. Charles Grimsby
1917 – 35. Rupert Bullivant
1937. Charles Waters
1944 – 50. Jessie Hayward
1953. Frederick Hodge
1956. May Hodge
1960. G. E. Jones

Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

On the corner with Mayor Street, the Mayor’s Arms first became a pub around 1866 and was demolished in April 1963 to make way for high rise flats. On the 11th November 1875, Patrick O’brien took over the lease of the Mayor’s Arms from George Coombs for the sum of £512 and a yearly rent of £3.15/-. George Coombs, a brewer from Radstock , had taken the lease from a Mr. Charles Sleep on the 16th January 1871 at the yearly rent of £12.15/-. This lease on this house was first taken up by a Mr. William Derrick on the 7th September 1859 at a yearly rent of £12.15/-, the owner of the building was the Bristol City Council and the lease was for 75 years.

Census 1871.

Patrick O’Brien 30, head married, publican, Ireland Cork
Ann O’Brien 28, wife married, Ireland Cork
Patrick O,Brien 1, son, Ireland Cork
Mary Rossiter 19, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Bath

Census 1881.

Francis M. Walker 50, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Angelina Walker 49, wife married, Wiltshire Bradford
Alick Walker 20, daughter unmarried, barmaid, Bristol
Francis M. Walker 16, son scholar, Bristol
William Walker 10, son scholar, Bristol

Census 1891.

Thomas Rees 50, head married, publican, Cardiff
Louisa Rees 51, wife married, Cardiff
Fanny Shorny 32, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1901.

John G. Kenward 42, head married, Publican, Surrey Uckfield
Sarah J. Kenward 42, wife married, Yorkshire Huddersfied
George A. Kenward 12, Lancashire Birkdale
Florence Kenward 14, daughter, Lancashire Blackpool
Lillie B. Kenward 7, daughter, Lancashire Birkdale

Census 1911.

Charles Grimsby 36, head married, publican, New Cut Bristol
Caroline Grimsby 36, wife married, assisting in same, Bedminster Bristol
Caroline Grimsby 4, daughter, New Cut Bristol
Willie Grimsby 1½, son, New Cut Bristol
Minnie Champion 14, servant, nurse girl, Bedminster Bristol