Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Myrtle Hall Tavern Redcliff Hill

1869 – 94. Samuel Robert Long
1897 – 1906. Charles Gardiner
1909. William Palmer

Previously a butcher’s shop. No longer licensed by the First World War, the building was demolished in 1969 when Redcliff Hill was turned into a dual carriageway.

An article in the Bristol Echo, Tuesday, April 21 1903
Bristol’s black list, 13 women and 3 men.

To-day at the Bristol Police Court, Maud Butler, alias Howell, 28, was summoned that she, being on the black list, did obtain intoxicating liquor at Myrtle Hall, Redcliff. Mr A. W. Tayler (Messrs Wansbrough & Co.), who prosecuted, stated that on Good Friday a well dressed man entered Myrtle Hall and in addition to ordering a drink for himself ordered a glass of port. The defendent subsequently entered the inn and drank the port. Someone remarked to the landlord that she was on the black list, and the police were informed. In reply to the magistrates’ clerk (Mr Holmes Gore), the landlord of the Myrtle Hall, Charles Gardiner, stated that if photographs of those on the black list were supplied they would be of great assistance. There were some sixteen on the list, and only three were men. The defendent was sent to prison for 14 days for another offence and for obtaining intoxicating liquor she was fined 10/- or 14 days.

Census 1871.

Samuel Robert Long 30, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Eliza Ann Long 27, wife married, Bristol
Joseph Robert Long 4, son scholar, Bristol
Annie Eliza Long 3, daughter scholar, Bristol
Florence Mary Long 11 months, daughter, Bristol
Emma Pope 19, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Wraxall
Fanny Roberts 15, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Wraxall

Census 1881.

Samuel R. Long 40, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Eliza A. Long 37, wife married, Bristol
J. R. Long 14, son scholar, Bristol
Annie E. Long 13, daughter scholar, Bristol
Florence M. Long 10, daughter scholar, Bristol
Lillian Long 8, daughter scholar, Bristol
Arthur G. Long 6, son scholar, Bristol
Alice Wescott 18, servant single, Bristol
Ada L. Chires 16, servant single, nurse, Bristol

Census 1891.

Samuel R. Long 50, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Eliza Long 47, wife married, Bristol
Joseph R. Long 24, son single, cashier, Bristol
Ann Eliza Long 23, daughter single, Bristol
Florence M. Long 20, daughter single, assistant in showroom, Bristol
Lillian Long 18, daughter single, assistant in showroom, Bristol
Arthur P. G. Long 16, son single, clerk, Bristol
Elizabeth G. Lawson 16, niece single, Bristol

Census 1901.

Charles Gardiner 35, head married, wine and spirit merchant, Wiltshire
Alice Gardiner 39, wife married, Blagdon Somerset
Marie Gardiner 9, daughter, Bristol Gloucestershre
Harry A. Gardiner 5, son, Bristol Somerset
Elizabeth Spurlock 79, mother in law, retired school mistress, Blagdon Somerset
Florence L. Filer 24, servant single, domestic servant, Blagdon Somerset