Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Red Lion Redcliff Street

1752. John Beverstock
1775. Edward Phillips
1792 – 1800. Lewis Jenkins
1806. Samuel Kearsley
1816. Sarah Kearsley
1820 – 33. Robert Gardner
1837. John Palmer
1839 – 40. W. F. Morris
1841. Catherine Morris
1842 – 48. William Jutson
1851 – 56. John Young

No.7 Redcliff Street. The building was pulled down in 1864 and replaced with warehouses, this stretch of Redcliff Street is now taken up by the Robinson building. John Young and his wife Ann later moved from the Red Lion to the Angel Inn at the other end of Redcliff Street close to St.Mary Redcliffe church.

An extract from “The History of Bristol” by George Pryce, 1861.

Of ancient inns in this parish, the Red Lion, Redcliff Street, was established in 1606, and preserves remains of the old fashioned galleries which once surrounded the yard or court below, and in which doorways led into sleeping apartments for visitors. These galleries were of frequent occurence in the inns of that period.

Census 1841.

Stephen Clements 30, accountant, born in county
Catherine Morris 35, publican, not born in county
Jane Rich 25, not born in county
Catherine Morris 1, not born in county
Harriett Beacham 15, shop assistant, not born in county
Henry Towne 35, paint seller, not born in county
Matthew Wild 15, hostler, not born in county
Ann Richards 20, servant, not born in county
Margaret Webb 25, servant, not born in county

Census 1851.

John Young 44, head married, licensed victualler, Wrington
Ann Young 43, wife married, Somerset Wrington
Mary Ann Brown 30, Servant unmarried, domestic servant, Somerset Wrington
Thomas Fox 18, servant unmarried, hostler, Bristol
Maria Jones 19, Lodger unmarried, Somerset
Ann Stokes 19, Lodger unmarried, Somerset Wrington