Bristol’s Lost Pubs

York House Phippen Street

Bristol Museum collections

1849. John Coombs
1851 – 79. George Coombs
1881 – 82. George Kingscott
1883 to 1886. George Croom
1887. W. Maynard
1889 – 99. Thomas Vickery
1901. Elizabeth Vickery
1904 – 09. Eva M. Hare
1911 – 14. Ethel Tovey
1917 – 31. Frank Frost
1935 – 50. Ada Mary Frost
1953 – 56. Frederick George Wedlock

Originally known as the York House & Railway Tavern, the pub is pictured here shortly before its removal in the late 1950s. The graffiti on the door reads: ‘After 100 years of grand service closed RIP.’

Census 1851.

George Coombs 38, head married, beer retailer, Somerset Worle
Elizabeth Coombs 33, wife married, Somerset Yatton
David Coombs 15, son scholar, Somerset Yatton
Caroline Coombs 12, daughter scholar, Somerset Yatton
Albert Coombs 10, son scholar, Somerset Yatton

Census 1861.

George Coombs 48, head married, auctioneer, Somerset Worle
Elizabeth Coombs 44, wife married, Somerset Yatton
Caroline Coombs 23, daughter unmarried, Somerset Yatton
Albert Coombs 20, son unmarried, house agent, Somerset Yatton
Louisa Handle 19, servant unmarried, housemaid, Somerset Clevedon

Census 1871.

George Coombs 58, head married, auctioneer and victualler, Worle Somerset
Elizabeth Coombs 54, wife married, Yatton Somerset
Caroline Coombs 32, daughter unmarried, Yatton Somerset
Albert Coombs 30, son unmarried, assistant victualler, Yatton Somerset

Census 1881.

George Alfred Kingcott (sic) 43, head married, publican, Yatton Somerset
Caroline Kingcott 40, wife married, Yatton Somerset
Caroline E. Kingcott 3, daughter, Bristol
Rose Kingcott 13, niece, Yatton Somerset
Susan Thorne 30, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Thomas William Vickery 32, head married, licensed victualler, Middlesex Lambeth
Elizabeth Martha Vickery 24, wife married, Middlesex Twickenham
Thomas John Vickery 3, son, Bristol
Victor Albert Vickery 1, son, Bristol
Ethel Elizabeth Vickery 1 month, daughter, Bristol
Caroline Goodwin 18, sister in law single, barmaid, Middlesex Twickenham
Emily Croker 13, servant single, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1901.

Elizabeth Vickery 34, head widow, licensed victualler, Middlesex
Thomas Vickery 13, son, Bristol Redcliff
Victor Vickery 11, son, Bristol Redcliff
Gertrude Vickery 10, daughter, Bristol Redcliff
Leo Vickery 9, son, Bristol Redcliff
Harold Vickery 7, son, Bristol Redcliff
Ethel Goodwin 23, sister single, barmaid & domestic servant, Middlesex

Census 1911.

Samuel Tovey 32, head married, general carter, Bristol
Ethel Tovey 22, wife married, publican, South Wales Neath