Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Grosvenor Arms Grosvenor Road

1869. Elizabeth Bowman
1870 – 72. William Gimblett
1874 – 79. Alfred E. Bragg
1881 – 83. Thomas Davey Sleeman
1885 to 1905. John Woodbury
1906 – 17. James Foley
1919 – 25. Amy Elizabeth Couch
1928 – 37. George Hale
1938. Anthony Payne
1944 – 50. Walter Woodward
1953 – 56. Reginald James Peters

A small pub at No.44 Grosvenor Road, pictured here in the 1920s. Further up the road can be seen the Ashton Gate Brewery sign of the much larger Grosvenor House. Both were destined to become Georges’ pubs, the Grosvenor House in 1932 and the Grosvenor Arms in 1956.

Census 1871.

William Gimblett 55, head married, beer retailer, Sandford Courtnay Devon
Emma Gimblett 44, wife married, Bristol

Census 1881.

Thomas Davey Sleeman 38, head married, beer house retailer, Cornwall St.Tudy
Emma Annette Sleeman 36, wife married, Devon Dartmouth

Census 1891.

John Woodberry 45, head married, beer and wine retailer, Somerset Dulverton
Mary Ann Woodberry 31, wife married, Bristol
John W. Woodberry 17, son single, printer compositor, Bristol
Herbert J. Woodberry 7, son scholar, Bristol
Beatrice Woodberry 5, daughter scholar, Bristol
Ethel Woodberry 10 months, daughter, Bristol

Census 1901.

John Woodbury 54, head married, beer and wine retailer, Somerset Dulverton
Mary Woodbury 41, wife married, Bristol
Herbert J. Woodbury 17, son single, brass finisher, Bristol
Beatrice M. Woodbury 14, daughter, Bristol
Ethel V. Woodbury 10, daughter, Bristol

Census 1911.

James Edward Foley 39, head married, beer retailer, St.Paul’s Bristol
Lavinia Foley 38, wife married, Chapmanslade Wiltshire
Violet Ransom Foley 14, daughter school, St.Paul’s Bristol
Ivy Foley 9, daughter school, St.Paul’s Bristol
Doris May Foley 5, daughter school, St.Paul’s Bristol