Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Phoenix Hotel Wells Road

1871 – 81. Thomas Hale
1885. William Davis
1887. Matthew Hughes
1888 – 89. William Dawson
1891 – 96. Thomas Newman
1897. Mrs. T. Newman
1899. Mrs J. Bishop
1901. Capt. Cook
1901 – 09. Henry G. Woodman
1911. Montague Rice
1914. J. Rice
1917 – 35. Montague Rice
1937 – 38. Arthur Douglas
1944 – 50. Arthur Abbott
1953 – 60. Ernest Goodland

Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

On the corner with Bush Street, the Phoenix was lost in 1972 when a large area of Totterdown was demolished for a new road scheme which never materialised. In this picture from the early 1950s, Oxford Street can be seen at the other end of Bush Street, and the No.20 bus is on route to Clyde Road in Redland.

Census 1871.

Thomas Hale 53, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Keynsham
Mary Hale 52, wife married, Wiltshire Callan
Eliza Cooper 30, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol
Sarah Knight 15, servant unmarried, general servant, Wiltshire Callan

Census 1881.

Thomas Hale 63, head widower, licensed victualler, Somerset Keynsham
Ada A. Harris 22, boarder unmarried, housekeeper, Bedminster
Eliza Cooper 41, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Thomas Newman 46, head married, licensed victualler, Wiltshire Hullavington
Laura J. Newman 24, wife married, Gloucestershire Minsterworth
Gertrude L. Newman 4, daughter, Gloucestershire Chalford
Ethel A. Newman 2, daughter, Gloucestershire Chalford
Thomas S. Newman 4 months, son, Bristol Bedminster
Caroline Clifford 62, mother in law widow, housekeeper, Gloucestershire Minsterworth
Ada Long 20, single, barmaid, Bristol St.Nicholas

Census 1901.

Henry G. Woodman 60, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Emma Wodman 61, wife married, Bristol
William Woodman 24, son single, steam engine maker (fitter), London Paddington
Sidney J. Woodman 19, son single, apprentice to cabinet maker, Bristol

Census 1911.

Montague Rice 25, head single, licensed victualler, Surbiton Surrey
Charles Webb 24, servant single, barman, City of Gloucester