1848. James Owen 1849. Charles Hamlin 1853 - 54. Edward
Forse 1855. Joseph Lucas 1858. John Hayden 1867. Temperance Quartly 1867 to 1872. Benjamin
Flook 1872 to 1898. Sarah Flook 1898 to 1901. Albert Style 1901. Samuel W. Hollis 1904
- 17. William Shipp 1921. Samuel Collett 1925 - 50. Ernest John Tipney 1950 - 53. William
Cecil Scapens 1975. W. J. Stokes
No.134 Newfoundland Road on the corner with Clement Street, the George survived into
the late 1970,s but was lost to the new road scheme. In 1934 the rent paid by Ernest
Tipney was £70 per annum and the landlords were The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co.
Limited. William Scapens took over as tenant on the 5th June 1950, the rent was £70
but was increased to £100 on the 29th September 1953, Mr. Scapens was previously
at the Eagle Tavern, also in Newfoundland Road.
What follows is a transcription of
the schedule of fixtures and effects which was attached to William Scapens’ tenancy
agreement dated the 5th June 1950.
SMOKE ROOM. The mahogany framed seating as shaped
and fixed with two arm rests covered in American cloth - 24 ft run. The mahogany framed
seating as shaped and fixed with two arm rests covered in American cloth - 19 ft
PUBLIC BAR. Six - pull Dalex beer engine with black and chromium plated handles
and tin lined drip and piping to cellar. New steel washup bowl with chromium plated
tap and outlet pipe. Fixed seating with back and head rest covered in American cloth
- 10 ft. Ditto no head rest 3 ft Ditto no head rest 10 ft Mahogany framed seat with
back and arm rest covered in American cloth 6 ft Corner ditto Formation of lobby in
pitch pine with framed door and fanlight, fitted with Cathedral glass panels and
six brass guards. Draught screen ½ glass as fitted at end of counter.
PRIVATE BAR. The
mahogany framed seating with 5 arms, padded back and seat covered in American cloth
(worn) - 19ft run. Mahogany framed seat with 2 arms, padded back and seat covered
in American cloth - 4ft 6ins X 2ft.
BEHIND BAR. The mahogany top counter painted and
panelled with return end, shelves, and drawers, cupboard and cash drawer 21ft run. Brass
arm fitted on counter with seven brackets and two end plates curved to shape - 21ft
X 1¼ins. Mahogany framed screen as fitted on counter with 12 brilliant cut glass moveble
panels and silvered glass pilasters - 11ft. Glass partition fitted to counter. Pitch
pine cabinet of fittings to back of bar with 6 sheets of plate glass shelving 10ft
with framed mirror and single side mirror. Mahogany shelf for glasses. Shelf with bracket
over end of counter.
BATHROOM. Full sized bath with 2 water taps and outlet pipe with
mahogany frame top as fitted to bath. Washbasin with tap and outlet pipe.
as fitted. Porcelain sink with brass tap and outlet pipe.
CENSUS 1871. Benjamin Flook 41, head married, innkeeper, Bristol Sarah Flook 45, wife
married, Westbury Gloucestershire William Flook 16, son, fellmonger’s apprentice,
America State of Ohio Maria Flook 12, daughter scholar, Bristol Benjamin Flook 7, son
scholar, Bristol George Flook 6, son scholar, Bristol Sophia Flook 4, daughter scholar,
Bristol Eliza Wren 18, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Bristol
CENSUS 1881. Sarah
Flook 55, head widow, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Westbury Maria Flook 22,
daughter unmarried, bar maid inn help, Bristol City & County Benjamin Flook 17, son
unmarried, carpenter, Bristol City & County George Flook 16, son unmarried, gas fitter,
Bristol City & County Henry Snook 40, lodger widower, labourer, Bristol City & County
1891. Sarah H. Flook 66, head widow, publican, Gloucestershire Westbury William Flook
36, son single, leather dresser, Bristol Elizabeth Hart 20, servant single, general
domestic servant, Bristol William Rand 26, lodger single, corn porter, Bristol Thomas
Rodman 68, lodger widower, hatter, Gloucestershire Frampton Cottrell
CENSUS 1901. Samuel
W. Hollis 34, head married, licensed victualler, Nottingham Eliza Hollis 32, wife
married, Nottingham John B. Hollis 6, son, Nottingham Annie R. Darch 22, servant single,
CENSUS 1911. William Shipp 68, head married, licensed victualler,
Bristol Sarah Ann Shipp 66, wife married, assisting in business, Bristol Kate Alice
Shipp 29, daughter single, assisting in business, Bristol Florence Jane Shipp 25,
daughter single, dress maker, Bristol Mary Ann Hunt 32, servant single, general servant,