The following list of breweries, coaching hotels and public houses which have fallen out of existence, as such in Bath, during the last sixty or seventy years will probably prove of considerable interest at the present juncture.


Williams’s, (Quay)

Northgate, (Pinchins)

Albion, (Brooke - Symes)

Bathwick, (Gray)

Anchor, Southgate Street, (Smith)

Walcot, (Smith - Baldwin)

Morford, (Dunn - Smallbone & Ashley)

Portland, (Bettison - Bracher)

Holloway, (Hibbard)

Norfolk, (Dredge - King)

St.George’s, (Cook - Arnold)

Bath, (Pinch, Hillman & Smith)

Smallcombe, (Newman & Coleraan)

Burlington, (Edwards)


Sydney Hotel, Sydney Gardens

White Hart, Stall Street

White Lion, Market Place

Lamb, Stall Street

Greyhound, Market Place

Three Cups, Northgate Street

Angel, bottom of Wells Road

Elephant & Castle. Monmouth Place


Heart Encompassed, Cumberland Row

Times, Monmouth Street

Vicar’s Larder, Kingsmead Square

Wheel Chair, Kingsmead Square

Theatre Tavern, (North)

Black Dog, Talbot, Abbey Gate Street

Darby & Joan, 19 Guinea Lane

White Horse Cellar, Walcot

Hope & Anchor, Walcot

North Pole, Walcot

Globe, Long Acre, Walcot

World’s End, Walcot

Wiltshire House, Walcot

Queen Adelaide, Thomas Street

Crown, Market Place, (Mrs. Little)

White Lion Tap, Bridge Street

King’s Arms, Walcot Street

Hand & Shears, Walcot Street

George & Dragon, Walcot Street

Three Tuns, Stall Street

Saddler’s Arms, Stall Street

Bell, Stall Street

Spread Eagle, Southgate Street

Rose & Crown, Southgate Street

Plough, Southgate Street

Old Bath Arms, Southgate Street

Heart In Hand, Ambury

Duke Of York, Narrow Quay

Chequers, St.Michael’s Place

Victoria, Bridewell Lane

Sedan Chair, Bridewell Lane

Blacking Bottle, Bridewell Lane

French Horn, Crispin - Bell

Eagle, (Pieroni) Bath Street

Caledonian, Trim Street

Bathwick Tavern, Sydney Buildings

Rifleman’s Arms, Bathwick Street

Black Swan, Broad Street

Dolphin, Broad Street

Oddfellows’ Arms, Ainslies Buildings

Weymouth Arms, Julian Road

Bell, Julian Road

Menage Horse, Julian Road

Adam & Eve, High Street, Landsdown Road

Bell, 6 Ballance Street

Britannia, 28 Ballance Street

Tennis Court, 31 Morford Street

Dorset House, 9 Morford Street

Sun, Orange Grove

Cross Keys, Orange Grove

Abbey Hotel, Orange Street

Red Cow - Butchers’ Arms, Boatstall Lane

Grove Tavern

King’s Head, Bartlett Street

Galt’s, Mount Beacon

Kennington’s, Mount Beacon Row

Queen’s Arms - Sterling Tavern, Galloway Bridge

Duke Of Cambridge, Grove Street

Ostrich, Grove Street

Stag’s Head, Widcombe Parade

Newmarket Tavern, Newmarket Row

Unicorn, Northgate Street

Old Packhorse, Northgate Street

White Hart, James (New) Street

Lamb, Brookleaze Buildings

Printing Press, Oak Street (Erry)

Poulsford’s, 3 Burlington Place

Hawthorn Tree, Walcot Buildings

Pig & Whistle, Avon Street

Jolly Sailor, Avon Street

Smith’s Arms, Avon Street

Live & Let Live, Avon Street

Cat & Fiddle, Milk Street

Oddfellows’ Arms, 10 Albion Place

White Swan, 3 Lower Borough Walls

Bargeman’s Arms, Sydney Wharf

Hope & Anchor, 16 Corn Street

Nelson Arms, Beechen Cliff

This house is the villa on the right as you pass
through the narrow passage between walls to
come out on the terrace at the top of the cliff.

It was laid out as pleasure gardens and opened
in May 1844, by a Mr. John Skelton, and became
a favourite summer resort. Failing to obtain a
spirit license it was only open a year or two.



Many of these died of inanition; some were closed by the discretion of the licensing magistrates; others were abolished to make improvements; and perhaps a few were shut at the instigation of the teetotalers.

The information on this page was kindly provided by Derek Skelton, Derek is the Great Great Grandson of John Skelton mentioned above at the Nelson Arms, Beechen Cliff.


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