UK pub history and historical Street directory

The pub history sites are regularly updated by Stephen Harris and kevan, plus an 'open' group of like-minded individuals on a daily basis; and anyone is welcome to contribute. We are not a society, but a random group of people with similar interests in mapping the usage of old buildings, public houses, taverns, hotels and Inns through time. Why not join us, there is no cost in getting involved, and any contribution to pub history is welcome.

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Here is a local search of the pub history site, including the 70,000+ web pages & 10,000+ images.


(Essex Pubs) - By Ian Hunter of Tiptree, Essex

A tribute to the memory of our friend, Ian 'Pubby' Hunter, God bless him, by the Friends of Ian Hunter and the Essexpub. You are probably one too.- God bless; and is endorsed by his brother John, and father Ron. Thank you.

ENTER the Essex Pub OR London & the South of England

As Ian put so much hard work into his Essex Pubs site, we would like his achievements to remain forever. This site will always remain a tribute to Ian 'Pubby' Hunter ( - September 2003). Lets build a tribute annex to his site to make it grow the way Ian planned (this deadpubs site).

Plus a big thank you to John Mead, who tirelessly added census data to this site; and passed away Nov 13th, 2005 - It was a pleasure to know John as a friend.

Ten years on, in 2013, Ian has spawned the biggest pub history site in the UK. The pub history site now covers all of London, the home counties and more. The pub history site now has over 10,000  images, and well over 40,000 pages. In another ten years, it will cover most of the UK, and it will be a whole lot bigger! I am proud to have continued Ians work, and this site just gets bigger and better every day.

Why not pop in?

A few non pub related things:

The 1919 Romford Directory
Days of Dates, 1800 - 2050
Boyd's Marriage index for Essex
Descriptions of Essex Towns & Villages from Various Directories
Extracts from Benham's 1907 Almanack of Colchester
Other Essex things that don't fall into a specific category
Principal Seats in Essex from Various Directories

Non Essex related Pub things

In no way or form is it the intention of the owner of this site to infringe the rights of anyone who contributed data to Ian Hunter's original site. If you contributed data or photographs, and feel this site infringes your right to that data, please contact EssexPubs and the data will be immediately removed.


All transcriptions and imagery is copyright, and excepting personal usage (which is fine); it is NOT available for commercial usage or copying onto other websites without explicit permission. Many of the images, and all of the transcriptions are the work of myself and other contributors - please do not steal this work. And Last updated on: Wednesday, 24-Apr-2013 00:38:47 BST