Yes, the title tells you the story. I was taking another look through what is now available through the Ancestry library, and discovered there was a listing in 1829 in the Robsons directory for licensed victuallers.
This is basically the public houses of the time, there is also an additional listing of hotels, inns and taverns – just to be clear.
Anyway, this is a particularly useful listing. It is earlier than most I have listed, even by just a few years. It does not give a great amount of detail, but linked to all of the other records I list, it continues to build a picture of an early public house, and its occupants, and is also amazingly useful for tracing some of the early addresses in London.
I have not yet added any of this to the pubs history site, but there will be the first few entries tonight, as I have been building this over the last few days.
Watch the London pub history index page.