Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Old Public Houses in London Colney

London Colney
Beer & Brewing
Arlene has provided an excellent picture of Thomas Wright sitting outside his pub, the Swan at London Colney, in 1904/5 to add to the already detailed history of The Swan. At the same time as adding this picture I have updated the London Colney page with a picture of the main road and a list of the many pubic houses identified in Craven's 1854 directory.  Interestingly the Bell, the Bull, the Golden Lion, the Green Dragon, the Kings Head, the White Horse (later called the Pear and Partridge) and the White Lion were still open in 1995. (Can someone bring the list up-to-date, possibly with name changes and closures, in a comment?)

1 comment:

  1. Robert Bull writes: Of the pubs listed in 1995, The Bull, The Golden Lion & The Green Dragon still trade unchanged. The Pear & Partridge reverted to being The White Horse in 2011 (hooray!). The Colney Fox (formerly The Watersplash) is missing from the above list [It didn't open until about the 1940's]. Those five are all that remain. The Kings Head closed in 2008, was subsequently demolished and replaced by flats in 2010. The White Lion was converted to flats in 2011/12. Finally, The Bell was converted to a McDonalds in the 1990s


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