Bear, Noak Hill, Romford

Also known as the Brown Bear; This pub is of late-17th century origin - now much enlarged. It was originally called the Goat and renamed the Bear in 1715. **

The Bear was well known in the 1960's  with it's own 'REAL' Bear kept in a small cage in the Beer Garden, plus many other smaller animals and birds, e.g. pheasants.

Bear, Noak Hill

Circa 1900

 Provided by Alice Cole

Bear, Noak Hill, Romford - in 1936  

Bear, Noak Hill, Romford - in 1936 

Bear, Noak Hill, Romford - in 1963

Bear, Noak Hill, Romford -in 1963


Bear, Noak Hill Road, Noak Hill, Essex - in July 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Bear, Noak Hill Road, Romford RM3 - in 2019

Bear, Noak Hill Road, Romford RM3 - in 2019

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1855/J Howell/../../../Post Office

1861/George Howard/Publican/32/Runwell, Essex/Census
1861/Hanah Howard/Mother, Housekeeper/62/Chipping HIll, Essex/Census
1861/Nathan Stevens/Lodger/30/Langham, Essex/Census
1861/John Gowns/Lodger/69/Leaden Roding, Essex/Census
1861/Charles Abery/Lodger. Agr Labourer/66/Fyfield, Essex/Census
1861/William Fay?/Lodger, Carpenter/50/Fyfield, Essex/Census

1863/John Howard/../../../White's

1871/Benjamin Bloomfield/Publican/51/Romford, Essex/Census*
1871/Eliza Bloomingfield/Wife/54/Romford, Essex/Census*
1871/Eliza Bloomingfield/Daughter/25/Romford, Essex/Census*
1871/Ann Bloomingfield/Daughter/23/Romford, Essex/Census*
1871/Alice J. Bloomingfield/Daughter/18/Romford, Essex/Census*
1871/Francis Farrow/54/Servant/Havering, Essex/Census*

30/08/1872/Benjamin Bloomfield/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1874/Benjamin Bloomfield/Farmer/../../Kelly's

13/08/1874/William Roach/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1878/William Roach/Farmer/../../Kelly's

1881/William Roach/Publican/32/South Weald, Essex/Census
1881/Patience Roach/Wife/29/Haroldswood, Essex/Census
1881/Leonard Roach/Son/6/Haroldswood, Essex/Census
1881/Sidney W. Roach/Son/4/Haroldswood, Essex/Census
1881/Fanny A. Roach/Daughter/2/Haroldswood, Essex/Census
1881/Eleanor M. Roach/Daughter/4m/Haroldswood, Essex/Census
1881/Edith E. Sams/Domestic Maid/14/Noak Hill, Essex/Census

1882/William Roach/Farmer/../../Kelly's

1886/William Roach/Surveyor of Highways for Harold Wood ward/../../Kelly's

1890/William Roach/Surveyor of Highways for Harold Wood ward/../../Kelly's

1891/William Roach/Licensed Victualler & Farmer/42/Noak Hill, Essex/Census*
1891/Patience Roach/Wife/39/Noak Hill, Essex/Census*
1891/Fanny A. Roach/Daughter/12/Noak Hill, Essex/Census*
1891/Charles B. Roach/Son/8/Noak Hill, Essex/Census*
1891/Annie M. Lawrence/General Domestic Servant/14/Collier Row, Essex/Census*

1894/William Roach/../../../Kelly's

1898/William Roach/../../../Kelly's

1895/William Roach/../../../Kelly's Directory **

1899/William Roach/../../../Kelly's

1902/William Roach/../../../Kelly's

28/05/1903/Patience Roach/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1906/Mrs. Patience Roach/../../../Kelly's

1908/Mrs. Patience Roach/../../../Kelly's

1910/Mrs. Patience Roach/../../../Kelly's

1911/James Bourne/Publican/66/Frindsbury, Kent/Census **
1911/Maria Bourne/Wife, Assistant in Business/59/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1911/George Gibbs/Son-in-Law, Assistant in Business/33/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1911/Edith Gibbs/Daughter/33/Strood, Kent/Census
1911/Frances Edwards/Daughter/27/Strood, Kent/Census
1911/William Gibbs/Grandson/9/Strood, Kent/Census
1911/Walter Vaughan/Grandson/6/Colchester, Essex/Census
1911/Edward Edwards/Grandson/2/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1911/Jennie Willmot/Domestic General Servant/26/Cranbrook, Kent/Census

1912/James Bourne/../../../Kelly's

1914/Heinrich Sheerer/../../../Kelly's

1917/James Bloomfield/../../../Kelly's

1922/James Bloomfield/../../../Kelly's

1925/James Sydney Bloomfield/../../../Kelly's

1929/James Sydney Bloomfield/../../../Kelly's

1929 - 1931/Aves/../../../Freehold

1932 - 1949/Aves & Son/../../../Freehold

1933/Alfred Burton Aves/../../../Kelly's

1937/Alfred Burton Aves/../../../Kelly's

A copper plate with the inscription R Gipson

A copper plate with the inscription R Gipson

Kindly provided by John King

1950 - 1962/R C Gipson/../../../Freehold

1952/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 2410]

1954/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 2410]

1957/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 2410]

1960/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 42410]

1962/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 42410]

1964/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 42410]

1967/R C Gipson/../../../B T Telephone Directories [Ingrbourn 42410]

* Provided by CG

** Provided by Ewan

Provided by Kevan

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