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Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green E1

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Existed from at least 1805. Addresses formerly 68 and 83 Brick Lane; In 1856 & 1869 at 83 Brick Lane; At 154 Brick Lane by 1891 due to road renumbering

Now known as the Old Two Brewers **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, East London.

Two Brewers, Brick lane

Two Brewers, Brick lane

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Two Brewers, Brick lane in 1985

Two Brewers, Brick lane in 1985

Kindly provided by Dudley Diaper

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Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane E1 - in August 2006

Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane E1 - in August 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane E1 - in  June 2018

Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane E1 - in  June 2018

Residents at this address.

1805/J Rayment, the Two Brewers, Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1808/William Turvey, the Two Brewers, Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

[The listings for Brick lane east side through time, show that Buxton street was previously called Spicer street.]
1811/J Rayment, Two Brewers, Spicer street, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1818/William Craft married Rebecca Rayment on the 14th September at St Dunstans and All Saints; although the banns of marriage are the 25th March 1820!

1825/Mr Rayment, the Two Brewers, Brick lane, Bethnal green/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1825/Jemima is baptised in September to William and Rebecca Craft at St Mary and St Stephen Spitalfields; William Craft is a carpenter living in Brick lane

1827/Rebecca is baptised in October (born 28th September, 1827) to William and Rebecca Craft at St Matthew, Bethnal green; William Craft is a Victualler living in Brick lane

1832/William Craft/../../../Robson’s Directory *+

1833-34/William Craft/../../../Pigot’s Directory *+

1839/William Craft/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/William Craft/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Rebecca Craft/Victualler/40/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Craft/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Craft/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jemima Craft/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Rebecca Craft/../14/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Collins/Female Servant/20/Ireland/Census

1842/Rebecca Craft/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1846/Mrs Rebecca Craft/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Mrs Rebecca Craft/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Rebecca Craft/Victualler, Widow/52/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret Higgs/Barmaid/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Collins/General Servant/17/../Census

Rebecca Craft is at the Feathers, Dockside by the 1861 census

July 1851/Rebecca Craft/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1851/William Lynch/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1852/William Lynch/../../../Watkins Directory **

January 1853/Elizabeth Lynch/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1853/John Charles Kay/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1854/John Charles Kay/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

October 1854/John Norris/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

November 1855/George Allam/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

November 1855/John Charles Kay/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1855/John Charles Kay/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/John Charles Kay/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1858/Frederick Allen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1858/Richard Arno/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

This pub was re-built in its current form in 1860. **

July 1864/Samuel Arno/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1864/Ebenezeer Ferry/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1866/Ebenezeer Ferry/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/Ebenezer Ferry/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/Ebenezer Ferry/../../../P.O. Directory **

March 1870/Ebenezer Ferry/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer

March 1870/Charles Albert North/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer

1872/G A North/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1873/Charles Albert North/../../../P.O. Directory **

May 1873/Charles Albert North/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1873/James North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1875/James North/../../../P.O. Directory **

1877/James North/../../../P.O. Directory **

October 1877/James North/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1877/John William Galton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1878/John William Galton/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1878/William Rider/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1882/William Rider/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/William Rider/../../../P.O. Directory **

William Rider was still the landlord here in 1888. **

1891/Richard Brandon Tredwen/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Richard Tredwen/Licensed Victualler/45/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Ellen E Tredwen/Wife/42/Poplar, London/Census
1891/George J Tredwen/Son, Brass Finisher/15/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Sydney H Tredwen/Son/4/Poplar, London/Census
1891/John E Spiney/Barman/19/Poplar, London/Census

1895/Richard Brandon Tredwen/../../../Post Office Directory

I can confirm that this was Harry Challacombe Osman, who in 1891 are at the Earl of Warwick Golborne Road, Kensington. ***

1899/Harry Challicombe Osman/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Harry Osman/Publican/56/Plymoputh, Devonshore/Census ***
1901/Harry Osman/Son, Manager/20/Silvertown, Essex/Census
1901/Herbert Osman/Son, carpenter/17/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Marjorie Osman/Daughter/15/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Annie Bowers/General Servant/24/Cambridgeshire/Census

1910/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frank A Jennings/Licensed Victualler/48/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1911/Caroline Jennings/Wife/51/Finsbury/Census
1911/Charles E Jennings/Son, Barman/19/Stepney/Census
1911/Caroline A Jennings/Daughter/15/Stepney/Census

1912/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../P.O. Directory **

1915/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

The 1921 census at 154 Brick lane, the Two Brewers are
Frank Albert Jennings, Licensed Victualler, aged 58 years 10 months and born in Suffolk
Caroline Ada Jennings, Wife, aged 60 years 4 months and born in Clerkenwell, London
Charles Edward Jennings, Son, Manager, aged 29 years 2 months and born in Shadwell, London

1927/Charles Edward Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1932/Edward Sharp/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/Edward Sharp/../../../Kelly's

1938/Henry Terris/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Henry Terris/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Hettie L V Briggs/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1970's the pub was run by William (Bill) Marshall and his Mother. Advertising had them listed as Bill and Mum. Unfortunately I can’t provide exact dates even though Bill is my Uncle and Mum my Gran. *

It closed at some time by 1991, and the premises are now in use as a coffee shop. **

1988/A R Austin/Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane/../../Truman Directory

1990/A R Austin/Old Two Brewers, 154 Brick Lane/../../Truman Directory

* Provided By Lois Marshall

*+ Provided By Nickie Johnson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Bob Brindle

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