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Kings Arms, 51 Sloane square, Chelsea SW1W 8AX

In 2022 this is now the Colbert restaurant, with a Michilin star.

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1805/Richard Potter, the Kings Arms, Sloane square, Chelsea/../../Holdens Directory

1811/Daniel Kemp, victualler, 51 Sloane square, Chelsea/../../Holdens Directory

1823-24/Sarah Mills, Kings Arms, Sloane square/../../Pigots Directory

1825/Mrs Sarah Mills/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/Sarah Mills/../../../Pigots Directory

1827/Mrs Mills/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Mrs Sarah Mills, 51 Sloane square, Chelsea/../../Pigots Directory

1839/James Betts/../../../Pigots Directory

1842/James Betts/../../../Robsons Directory

1851/Mrs Sally Betts/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Lucy Betts/Licensed Victualler, Widow/67/City of London/Census
1851/Mary Griffin/House Servant/40/Streatham, Cambridgeshire/Census

1856/Richard James/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/C A Newton/Licensed Victualler/34/Hopsley, Leicestershire/Census
1861/M A Newton/Wife/35/Somerset/Census
1861/C H Newton/Son/1/Sloane square, London/Census
1861/Emma Harris/Barmaid/16/Axbridge, Somerset/Census
1861/Eliza Sailing/House Servant/24/Channing, Essex/Census
1861/James Worker/Barman/19/Orlow, Essex/Census

1862/Charles A Newton, Kings Arms, 51 Sloane square SW/../../Post Office Directory

October 1865/Richard Webb/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/James White/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/James White/../../../Post Office Directory

February 1869/James White/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1869/John Smith Taylor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

7th May 1872/Transfer of licence from John Smith Taylor to John Vicary and Benjamin Charles Morgan

1881/Francis Warren/Licensed Victualler/37/Thorbey Le Soken, Essex/Census
1881/Susannah Blanks/Housekeeper/34/Woodham Ferris, Essex/Census
1881/Katherine Coombe/Servant, Widow/49/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Setilas Biggs/Servant/20/Welyn, Hampshire/Census
1881/John Galland/Servant/26/Sandridge, Hertford/Census

1882/Francis Warren/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Francis Warren/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Warren Francis/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Franics Warren/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Warren Francis/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Ernest Calvin/Licensed Victuallers Manager/40/Broughton, Kent/Census
1901/Alice Calvin/Wife/37/Kennington, London/Census
1901/Alice Capon/Niece/17/Walworth, London/Census
1901/Amelia Harris/Barmaid/21/Canning Town, London/Census
1901/Maud A Mann/Barmaid/26/Heathfield, Sussex/Census
1901/Thos Jeffie/Barman/25/Newcastle/Census
1901/Ada Jeffrie/Cook/22/London (W)/Census

1910/Jacob King, Kings Arms, 51 Sloane square SW/../../Post Office Directory

1915/Jacob King/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 51 Sloane Square, Chelsea
Gertrude Trusler, Manageress, Public House, Victuallers Ltd, aged 42 years 3 months, and born in London, Middlesex
William Trusler, Husband, Assistant Manager, Public House, aged 41 years 1 month, and born in London, Surrey
Herbert Lampitt, Potman, Public House, Mrs G Trusler, aged 31 years 8 months, and born in Worcestershire
Annie O'sullivan, Bar Maid, Public House, Mrs G Trusler, aged 31 years 11 months, and born in Cork, Ireland
Maud Topley, Bar Maid Waitress, Public House Mrs G Trusler, aged 37 years 9 months, and born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
Amy Gertrude Wood, Bar Maid, Public House, Mrs G Trusler, aged 42 years 8 months, and born in Worcester, Worcestershire
Ivy Constance, Bar Maid, Public House, Mrs G Trusler, aged 21 years 8 months, and born in Worcester, Worcestershire
Louisa Nelson, House Maid, Mrs G Trusler, aged 54 years 9 months, and born in Chelsea, London
Jessie Elizabeth Wallace, Cook, Widow, Mrs G Trusler, aged 56 years 6 months, and born in Leicester, Leicestershire

1934/Victuallers Ltd/../../../Kellys Directory

1944/Victuallers Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1961/Kings Arms, 51 Sloane square SW1/../../../Pub Directory

1971/Kings Arms, 50 Sloane Square, SW1/../../../Pub Directory

My father and mother Patrick A Bolger and Anne Bolger ran this pub for Courage breweries from Aug 21st 1970 until March 31st 1977 *
There were three bars in total :
The main bar was the lounge with a snack bar menu and NO televisions.
The smaller bar was renamed George Bernard Shaw bar.
Downstairs my father opened the first wine bar in London on 1973 ( I think), and there was a piano which had replaced the old juke box that had been in situ before that. *

1981/Kings Arms, 50 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX/../../../Pub Directory

* Provided By David Bolger

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