Lamb & Flag, 33 Rose street, Covent Garden WC2E

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Existed from at least 1832. At 33 Rose Street in 1851, 1861 and by 1934; this is a Fullers pub in 2017.
The thoroughfare, dirty and circuitous, known as Rose Street — the scene of the "Rose Alley Ambuscade," in which Dryden was so barbarously assaulted by the hirelings of the Earl of Rochester — was not demolished, as Timbs in his "Walks and Talks about London" implies, for it exists to this day, and its winding course may still be followed by taking the first "entry" on the right, from the north-west comer of King Street. The new Garrick Street, in fact, began at the top of Rose Street, only a small portion of the latter having been requisitioned for the beginning of the new street. Not a vestige, of course, remains of the old houses in Rose Street, but there is a quaint little old tavern at No. 33 with the sign of the "Lamb and Flag," which Mr. Laurence Hutton erroneously describes as having been built about 1880.
This cannot possibly be the case, for the western elevation, up a curious old court, Lazenby Court, leading into Long Acre, is all timber-built in the oldest manner, and this timber wall is part of the "Lamb and Flag" public-house. What connection there could have been between the armorial bearings of the Middle Temple (the " Lamb and Flag ") and this part is open to speculation, but possibly the sign was set up by some former servant of the Templars. At the time when Rose Street had no flagged pavement, and hackney-coaches could be driven close to the very door of their destination, Saunders Welsh, the magistrate, once captured a rogue in Rose Street in a singular manner. He had good information that a most notorious offender, who had for some time annoyed Londoners in their walks through the green lanes to Mary-le-bone, and who had eluded the chase of several of his men, was in a first floor of a house in Rose Street.
After hiring the tallest hackney-coach he could select, he mounted the box with the coachman, and when he was close against the house he ascended the roof of the coach, threw up the sash of a first-floor window, entered the room, and actually dragged the fellow from his bed out at the window by his hair, naked as he was, upon the top of the coach, and so carried him off.

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address

1832/Mary Hembrow/../../../Robsons Directory

1836/Edward Honeyball, Lamb & Flag, 11 Rose street/../../Pigots Directory

1843/John Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1846/John Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/John Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Mary Smith/Publicans Wife/40/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1851/Alice Smith/Daughter/6/St Pauls, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emily Smith/Daughter/3/St Pauls, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Wood/Cook/28/Somers Town, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Quenton/Barman/16/Winson, Suffolk/Census
1851/Thomas Quenton/Waiter/30/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1851/Clara Pass/Nursemaid/15/Islington, Middlesex/Census

1856/Thomas Raper/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Maryan Woods/Licensed Victualler, Widow/42/Stock, Essex/Census
1861/William Woods/Son/15/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Knowles/Potman/20/London/Census
1861/Sarah Frost/House Servant/24/Bishop Stortford/Census

March 1864/Emma Bowden/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1864/James Markham/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1867/Edward Shepperson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1867/William George Cossey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1867/William George Cossey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1867/Charles Gammage/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/Charles Gammage/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Ann Goode/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Great Chesterford, Essex/Census
1871/Caroline C Bidele/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Highgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas W Bidele/Son in Law, Barman/23/Camden Town, Middlesex/Census
1871/Benjamin Church/Potman/32/St Ebbs, Oxon/Census
1871/Patrick Daly/Lodger, Carpenter lab/34/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

[There is no obvious Public House entry at this address in the 1861 & 1881 census]

1874/W Nutting/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1882/Caleb Cullen/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Joseph W Hillier/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Charles Frederick Browne/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Harry Randall Newman/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Mrs Lily Madeline Wrigglesworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/L M Wrigglesworth/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at Lamb & Flag, 32 Rose Street, St Paul Covent Garden are
Annie Lavsse Beaton, Mother, Licensee Of Public House Wine & Spirit, aged 43 years 5 months, and born in Vauxhall, London, Employer
Edwin Courtney Beaton, Son, Domestic Bazaar Owner, aged 18 years 4 months, and born in Missenden, Buckinghamshire, Employer
Frederick Cyril Beaton, Son, aged 13 years 9 months, and born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Gwendoline Louise Beaton, Daughter, Mothers Help, Mrs Beaton Public House, aged 15 years 5 months, and born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Charlotte Louise Loe, Barmaid, Mrs Beaton Public House, Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden, aged 45 years 4 months, and born in Redhill, Surrey
Ruth Mercy Todman, Barmaid, Mrs Beaton Public House, Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden, aged 29 years 1 month, and born in Rainham, Kent
Minnie Elizabeth Letts, Cook, Mrs Beaton Public House, Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden, aged 42 years 4 months, and born in Bilston, Staffordshire

1934/William Alex B Thompson/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Irving Koss/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Albert Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory

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