Inns & Brewing

Bishops Stortford

bishops-stortford-berlyn white-horse   The White Horse
North Street
Bishop's Stortford

from Bishops Stortford and its Story

North Street
drawn by G Healey in 1909
[No publisher information]

George Hotel
Half Moon
Black Lion

Bishop's Stortford
Boar's Head & High Street

Photochrom 43047



Beer Retailers

Benton James, New town

Boyten John, Hadham road

Cannon William, Hockerill road

Christy James, Rye street

Clark John, Dunmow road

Cook James, Rye street

Cutmore George, South mill

Doughty John, Church street

Earl James, Apton field

Eden John, Bridge street

Francis Henry Carver, Hockerill

Giffin Benjamin, South street

Giffin Samuel, Hockerill road

Hamilton John, Hadham road

Hutley William, Rye street

Miller WilIiam, Church street

Myson Robert, Dunmow road

Myson William, Dells lane

Newman William, South street

Newton James, London road

Perry Ann, Dells lane

Perry Charles, Black Lion yard

Phillips John, South street

Phipp Thomas, South street

Sheldrake George, Dunmow road

Spencer John, Dells lane

Stephens George, Hockerill

Streeter William, Hockerill

Sumner James, South street

Tyler John, Apton field

Whitby Joseph, South mill

Wyman Edward, Rye street


Giffin Benjamin, South street

Hawkes and Co., Water lane

Miller Benjamin, Potter street

Newman William, South street

Phipp Thomas, South street

Tyrrell Thomas, Water lane

Wyman Edward, Rye street


Eating House

Sanders Simeon, Bridge Street

Hotels, Inns, and Taverns

Bell, Wells William, Market place

Black Lion, Thurgood John, Bridge street

Blue Anchor, Thurgood Matthew, South street

Boar's Head, C1arke Thomas, Wind-hill

Castle, Salmon William, New town

Chequers, (commercial), Glasscock David, North street

Cherry Tree, Oakden Robert, South street

Coach & Horses, Moore Sarah, Hockerill

Cock, Goodwin Eliza, Hockerill

Crown, (posting house), Rider George, Hockerill

Curriers' Arms, Clark John, Market place

Dog and Pot, Carter John, Market place

George, (family hotel and posting bouse), North street

Half Moon, Parish Henry, North street

Plume of Feathers, Lee Mary Ann, Market place

Railway Inn, (posting house), Hockerill

Red Lion, Field James, Hockerill

Reindeer, Woolston Jobn, Potter street

Star, Phipp William, Bridge street

White Horse, Parisb Henry, North street

White Swan, Ansell James, South street


Bernard John, Hockerill

Bird James, Hockerill road

Cornwall Jobn Carter, Dunmow road

Fairman Johbn Dobede, Bridge street

Hawks and Co., Water lane

Jennings Reginald, South Street

Miller, Joshua & Son, Railway station & South street

Speller Charles, Hockerill

Taylor Joseph, jun., Hockerill

Taylor Joseph and William, South street

Wine and Spirit Merchants

Hawkes and Co., Water lane

Miller Thomas Nottidge, North street

Sanders James, (British wines), North street


From Craven's Directory, 1854




The Great Fire at the Anchor Maltings, Bishop Stortford, Dec 2nd 1907





Watford Engraving Co





After the Great Fire at the Anchor Maltings, Bishop Stortford, Dec. 2nd 1907

bishops-stortford-joe-brazier   Advertising Post Card circa 1930s

"The Landlord of the Chequers" painted by John Kynnerley Kirby and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1931.

Brazier Joseph, Chequers hotel, North Street , TN 20 [Kelly's 1917]

This page previously contained a picture of The Old Elm, Start Hill. Bishop's Stortford. It is now known to have been over the county boundary in Essex. For more information see Postcards of Hertfordshire Pubs.

John Meyer (john @t provided the following information about the Brewery:

The Old Elm was a Hawkes house, the Stortford brewers. Hawkes Brewery was sizable, stretching north from Water Lane to Northgate End and east as far as the river where Waitrose’s supermarket now stands. The only evidence of the brewery’s former presence here are the buildings that currently line Water Lane, including that once occupied by Midland Bank at the corner of North Street. Closer inspection of the walls reveal they have been ‘capped’ at present roof height, the original buildings standing much taller, with the largest being five storeys high.

February 2008   Page updated
May 2014   "nd picture of Maltings Fire