Anchorsmith Tavern, 69 Gosford Street
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|All I can say is, it seems an odd occupational name for such an inland city. In 1903 it was leased by Phillips and Marriott for 21 years for £100 per annum from James Warden of Walsgrave-on-Sowe. It was a home-brew pub at the time as malt was supplied at the usual terms as for other tenants and the tenant was to brew half of his ale. A bushel produced 3 barrels of ale. In 1907 the pub was closed and compensation paid to the owner.
See Beerhouse, Gosford Street, Miles.
Gosford Street in 1912. (Photo courtesy of David Fry.)
LICENSEES:1845 Edward Miles 1850 - 1851 Sarah Miles 1861 John Miles, a silk weaver and publican 1868 - 1871 James Allen, a watchfinisher 1871 - 1874 Thomas Smout 1879 Mrs Jane Watts 1881 Mary Anne Holt 1886 - 1893 T. Chatland 1894 - 1896 H. J. Pearson 1903 Eliza Pearson 1903 - 1905 Edward Sadler 1906 Henry Sadler 1907 Ann Brown....is this the Ann Brown of Old Windmill fame?
OWNERS:1903 James Warden of Walsgrave on Sowe
Street plan of 1851