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Vic Rosewarne and Jim Storrar have researched the histories of many beerhouses and licensed houses in Brentford. This page brings together links to access their hard work.

Vic has derived a list of over 400 licence transfers and the names of over 170 licensed victuallers and beersellers from the latter half of the19th century:

Brentford pub licence transfers

List of licensed victuallers and beersellers
Three lists of licensed victuallers and beersellers, from 1861, 1882 and 1900

Brentford pub histories
Vic Rosewarne has made extensive use of newspaper accounts, licensing records, censuses and other material to trace often vivid histories of the following Brentford beerhouses and licensed houses, from their opening to closure (or the current day for survivors). Each house had its own character and reputation, ranging from 'notorious' to well-kept and respectable.

Vic has also sent an 1886 account of Brentford pubs written for the Middlesex Independent: read more.

Jim Storrar has prepared a comprehensive 83-page document The Pubs, Inns and Beer Houses of Brentford: download - around 8MB. The document covers 112 houses, past and present, and includes many images. He has also researched a house with an unusual setting:

Brentford Pub Maps
Jim has prepared maps showing the public houses in Brentford:

  • East Brentford to Kew Bridge: Barge Aground, Eight Bells/Retort, Express, Fox & Hounds, Grand Junction Arms, Hand & Flower, Jolly Tar/, Lamb, Marquis of Granby, One Over the Ait, Oxford & Cambridge, O'Riordans/ Jolly Tar, Plough, Queens Arms, Retort/Eight Bells, Salutation, Star & Garter, Three Swans, Wagon & Horses
  • Ealing Road and Ferry Lane: Albany Arms, Alexandra, Brewery Tap, Bull, Bunch of Grapes/Ferry Hotel, Cannon, Drum, Ferry Hotel/Bunch of Grapes, George IV, Half Moon & Seven Stars, Kings Arms, Old Fire Station, One Tun, Prince of Wales/Running Horses, Red Lion x 2, Rising Sun, Royal Horse Guardsman, Royal Hotel, Running Horses/Prince of Wales, Swan, Watermans Arms
  • Brentford End and north Brentford: Angel Inn/Park Tavern, Coach & Horses, Duke of York/New England, Globe, Half Moon & Crown, Kings Arms, Lord Nelson, New England/Duke of York, Park Tavern/Angel Inn, White Hart, Windmill
  • BFC ground and north Brentford: Bricklayers Arms, Carpenters Arms, Griffin, New Inn, North Star, Princess Royal, Royal Oak, Seven Stars
  • New Brentford: 28 pubs including the Castle, Three Pigeons, Red Lion, Six Bells and White Horse


Other pub material
A list of pubs and landlords was compiled for Brentford Local History Day, 2011, the theme being 'Pubs and Inns in and around Brentford'.

Published November 2019; last updated January 2023