Sort file:- Woolwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Pier Tavern

Latest ????

103 High Street



In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)


Kentish Independent 17 July 1869.

Trimble, Lock and Waller.

Mr. Trimble, landlord of the "Pier Tavern," Woolwich, again appeared to lodge a protest against two beer-house keepers— Mr. Lock, of the "Oxford Tavern," High Street, and Mr Waller, the "Arsenal Gate," Beresford Street, the former for giving nightly concerts, and the latter for having music and dancing on his premises to the injury of those who like the applicant had obtained music licences.

Mr. Trimble explained that he had appealed to the police magistrates and had also raised the question in the Court of Queen's Bench, but he found the simplest way was to ask their Worships to refuse to renew the Defendants’ wine and beer licenses at the proper time, unless they ceased to infringe the law in the way complained of.

The chairman, said he thought the simplest way would be for some one to lay an information and then he would get half the penalty inflicted which would be 100 in each case.

Mr. Trimble said he did not wish to proceed in that way.

Captain Robertson said if Mr. Trimble's allegations could be proved there was no doubt the licenses of the parties should be withheld, and in that case three months’ notice should be given to the defendants, that the question would be raised.

High Constable Butterfill's report was read on the subject, and it fully supported Mr. Trimble's statement.

It ultimately resolved to give the defendants' notice, and it seemed to be the determination of the Beach to act decidedly, if Mr. Trimble could prove his statements.

Mr. Child, solicitor to the Licensed Victuallers Protection Society, said the Bench would soon have the beerhouses under their control as well as the public houses, for the Beerhouse Bill was only waiting the Royal assent.



BROWN Ebenezer 1852-May/53

HOLBROOK William May/1853+

MURRY John M V 1858-62+

ALGAR Richard to June/1864

MOSS John June/1864+

TRIMBLE Henry 1866-70+

WILLIS Edward 1874-82+

LAMBERT Walter M 1891+ (age 32 in 1891Census)

REED William 1896+

THOMAS Sarah Ann 1901+ (widow age 53 in 1901Census)


BARRACK Henry 1905+

SMITH E to Sept/1906 Kentish Independent

PARADISE Harry Sept/1906+ Kentish Independent

HAWKES Victor C 1908+



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