Robin Hood and Little John (St Michael's Hill, Bristol)

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Coordinate Near 51.458555, -2.59945
Adm. div. Gloucestershire
Vicinity Near 56 St Michael's Hill, Bristol
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1752
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The 18th cent. Robin Hood was located on St Michael's Hill, near the present Robin Hood pub.
St Michael's Hill and the present Robin Hood pub and Lane / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-15.

The still thriving Robin Hood pub at 56 St Michael's Hill in Bristol is recorded in 1848 but did not yet exist in 1841. However, there was a pub named 'Robin Hood and Little John' on St Michael's Hill already from 1752 to 1782 if not earlier and/or later.

The Robin Hood Lane immediately north of the existing pub is said to be a good deal older than it.[1] As I have argued in my discussion of the lane, its name was most likely inspired by the older pub, which was therefore very likely located on one of the corners of St Michael's Hill and Robin Hood Lane. It may well have been located more or less at the site of the present Robin Hood pub.

The coordinates used for this pub differ just enough from those for Robin Hood (St Michael's Hill, Bristol) to avoid their pointers overlapping on Google maps, but this small separation is purely arbitrary.

The following proprietors are known:

  • 1752-54 – Lionel W. Hamblett
  • 1776-82 – Henry Jones.[2]




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