Robin Hood (Bedminster)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate Near 51.4452, -2.5948
Adm. div. Gloucestershire
Vicinity N end of parking lot between Coronation Road, New Charlotte Street, Regent Road, and St John's Road; Bedminster, Bristol
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1869
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The Robin Hood was in this area.
Queen Street, on which the Robin Hood was located, traversed this area from west to east, i.e. roughly along the axis indicated by Google Street View's white arrows in the foreground / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

The now lost Robin Hood in Bedminster, Bristol, was in existence by 1869 and until 1919 or later.

The pub was at 18 Queen Street. While there are currently several Queen streets in Bristol, that in Bedminster no longer exists. It ran roughly parallel to Coronation Road, from New Charlotte Street, in the east, to Union Road in the west. The latter is more or less identical, in present terms, with the stretch of St John's Road running from Coronation Road to Southville Place. Superimposed on a modern map of Bristol, Queen Street would be seen to traverse, along a west-east axis, the north end of the parking lot occupying the area between Coronation Road, New Charlotte Street, Regent Road, and St John's Road. It would cut across the parking lot eight or ten metres south of the Asda petrol station. Wright's Directory for Bristol (1919) notes that the street was intersected by Regent Road and Farley Square.[1] As the former was included on contemporary maps, this helps identify the street, but it is unfortunate that Farley Square cannot be pinpointed, for it is listed as intersecting Queen Street immediately after the Robin Hood. It would have helped us fix the location of the pub. As it is, the pub could have been near either end of Queen Street. There seem to be more features that could reasonably be described as a square towards the west end of the street, i.e. closer to St John's Road than the coordinates listed in the infobox and indicated on the interative map. They simply represent an attempt to hit the centre point of the street.

The Pub Wiki lists publican information for the year 1914 only. The 1919 Wright's Diretory referred to above lists the Robin Hood with Mrs Emma Griffey as 'b.r.' (beer retailer).[2] The Bristol Information website lists information on publicans for 1869 and 1877 as well as on an alleged crime committed there in 1869 and refusal of an application for licence in 1883.[3]

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