Robin Hood (Camberwell)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate Near 51.469901, -0.097908
Adm. div. Surrey, now Greater London
Vicinity 49 Kenbury Street, N of Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1853
A.k.a. Robin Hood and Little John
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Kenbury Street had a Robin Hood pub at No. 49.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-03. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

The Robin Hood in Newbury Street, Camberwell, London, was in business by 1853 and until 1961 if not later. It was also known as 'Robin Hood and Little John'.

UK Pub History Provides a good deal of licensee information for the years 1853-1944, noting that by 1919, the name cited in the directories and records tends to be 'Robin Hood and Little John'. It also notes '[a]ddress change about 1905 to 49 Kenbury Street from 49 Denmark Street'.[1] While the latter is not incorrect, it is likely to mislead. The pub did not move. As suggested by a couple of the records cited at UK Pub History and as can be seen in those of the maps listed below dating from the 19th century, the present Kenbury Street was then named Denmark Street. The change of name may have been decided to avoid confusion with the next street to the east, Denmark Road. London Pubology incorrectly notes in its entry of this pub, listed under Kenbury Street, that '[t]his street no longer exists'.

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