|NAME||CROW IN THE OAK|
|ADDRESS||151 LOCKHURST LANE|
|THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY||FROM||TO||KNOWN AS|
|OLD CROW IN THE OAK|
|CROW IN THE OAK|
The crow is said to represent King Charles II, who famously hid from his pursuers in an oak tree.
In 1895 the pub was purchased by Phillips and Marriott, they appear to have been leasing it since 1881. They valued it at £2500 in 1899. In 1910 they stated that 'the quantity of ale brewed shall not exceed the quantity supplied from the brewery.' It was known as a home brew pub until the early twentieth century. In 1985 it was described as a fairly straightforward two-roomed local with some friendly regulars.
|Known Licensees are;
1841 - 1845 Mrs Mary Lenton
1861 - 1863 James Brown
1866 William Brown
1868 Charles Fairfax
1874 H. Bray
1876 William Berry
1879 - 1886 James Hunter
1888 - 1892 Thomas Moore junior
1897 - 1905 Carey Cadman
1909 J. Riley
1909 - 1922 Mrs Annie Riley
1924 - 1929 Mrs A. Church
1931 - 1932 J. Harry Ward (see also Foleshiil Old Hall, the Bell, Keresley and Castle Vaults, Market Street)
1933 - c1956 Charlie J. Pritchard
Harry Ward ?
1960's Bernard Stanley Lloyd (see above)
1983 - 1986 Clem & Anna Fleming
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