The Greyhound Public House

60 – 62 The High Street

High Street Research Team

View of The Greyhound in the High Street (photo was taken in the early 1900s).
John Stewart - Wivenhoe Memories Collection
Post Card of the Greyhound PH in Wivenhoe High Street
Wivenhoe Memories Collection
The Greyhound in the High St around 1906
Photo Wivenhoe Memories Collection
Greyhound Wivenhoe High Street 1980s
Photo Mike Downes

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Licensed in 1817, the Greyhound was one of the many public houses in Wivenhoe at this time; the publican was William F. Lee. The building is nationally listed as the back section in part of a row of cottages,thought to be18C. These cottages still exist as Nos 64 High St and 2 Queens Road.

The pub was tied to Daniell & Son, the Colchester brewer. A Daniell’s ledger book covering all their pubs, held at the Essex Record Office, reveals that the tied rent was £20, reduced from £30. Trade for 1925 was 151 bulk barrels, 40 bottle barrels and 60 gallons of wine and spirits.

On the ground floor the pub consisted of a public bar, smoke room, living room, kitchen and jugslip. A slip was a passage way so was the ‘jugslip’ where the jugs were stored that customers used for ale that they wanted to consume at home. Upstairs was a club room (not used), 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. At the top was an attic and boxroom. Outside was a yard, small garden and stables (not used).

Next to the pub, where the tree is in the picture, was the shop of King Brothers, the butcher.

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Sources:

  • Kay, Peter. Wivenhoe Pubs. 2003
  • Essex Record Office D/F 129/5/2;
  • Kelly’s Directory of Essex 1917 and 1922
This page was added on 11/08/2018.

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