Pubs in Wivenhoe

21 Pubs at the turn of the Century

Peter Hill


Above are pictures of The Rose and Crown, on The Quay, at various times during recent years, including one year when the river came over the The Quay, something which used to happen frequently before the Barrier was built.

In 1900 there were 21 pubs in Wivenhoe. Things are a bit different now with just 6 remaining. Some have changed quite a bit, like the Black Buoy and not just by its change of name as it was once called The Black Boy.

The pubs which remain are:

– The Black Buoy in Bethany Street

– The Rose and Crown on The Quay

– The Greyhound in the High Street

– The Station in Station Road

– The Horse and Groom at The Cross

– The Flag in Colchester Road

This page was added on 03/02/2015.

Comments about this page

  • I look at this page often. I lived in Wivenhoe in 1985 when I was a visiting professor at Essex University. My social life was centered on the Rose and Crown as it was then— a wonderful place full of interesting people. The page brings back vivid memories of life on the Quay. Many thanks!

    By William Wayne Shannon (02/05/2018)
  • Whist researching Wivenhoe families I came across a odd entry in the 1871 census. This has a beer house in Anchor Hill named Trowel and Hammer occupied by Sophia Pill. This is the only reference I have seen to this.

    By Terry Garland (22/04/2018)

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