Wivenhoe Pub Trail Index

This page lists 24 pubs and beerhouses that have existed in Wivenhoe as part of a Project completed and launched on 19th September 2020

Wivenhoe History Group

There have been at least 24 buildings in Wivenhoe which have been an inn, a hotel or a beerhouse at some time in their existence. You can find the history of each of these pubs by clicking on its link below.

A colourful and informative Trail leaflet is available in the Wivenhoe Bookshop priced at £1 or you can download it from the links at the end of this article.

The Pub Trail Index

  1. The Flag (The Union Flag)
  2. The Horse and Groom
  3. The Beehive
  4. The Park Hotel
  5. The Anglesea Arms (The Old Shipwrights)
  6. The Greyhound
  7. The Yachters Arms (The Brewers Arms)
  8. The Grosvenor Hotel
  9. The Station (The Railway Hotel)
  10. The Shipwrights Arms
  11. The Ship At Launch (The Woolpack)
  12. The Anchor (The Blue Anchor)
  13. The Swan (The Maidenhead)
  14. The Rose and Crown
  15. The Sailors Return
  16. The Black Buoy (The Black Boy)
  17. The Live and Let Live
  18. The Sun
  19. The Brewery Tavern
  20. The Yachtsmans Arms
  21. The Bull (The Trowel and Hammer)
  22. The Lion (The Red Lion)
  23. The Grapes
  24. The Falcon

The Pub Trail Team

The team has included Keith Bunting, Louise Coleman, John Collins, Clive Dykes, John Foster, Terry Garland, Sue Glasspool, Jenny Heaps, Peter Hill, Pat Marsden, Lesley McCabe, Claire O’Toole, Helen Polom, Michael Smither, Eric Strudwick, Gill Strudwick with guest contributions by Helen Douzier, Mary Norris and Nick Sheen.

We would also like to record our appreciation of the original research work by Peter Kay, who published his small book “Wivenhoe Pubs” in 2003. The book is long out of print but we have, with his permission, been able to reproduce it on this site. It has greatly helped our own work. Also we are grateful to the use of the many photographs amassed by John Stewart in the Wivenhoe Memories Collection.

More than 24 Pubs

In addition to these 24 properties, we have found references to a few other earlier buildings that might also have been some sort of alehouse, although these buildings have long since disappeared and we have been able to find very little about them.

Names of earlier pubs / beerhouses and their possible location:

The Backus – The Baytree – The Black Horse (probably at Black Horse Corner, Alresford Road) – The Hind’s Head in the High Street (mentioned in the will of Robert Fraunces – 1586) – The Lamb – The Blue Boar – The Cross Keys Tavern (near to the Greyhound) – The Ship (On The Quay, probably in the vicinity of the Ship at Launch).

General Information about Pubs

There are several other pages which document information about pubs and the pub trade here in Wivenhoe which you might interesting. See the list of pages below.

Click on the link below to see a PDF copy of the A3 leaflet which is available for purchase from the Wivenhoe Bookshop, in the High Street opposite the church, or from the Colchester Visitor Centre, Castle Park, CO1 1UG:

This page was added on 14/09/2020.

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