Beech Tree Tavern, 54 London Road, Bromley

Bromley, Kent pub history index

Beech Tree Tavern, London Road - circa 1896

Beech Tree Tavern, London Road - circa 1896

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The Beech tree, 43 London road in 1874; At 63 London Road in 1896; it is probably actually called the Beach Tree.

A listing of London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bromley, Kent .

Residents at this address.

1874/Thomas Littlecott/../../../Post Office Directory

1882/Thomas Littlecott/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Wall/../../../Post Office Directory

1896/John D Kincey/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/John Double Kincey/Licensed Victualler/48/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Amelia J Kincey/Wife/55/Canterbury, Kent/Census
1901/Ada L Kincey/Daughter/20/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Eliza J Malham/Daughter/27/St Luke, London/Census
1901/Alfred Malham/Son in Law, Insurance Agent/36/Newington, London/Census
1901/Muriel A J Malham/Grand Daughter/4/Newington, London/Census
1901/Alfred James Fell/Cellerman/40/New Hampton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Beatrice F Franks/Barmaid/24/Pembury, Kent/Census
1901/Margaret Trouffer/General Servant/21/Lucerne, Switzerland/Census

1903/John Double Kincey/Beech Tree tavern, 54 London road/../../Post Office Directory

1911/John Double Kincey/Licensed Victualler, Widow/60/Mile End, London/Census
1911/Alfred Malham/Son in Law, Licensed Victualler/46/Newington, London/Census
1911/Eliza Jane Malham/Step Daughter, Assistant/37/St Luke, London/Census
1911/Muriel Amelia Jane Malham/Grand Daughter/14/Newington, London/Census
1911/Eliza Hall/Sister in Law/76/Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent/Census
1911/Alvenia Florence Thompson/Niece, Assistant/27/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1911/Daisy Freeston/Barmaid/24/Victoria road, South Norwood/Census

1913/Jn D Kincey/../../../Post Office Directory

1918/John Double Kincey/../../../Post Office Directory

Florence Collins (my great grandmother) is the daughter of James & Harriet Collins of The Giraffe, Newington. She is the licensee of the Old Greyhound, Milton Street in 1901. She is also husband of Thomas Stanley Foster of The Artichoke, Camberwell. She is lastly,  the Mrs Florence Foster at the Beech Tree, Bromley, where she survived the pub being hit by a Doodlebug. This was apparently rather better than the current pub, which I'm told is now a shadow of the original building. ***

1920/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../BT Telephone Directory ***

In 1921 census at Beech Tree Inn, London Road, Bromley, Kent
Florence Foster, Licensed Victualler, aged 43 years 2 months and born in Newington, London, Employer
Stanley Roy Foster, Son, aged 7 years 9 months and born in Camberwell, London
Ethel Ellen Hills, Barmaid, Mr Foster Licensed Victualler, aged 31 years 2 months and born in Bermondsey, London
Babs Dempsey, Housemaid, Mr Foster Licensed Victualler, aged 22 years 3 months and born in Kildare, Ireland

1922/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../Post Office Directory

1925/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../BT Telephone Directory ***

1930/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../Post Office Directory

1936/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../BT Telephone Directory ***

1938/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 electoral register at 16 Bromley Common, Bromley are
Thomas Foster, Licensed Victualler Retired, born 9 Mar 1872
Florence Foster, Licensed Victualler, born 20 Apr 1878
Stanley R Foster, Market Gardener's Assistant, born 11 Sep 1913

1944/Mrs Florence Foster/../../../BT Telephone Directory ***

New pub Hop and Rye opens in Bromley creating four jobs
Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Stonegate Group media
A new pub is set to open in Bromley this week, creating four additional new jobs in the town. Hop and Rye on London Road, named after the historic main route from London to Kent’s lush hop fields will open on Thursday 27th June. The pub, formerly the Beech Tree, is owned and operated by national pub operator Stonegate Pub Company and is currently closed for a full redecoration and refurbishment.
The pub’s general manager Sue Quinn has pledged four new jobs at the pub in addition to retaining existing staff members. She and her team have been busy planning a prosecco and canapé reception to celebrate the pub’s re-launch, this Thursday 27th June. Local businesses, residents and regular customers have been invited to join them for a VIP reception from 6pm to take a first peek at the new pub. The doors will then officially open from 7.00pm and be followed by entertainment in the form of a Frank Sinatra tribute act from 7.30pm.
Commenting on the refurbishment and re-naming, Sue Quinn said, “It seems fitting to choose the name Hop and Rye because the pub is on the very road that the beer made from the hops of Kent would have been carried along up to London.
“Perhaps the biggest change will be the extension to opening hours to allow us to serve breakfast daily from 8am and continuing through until 9pm offering evening meals and light snacks”, she added. “It will mean customers who walk past the pub on the way to work can stop for breakfast or to pick up a coffee at better value for money than even in the coffee shops. We are also particularly delighted to be doubling the number of handpull pumps at the bar so that we can offer a greater selection of award-winning national and locally brewed cask ales. Both breakfast diners and cask ale enthusiasts can benefit from the introduction of a new breakfast loyalty card scheme as well as a real ale collectors card”.
The pub will have a dedicated children’s area within its dining area with junior tables and chairs as well as books and toys for families who dine at the pub.
Several regular entertainment evenings are planned including a Sunday quiz and rock’n’roll bingo evening starting from the beginning of July and a regular DJ-led party night every Friday. Whilst every Monday will be a celebration of real ale, with all pints available for £1.99 all day.




*** Provided By Stephen King

And Last updated on: Friday, 09-Feb-2024 13:12:42 GMT