Early Photos and Illustrations of HIGHGATE Pubs and Taverns in past centuries
In 1841 there were 21 public houses and very few male drinkers!
From 1780, eighty stage coaches stopped every day at the Red Lion!
The Gatehouse is possibly the oldest inn in Highgate, dating from the sixteenth century.
George Wyatt, the landlord in 1900 and whose name appears outside the building, was responsible for the current mock-Tudor appearance.
In 1898, it offered a meal of a joint, two vegetables plus cheese and salad for 1/6D.
The earliest known alehouse is probably The Swan, mentioned in 1480.
The Angel at South Grove, replaced a pub called 'The Corner House'
List of Public Houses that have existed in the Highgate Area. (Those in red no longer survive)
Angel 37 High Street, Bear Inn 19 North Road, Bell and Horns 31 North Road, Black Bull North Hill, Black Dog Highgate Hill site of St Joseph's, Bull 13 North Hill, Bull and Lower Wrestlers, Carpenters Arms St Pancras side, Castle 56 North Road, Coach and Horses 37 North Road, Coach and Horses St Pancras side, Coopers Arms, Cow and Hare Highgate West Hill site of St Anne's Church, Crown and Cushion on Hornsey side, Dukes Head 16 High Street, Falcon, Flask 77 Highgate West Hill, Fox and Crown 40 Highgate West Hill, Gatehouse Hampstead Lane, George on St Pancras side, George on Hornsey side, Gipsy on Muswell Hill Road, Globe Tavern St Pancras side, Green Dragon 19 North Road, Greyhound Caen Wood, Hare and Hounds on St Pancras side, Kings Arms on St Pancras side, Kings Head (as Carpenters Arms), Lord Nelson probably 84 North Hill, Lower Wrestlers North Hill east side, Masons Arms North Road, Mermaid 126 Highgate Hill, Millfield Farm, Mitre 1 North Road, Nags Head possibly 10 High Street, Old Crown Highgate Hill, Prince Of Wales 53 High Street, Red Heart North Road east, Red Lion 90 North Road, Red Lion and Sun 25 North Road, Rose and Crown 86 High Street, Sherrick House Hampstead Lane, Sugar Loaf Hornsey side, Swan near Angel, Taylors Arms on Hornsey side, Three Merry Boys on St Pancras side, Victoria 28 North Hill, Wellington North Hill/Archway Road, White Hart 78-80 Highgate West Hill, White Lion 64-66 High Street, Woodman Archway Road, Wrestlers 98 North Road.