Bath pubs in 1694

I’ve just acquired a copy of Joseph Gilmore’s map of Bath in 1694 ( and, having always been interested in the history of Bath’s pubs since reading several of Kirsten Elliotts books, I noticed that the Gilmore map has a list of Bath pubs and hostelries trading at the time of publication (spellings left as per original list);

Cheap St – The Bear, The 3 Crowns and Scepter

High St – The Christopher, The Katherine Wheel, The Noble Science, The Grey Hound, The Unicorn, The White Lion and The Kings Arms

By The Hott Bath – The George

Westgate St – The Angell, The White Swan, The Golden Ball

Staule St – The White Hart, The New Inn, The Three Tuns and The Bell

Southgate St – The Plume of Feathers and The Rose & Crown

Without North Gate – The Three Horseshoes, The Three Cupps

Broad St – The Black Swan

Walcot St – The Cock and Bull

Maybe the next new pub to open in Bath should look back at the past when searching for a name!