Bear

Status: Closed and demolished
Address: Bridge Foot, Southwark, SE1 (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
Note: The location on these maps is approximate.
London borough: Southwark
Former address: [or Borough High Street]
Historical parish: Southwark St Olave
Dates open: [1319]-c1761
demolished 1761
Notes: Location on the map is approximate, as the road layout changed completely with the construction of the new London Bridge (to the west of the original site) and the railway station in 1824-1831. The "Bear" was a mediaeval tavern on the west side of the old alignment of Borough High Street, north of the intersection with Pepper Alley (which connected the old Borough High St to Montague Close).
Sources: Dates/Demolished: Taverns and Tokens of Pepys' London
References: C 1/27/293 (as "Bear (Bere)")
C 1/483/37 (as "Bear")
GOODWOOD/E409-412 (as "Bear")
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