King’s Head

Original name of the Burn Bullock pub, 315 London Road, Mitcham CR4 4BE.

Transferred from Nalder & Collyers Brewery Co. Ltd. to Ind Coope & Allsopp Ltd. in 1936. Allsopp name dropped in 1959.

1952 photo shows Ind Coope & Allsop as brewer

1952 photo shows Ind Coope & Allsopp as brewer

From the Tithe Apportionment Map of 1846, the occupier of the land owned by Henry Moore was Henry Hart. The land measured 3 roods and 6 square perches.

1839, 1851 and 1855 directory : Henry HART
1866 & 1867 directory : William POYNER
1874 & 1878 directory : Mrs Elizabeth Mary POYNER
1880 newspaper : license transferred from Mrs POYNER to Mr SAMPSON
1880 directory : Philip SAMPSON junior
1891 directory : George GODLEY
1898 directory : Elizabeth WISEMAN
1901 directory: Elizabeth BOVIE
1903 licensed victualers list : Elizabeth BOVIE
1904 directory : Mrs Elizabeth BOVIE
1911 directory : Arthur WATTS
1913 directory : Arthur W. WATTS
1913, 1914 and 1915 directory : John William AGATE
1924 directory : James W. COOPER
1930 and 1938 directory : Frederick John CRAFFORD

1986 Mitcham Diary : Cilla and Malcolm

News Articles

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 07 June 1873

Disorderly Customer.

— Murphy, of West-street, Mitcham, was charged before the Croydon magistrates, on Tuesday, with creating disturbance at the King’s Head public-house, Mitcham, on the 2nd inst,, and refusing to leave when requested to do so.

—Philip Acker, potman at the King’s Head, Lower Mitcham, stated that on Monday afternoon prisoner was in the house, and was very disorderly. Mrs. Poyner requested him to leave, and witness took him into the passage, but prisoner broke away, and got into the parlour again. Mrs. Poyner again requested him to leave, but he would not. Witness then had him taken into custody.

—P.-c. 343 W deposed to finding the prisoner in fighting attitude at the King’s Head. Prisoner said someone had offended him, and he would not leave.

—Prisoner, in answer to the charge, said there was some dancing at the house, but no fighting.—The Bench ordered him to pay fine of 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. costs.

From the Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette – Saturday 19 August 1911


— The following license transfers were sanctioned by the Croydon County Bench on Saturday:—Full licenses: The “Buck’s Head,” Mitcham. from Harold L. Howell (official receiver) to Louis John Bromley. The “White Hart,” London-road, Mitcham, from Thomas Lane to John Jesse Vick. Plans of alterations at the “Kings Head.” Mitcham (A. W. Watts, licensee), and the “Crown” at Morden (licensee. James S. Bailey), were approved by the magistrates.