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Castle inn city centre
« on: 17:58:31, 20/02/16 »
I am looking for family folk that I have been told ran the Castle Inn/Pub in Castle View near Leicester Castle.  I think they might have been there between 1860 to 1900. The only clue I have is that they may have been bargees before taking on the pub. Can anyone help and tell me were I might find this info.  Thank you


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Re: Castle inn city centre
« Reply #1 on: 07:42:21, 09/05/16 »
The pub (now closed) on Castle View has had various names, but for the period 1860-1900 it was called the
'Old Castle'.  From Trade Directories there were 6 landlords during that period -
1861-64   Thomas Addison
1864-81   Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson
1882-84   Benjamin Walker
1885-92   Charles Pilgrim
1895-98   John R. Dean
1898-99   Jas. Cooper Beaumont

I have no information as to which of these had been a bargee, but if interested, you can find an
information sheet (which includes photographs) of this and many hundreds of The Past And Present Pubs Of
Leicestershire And Rutland on my website at



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Re: Castle inn city centre
« Reply #2 on: 22:16:35, 26/02/21 »
yes my ancestors had the pub from 1885 - 1892 Charles Pilgrim. He was a boatman from Hinckley he had 5 brothers and a sister. all the brothers were boatman. His son in law was John R Dean and he ran the pub from 1895 - 1898. Tony

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