Brown Horse

The humble horse is one of the most popular animals when it comes to British pub names, understandably so, when you consider that only one hundred years ago it was still behind, or rather in front of, the most popular form of transport on our streets. Between them the Three Towns alone have boasted a Coach and Horses, a Wagon and Horses, a Pack Horse, Horse and Jockey, Black Horse, two White Horses and a Brown Horse.

The latter stood just east of Looe Lane, below the erstwhile How Street Baptist Chapel on the south side of How Street. It enjoyed a seemingly short life in the middle of the nineteenth century and had been closed for some time when the decision was taken, in the late 1890s to demolish most of How Street and build the town’s first council houses, or municipal dwellings.


1852 - John Port
1862 - John Gunn