New London Inn

Prior to the Blitz of Devonoprt, it stood in Fore Street on a site inside the Dockyard Extension wall of the 1950s and only a matter of yards in from the present Granby Gate entrance to South Yard. In its heyday one would have stood outside its entrance and have been able to look right down through Catherine Street, in this picture though we are looking up Catherine Street to that bottom end of Fore Street that was just outside the old South Yard entrance. In its earlier days it had plenty of competition for the Dockyardies’ and Sailor’s shillings, with a handful of other pubs nearer the gate itself. However after the redevelopment of both ends of the street, particularly with the alcohol free Aggie Weston’s occupying the southern stretch, this would have been a very welcome first port of call for thirsty servicemen and workers.


1852 - John Wallacott
1864 - WH Langford
1867 - Jessop Burgess
1873 - Henry Allen
1877 - J Pengelly
1878 - Richard Pengelly
1895 - William Frost
1926 - Charles Frost
1928 - William Langmaid
1932 - Sydney Langmaid
1934 - Joseph Pattison
1940 - George Cleland