Pub Trail – Principal Sources of Information

The Pub Trail is in digital form on the website and is based on the original paper-based leaflets produced in 2017 and information already on the Society’s website. The updating of the trail has relied almost exclusively on online sources. The publication ‘Chichester Pubs’ by David Middleton, Amberley Publishing 2017 was used as an aide memoire rather than a direct source for information  for which the sources below were used.

Main Sources consulted

An Account of the Proceedings, at the Contested Election for the City of Chichester, June, 1826

Beer in the evening

Bibliography – Industry and work: Hotels, Pubs & Inns


British history Chichester

British Newspapers archives

Chichester Collectable Sussex Postcards

Daily papers online


Flashback Chichester

Former pubs in Chi

Francis Frith collections

Gavelroots website

Images of Chichester

Kelly’s Directories, Post Office Directories, Mellville & Co Directories, Pigot’s Directories various from 1832
University of Leicester special collections

Listed buildings

Local pubs

Lost pubs in sussex

National Library of Scotland
Old Maps Online
Vision of Britain
Magic (Geographic information)


Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of Chichester, Sussex

Richard Heaton’s Newspaper Collection

Street Research

Sussex Directories 1784-1975 Joun H. Farrant

Sussex Photo History

The Chichester guide, and directory, with extensive memorandums relative to Bognor &c rev. Alexander Hay 1805

The Inns and Taverns of Western Sussex 1550-1700 by Janet Pennington. Jan 2003

UK Census for Chichester

Westgate Residents Association

WSCC Records office photos