The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street

Queen Anne-style corner public house with residential over, rebuilt 1883, in red and stock brick with carved brick decoration

A few historical facts about the Bell
Contributed by stephen.r.harris on Dec. 14, 2016

The earliest date I have for this pub is 1838, when a pub in Petticoat Lane called The Bell (which I think must be this one) was insured with the Sun Fire Office by Arthur Manners, John Furze and Charles Marshall, brewers of Old Castle Street, Whitechapel. By 1842 the pub was listed as The Bell in Robson's Directory, with the first known licencee named as J. Bremer.  In later years the pub was tied to the Truman's Brewery of Brick Lane.  It was acquired in 1997 by the Thorley Taverns pub group and renamed the Market Trader, with the name reverting to The Bell in 2010.

Detail of carved brick panel, The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street
Contributed by Aileen Reid

The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street
Contributed by Aileen Reid