Sort file:- Bromley, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 26 July, 2021.


Earliest 1819-

Two Brewers

Latest 1938+

6 Mason's Hill (Gravel Pits 1851Census)


Railway Signal 1935

Above photo, 1935, showing the "Railway Signal" left and "Two Brewers" central.

Two Brewers 1937

Above photo 1937 showing the pub on the left, kindly sent by Eric Rush and Brinley Hawkins.


Information as found is being added below, local knowledge most certainly appreciated.

I am informed by Brinley Hawkins that the pub was closed and the premises boarded up during part of WW2.


From The Era 9 September 1849.

House at Mason's-hill, Bromley.

Mr. Gibson applied on behalf of William Osmar for a license to this house. The applicant was a brewer, at Mason's-hill, and had carried on the business of a beer-house-keeper there for seven years, without complaint. He had built the house for which the license was asked immediately opposite these premises, and he promised to close the beerhouse if this application were granted. The premises, which were leased to Mr. Osmar for thirty years, were of a commodious character, containing ample internal accommodation, and outside there was room for carriages to draw up without interfering with the traffic along the road. The population of the neighbourhood was considerable, and the nearest public-house on one side was the "Tiger's Head," half a mile distant. In answer to questions from the Bench, however, it was stated that there had not been any new houses erected in the neighbourhood recently, although many had been built since the "Tiger's Head" was licensed, and the police stated that the applicant's premises were about a quarter of a mile from the house at which the Bench was sitting, and that between the two places there were five licensed houses. The Chairman also said that the parties interested must be aware that the traffic through Bromley had much decreased of late years.

License refused.


South Eastern Gazette 24 September 1861.


Pursuant to the statute 22 and 23 Vic., cap. 35, entitled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees," notice is hereby given, that all Creditors and other persona having any claim or demand on or against the estate of William Osmar, late of the "Two Brewers" Public-house, Masons-hill, Bromley, in the county of Kent, brewer and licensed victualler (who died on the 2nd day of September, 1860), are hereby required to send in, on or before the 30th day of November next, to the Executors of the deceased, at the office of Mr. John Letts, 8, Bartlett's-buildings, London, their solicitor, the particulars of their claims; and Notice is hereby further Given, That after the said 30th day of November next the executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the executors shall then have had notice, and the executors will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution.

Dated this fourteenth day of September, 1861.

John Letts, Solicitor to the Executors,

8, Bartlett's-buildings, London.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, 03 September 1870.

Magistrates' Clerks' Office, Wednesday. Before C. F. Davis, Esq.

William Pyett and George Palmer, were charged with uttering counterfeit coin at Mr. Wass's, the "Two Brewers" public house, opposite the Bromley Railway Station.

Several counterfeit florins were produced, which had been thrown away by the prisoners, and the evidence of Mrs. Wass proved the attempt to pass one at her house, which she had the good fortune to detect.

The case was adjourned till until Friday.



OSMAR William 1819-Sept/1861 (also brewer age 30 in 1851Census) South Eastern Gazette

WASS Mr 1870+

FRYER Henry T 1881-91-+ (age 43 in 1891Census)

FRYER Eleanor Mrs 1901-13+ (widow age 52 in 1901Census)

LEE John 1918+

LEE Emily Mrs 1922+

GAGE Lionel 1930-38+


South Eastern GazetteSouth Eastern Gazette



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