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Dorset Arms

Picture source: Maria Peck


The Dorset Arms  was situated at 377-379 Manchester Road. This pub was built as a private house in 1860, but by 1861 had been converted to pub use, expanding into the neighbouring property in 1883.  In 1898 it was leased to the Mann, Crossman & Paulin Brewery of Whitechapel, and it sold that brewery’s beers until it was taken over by Watney’s.  In 1913 the pub was demolished and rebuilt as a two storey building. The pub closed in 1997 and has since been demolished once more and replaced by a modern office block (see photo below).

Source: Stephen Harris
My great uncle, James Sime Smith was landlord at the pub for many years.
Maria Peck (July 2011)

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Other Photos
Rear of the Dorset Arms

Picture source: Maria Peck

James Sime Smith

Picture source: Maria Peck

Date of photo: 1980s  

Date of photo: 2015

Picture source: Colin Price