A reference in 1863 lists J. Barber as a brewer in Berkeley although the public house is not specified. It seems probable, however, that the Bear Inn once brewed its own beer as J. Barber was landlord in that year. The premises is listed as the Wine & Spirit Vaults in Berkeley High Street in the 1919 and 1927 Kelly’s Directories.  The property is now a private residence (52 High Street, GL13 9BJ). There is an iron bracket at first floor level, which probably once housed the hanging pub sign.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Lord Fitzhardinge (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Lord Fitzhardinge (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords include:

1863 J. Barber – listed as a brewer (public house not indicated)

1867 William Alfred Glover

1891 Stephen Barber

1902,1903 Charles Hy. Barber

1919,1935 William Henry Pascall (and Mrs L. Pascall)

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