The Beckford Hotel, an 18th century coaching inn, was once owned by the Birmingham brewers, Davenports. Until the acquisition of the Britannia Inn in Tewkesbury in the 1980’s the Beckford Hotel was the only Davenports pub in Gloucestershire… just! Regrettably Davenports Brewery was closed down soon after being taken over by rival brewers Greenall Whitley in 1986.
In the traumatic events of 20th July 2007 drivers were stranded whilst negotiating the severe flash flooding on the A46 main road through Beckford. They had to wade through three feet of water to get to the Beckford Hotel but 23 grateful travellers were given hot drinks, soup and sandwiches.
The Beckford Inn is now part of the Butcombe Pub Group
Map Reference: SO 980353
Owner in 1891: William Freeman (leased Cheltenham Original Brewery)
Rateable value in 1891: £31.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Cheltenham Original Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £85.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Beckford Inn / Hotel include:
1856 J. Careless
1885 John Price Meredith
1891 Jane Elizabeth Evans
1902,1903,1906 Christopher William Pope
1919,1927 Frederick Dean Pope
2005,2007 Norman & Susan Hughes and Oliver Wortley (son)