In 1903 the Bell Inn was the only pub in Gloucestershire to be tied to Cordwell & Bigg’s Hamwell Leaze Brewery in Cashes Green, Stroud. The 1903 licensing book refers to the Bell Inn, Fretherne.

Gloucester Citizen, Tuesday 25th September 1900 – Bruton Knowles & Co. are instructed to sell by auction at the Bell Hotel, Frampton-on-Severn, on Wednesday 26th September, at 3 for 4 o’clock. The licensed premises known as the Bell Inn together with the Dwelling house, Gardens and Paddock adjoining; two pieces of building and accommodation land, and numerous Cottages and Gardens. All situate at Framilode, in the parish of Fretherne with Saul.

Licensing Details:

Rateable Value in 1891: £9.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1891: Miss F.M. Purnell, Stancombe Park (free from brewery tie)

Rateable Value in 1903: £10.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Cordwell & Bigg, Hamwell Leaze Brewery, Cashes Green, Stroud

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Bell Inn include:

1891 Eliza Banks

1903 Harry Rudge

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