The Bell Inn was a two storey Cotswold stone building with a central entrance with an ornate portal.

‘Take a closer look at Tetbury’s Inns and Public Houses’ by S.G. Mosdell:

“The Dursley Road (New Church Street) does not appear to have been a popular site for inns for only one – The Bell – seems to have been recorded. This was where number 20 now stands but does not appear in old records until 1831. it did not take its name from the Church Bell (1848) or the National School (1842); possibly from the Auctioneers Bell calling prospective buyers to the field where sales were held and where the Church was eventually built, or maybe the town crier’s bell. Closed down in 1926, another uneconomical inn, it has been converted into flats and bears little resemblance to its former self.

Courtesy Paul Best

Image Courtesy Paul Best

The building, by the fire station, has since been converted into flats and there is no trace of the original central entrance. The present day address is 20 New Church Street.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: T.S. Crew (leased Messrs N. & W. Cook, Tetbury Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: £12.15s.0d

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: T.S. Crew (leased Messrs N. & W. Cook, Tetbury Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £15.0s.0d

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Bell Inn include:

1830,1844 John Crew

1856 G. Ford (Bell, Coomber’s Mead, Tetbury)

1885 William Wear

1891 W.G.Weare

1902,1906 Henry Cull (Henry Edward Cull in 1903)

1913,1927 George Beale

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