The Berkeley Hunt was near to St. Mary de Crypt Church in Southgate Street. The original street number of the pub was 132 Southgate Street (in 1906) and was re-numbered to 37 Southgate Street (in 1936).
The Gloucester Citizen reported on 3rd January 1867 that the licensee was summoned for serving after permitted hours. ‘Supplying beer to four men who helped after closing time cost Southgate Street landlord a total of £52 when he appeared in Gloucester City Magistrates Court yesterday. The four men were each fined £5 and one guinea cost for consuming intoxicating liquor on licensed premises during the non permitted hours. Frederick Savage of the Berkeley Hunt inn pleaded not guilty to four charges of supplying intoxicating liquor during non permitted hours and not guilty to four charges of aiding and abetting another person to consume intoxicating liquors during non permitted hours. The magistrates found the case proved and ordered him to pay the advocates fee of 12 guineas.’
G Cummings provided materials to the Berkeley Hunt for Home Brewed Beer at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Berkeley Hunt was demolished in January 1973.
Gloucester Journal: Saturday, December 16th 1972 – From Pub to Office Block: The fate of the old Gloucester public house, the Berkeley Hunt in Southgate Street, has at last been settled by the planning committee. After months of delay over their decision, the committee has given the go-ahead to a company who want to redevelop the pub’s site as another office block. The company’s plans for the site, which is a stone’s throw from St. Mary de Crypt, were considered in June, August and September, and again in October, before final permission was granted to Copthall Holdings for a four-storey office block giving a total of18,000 square feet of space. The design will be similar in design to the office block on the corner of Park Road and Brunswick Road, the planning department says.
Landlords at the Berkeley Hunt include:
1859 George Hughes
1867 Frederick Savage
1879 J. Salverton
1893 G.H. Smith
1906 H.S. Lane
1936 G. Brain
1957 Francis G. Newman