The Black Bear has enjoyed a long association with the Donnington Brewery.
Parts of the Cotswold stone building date back 300 years. The pub is said to be haunted with an active poltergeist, by whom the locals know as Fred.
Map Reference: SP 205325
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Owner in 1782: William Howard
Owner in 1891: Richard Iles Arkell, Donnington Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £20.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Richard Iles Arkell, Donnington Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £26.6s.8d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Black Bear include:
1775,1792 John Luckett (married in 1775, John Luckett died in 1817)
1824 George Luckett (son of John. died in 1824, profession Innkeeper – at Black Bear?)
1856 James Newman
1870 James Newman (jnr) – (died in 1870)
1871 Mary Newman
1881 Edward Shepard
1885 Robert Stanley
1891 Isaac Union
1903,1906 Mrs Mary Union
1919 Henry Golding
1927 Isaac Harris
2007 Jim Steele
2008 Kate Sheehan