The modern day address is 14, Lynch Road. In the 1927 Kelly’s Directory the Boars Head is listed at Salter Street.

In 1931 the licensee of the pub was John Northcott who was then 69 years of age. He had been at the Boars Head for 21 years (1910).

On the 18th September 1924 it was reported that the pub was suffering decreased trade, which was accounted for by the reduction in hours and a slump in trade at the nearby Sharpness Docks.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

The Citizen, Wednesday 11th October 1972: Over the past 15 months a pile of 30,000 two-pence pieces worth £600 has been built up by the landlord, Mr Marcell Knowles, and customers of the Boars Head Inn, Berkeley. The money will be use to pay for a Christmas party for the town’s pensioners.

Pete Stump (Landlord in 2008), is a keen local historian and kindly provided information on the pubs of Berkeley. Pete told me that his great-grandfather was William Charles Stump who was landlord of the George Inn in the early 1920’s.

On my last visit there was a splendid West Country Ales illuminated bar sign at the Boars Head.

Licensing details:

Owner in 1891: Richard Chapman, Dursley Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £10.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Thomas Elvy, Dursley Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £14.15s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Boars Head include:

1844 Charles Bennett

1865,1875 George Bennett

1879 Elizabeth Bennett

1885 William Charles Bennett

1889 Emma Mills

1891,1906  William Browning

1910,1931 John Northcott

1935,1939 Robert Fryer

1940 Albert Palmer

c.1980 Margaret Taylor

c.1986 John and Georgie Elliott

1999 Susan Peachley

2003-2008 Pete and June Stump

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