The Broadwell Tavern must have been one of the most distinctive pubs in the county of Gloucestershire. The Broadwell Tavern dates back to at least the end of the 15th century. It was formerly a nunnery. When the monastic building was converted into a tavern the original windows were retained. The most unusual feature, however, was that the building stood at a point where water from underlying inferior oolitic limestone passes over a gravel base. The stream laps against the front of the building.

The Broadwell Tavern was a rare outlet for Godsell’s Stroud ales in the Dursley area. The Broadwell Tavern closed down in 1914. It was in use as a veterinary surgeons but by July 1998 part of the old tavern had been converted into a cottage with an asking price of £95,000

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891:

Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud

Rateable Value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903:

Closing time in 1903:

Landlords at the Broadwell Tavern include:

1891 Allan Smith

1903 Charles Owen

1911 William Attwood (license transferred temporarily in 1911 to Caroline Shipton)

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