Richard Porter is listed at the Buck in 1842 and 1859. The Buck Inn was located immediately to the right of the Angel Hotel in the old Midland / HSBC bank building that has now been converted into the Ritmo Tapas Bar and Restaurant.
There are no references to the Buck in the 1891 Gloucestershire licensing books, and it seems that the Buck Inn had ceased trading by the 1870’s. Details are sparse and further research is necessary to ascertain if the information is correct.
The 1830 Pigots Directory lists Richard Porter at the White Hart in Coleford, and in the 1851 census (then aged 39) he is described as a ‘Wine & Spirits Dealer’ A quick calculation shows that he would have been only 18 when he had the White Hart in 1830! John William Watts had a wines & spirits business with some connection to the White Hart in 1885.
Is there a connection with the Buck Inn and the White Hart? Did John William Watts acquire Richard Porter’s Wine & Spirits business?
In 1804 it was the White Hart. In 1880 the Buck was taken over by Matthew Bull. Henry Porter Tippins went to Monmouth and started the Monmouth Brewery 1871.
In 1881 Mathew Bull took over the Buck. The Buck was for sale in