Gloucester Journal. Saturday February 12th 1870: A very pleasing assembly of the employees, with their wives, in the employ of Mr C. Workman, brewer, took place on Monday evening last, at the Bull Inn, by the invitation of Mr James Workman, son of the proprietor and manager of the above flourishing establishment. An excellent repast was provided. The gathering was presided over by the Reverend W. Way and during the evening some excellent music was well rendered.
There is an area of Dursley that is known as Bull Pitch. It is between Silver Street and the Uley Road. Bull Pitch is so named because the Bull Inn was once located there. The Bull Inn, a solidly built brick building, was once tied to the local Elvy’s Dursley Steam Brewery. An early photograph of the Bull Inn shows a wooden sign hung across the ground floor door and bay windows which reads: ‘Elvy’s Fine Ales. Wines & Spirits.’ Godsell & Sons of Stroud subsequently acquired the Bull Inn.
Owner in 1891: Richard Chapman, Dursley Steam Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Thomas William Elvy, Dursley Steam Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903:
Landlords at the Bull Inn include:
1856 R. Kingston
1885 George Smith
1891 James Douglas Shand
1902,1906 Richard Ralph Chandler
1919,1927 George Ely Tudor
1939 Mrs Kate Tudor