The Crown Inn was situated just off the main A38 Bristol Road on the road that leads to Lower Stone. It faced the main Bristol Road. The Crown Inn is now a private residence called Crown Cottage. GL13 9LE.
The Citizen: 25th January, 1985- Former licensee dies: Mr Stan Applegate, former licensee and Port of Bristol signalman, has died in Thornbury Hospital after a short illness. Eighty-year-old Mr Applegate lived at Court Meadow, Stone, near Berkeley. He was publican for more than a quarter of a century – first as landlord of the Crown Inn at Bevington, near Berkeley, and then the Crown at Stone. He had previously spent 43 years at the Port of Bristol, where he started as an assistant leadman on tugboats on the Severn estuary and retired as chief signalman in the marine section at Avonmouth. He is survived by his wife and two sons who operate a coach firm from Heathfield Garage, near Berkeley.
I received an email from Martyn Hillier in 2004 and he wrote: ‘In the 1960’s and 1970’s the landlady was the late Annie Applegate, the mother of Frank the well-known local coach company director. My late father was the village bobby from 1960-1964, and my brother and I sat outside the Crown on more than one occasion drinking cream soda or proper ginger beer, with that staple of the 1960’s English pub – the packet of smiths Crisps with the salt in a blue twist. I think that Mrs Applegate may well have been the last landlady.’
Map Reference: ST 684952
Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £14.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £14.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Crown Inn include:
1856 T. Croome
1891 Mary Ann Reeves
1903,1939 George Francis Clutterbuck
1960’s / 1970’s Annie Applegate