Now known as the Beaufort it is still trading and is a vibrant village pub. The present landlord, Mark Steeds, is enthusiastic about the heritage of the old breweries of Gloucestershire and beyond and has some interesting items of pub and brewery memorabilia displayed in the pub.

The 17th century Beaufort was the Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2004.

Graham Perks and Cedric Walker
Mark Steeds (left) receives the certificate for CAMRA Gloucestershire Pub of the Year 2004 from chairman Tony Aburrow
A popular character in the Beaufort – Mabel (Mike) Stinchcombe celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee 2022

Queen’s Jubilee celebrations June 2022
Queen’s Jubilee 2022

The pub’s sign depicts the nearby Somerset Monument, an imposing 100 feet tower, built in 1846 by Lewis Vulliamy in memory of Robert Henry Somerset who was a general at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Robert Henry Somerset was a nephew of the sixth Duke of Beaufort.

Map reference: ST 778869

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Duke of Beaufort / Beaufort Arms include:

1885,1891 Martin Shipp

1902,1903 Frederick Millard

1906 Sl. Burnell

1919,1927 Joseph V. Powell (Beaufort Arms)

1939 Frank Arnold Tazwell

1994, Present Day – Mark  and Fiona Steeds

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