The Eight Bells has an unusual frontage with timber framed gables protruding over the pavement. The entrance was set back beneath the upper floors. A landlord fell to his death by falling down a well at the pub in the 1890’s. The Tetbury branch of the Royal British Legion had their inaugural meeting at the Eight Bells in June 1923. The Eight Bells closed in the 1970’s.

Courtesy Martin Griffiths

Courtesy Paul Best
The property in 2008

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Messrs N. &W. Cook, Tetbury Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Messrs N. &W. Cook, Tetbury Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £15.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Eight Bells include:

1830 Ann Buckingham

1844 Edmund Sealy

1856 Mrs A. Cox

1885 Henry Cuss

1891 Jonathan Pratt

1903,1919 Robert Palmer

1927 James Joseph Long

1939 Ernest Joseph Strong

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