In the mid to late 1970’s I was attracted to the wonderful Berkeley Hunt Inn on the canal side at Purton. In order to get there, and to consume considerably more that the legal driving limit, the preferred mode of transport was bicycle. The Fox and Goose at Halmore was an inviting 19th century red-bricked traditional pub which I had to pass to get to the Berkeley Hunt. On more than one occasion I stopped at the Fox and Goose to sample the ubiquitous Whitbread P.A. that was on offer. I recall that the interior of the pub was totally unspoilt – a genuine time warp. 

Moving in day for the Workmans – February 1934 (L-R William, Win and Mrs Workman)
Halmore Rovers Football Team. May 1925. Back Row – (L-R) W Workman, G Bright, I Summers, A Neale, L Willis, N Neat, S Smith. Middle Row – (L-R) S Hicks, A Ruther, D Hicks, A Hughes. Front Row – (L-R) B Phillips, E Workman, H Taylor, E Spill, J Whiting.

The Fox and Goose closed in the 1980’s. The property has been extensively modified and extended in recent years and is now called Halmore House.

Jackie & Nick Arkell – Photo taken 21/6/2022 in the Boars Head, Berkeley – The last landlords.

Map Reference: SO 698026

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Exors of Thomas Thomas (leased Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.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 Fox & Goose include:

1881, 1885 Albert Organ (Albert was born in 1849)

1891 Harvey Phillips

1902,1906 Thomas Edward Cooke

1919 John William Summers

1927,1939 William Workman

         Eileen Watkins

? – 1980’s – Jackie and Nick Arkell (Last landlords – photo above)

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