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.
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.
Map Reference: SO 698026
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
? – 1980’s – Jackie and Nick Arkell (Last landlords – photo above)