This was the off licence serving Benjamin Coombe’s Grafton Brewery. It had a license to sell intoxicating liqour off the premises only. The 1891 licensing returns also give details that was licensed as a beer house with an annual rateable value set at £42.10s.0d. In 1899 the Grafton Brewery merged with the Nailsworth Brewery Co. Ltd. and ownership of the off-licence was transferred to the new owners. According to the information taken from the 1903 licensing records the Nailsworth Brewery served their beer, probably in bottles and re-fillable earthenware stone jars, at the off-licence. The annual rateable value remained constant at £42.10s.0d.


1891 Benjamin Coombe

1903 John A. Connelly

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