The Haw Bridge Inn is on the banks of the River Severn on the south-western side of Haw Bridge. The Tippler, the Gloucestershire branch of CAMRA newsletter, described the interior of the Haw Bridge Inn in October 1980 when it was selling excellently kept Whitbread PA: ‘As you enter the pub, the lounge bar is down a passage to the left. This is a small room, clean and freshly decorated with bench type seats. Also in the passage is a sliding for jug and bottle beers; this is used mainly to serve outside customers using the seats in front of the pub. The largest bar is the public, which goes through to the back of the building; a pleasant room with several tables, a juke box, and the usual fruit machine.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes

After a long association with the Cheltenham Brewery (West Country / Whitbread) it was acquired by Wadworth of Devizes in 1996.

The Haw Bridge Inn was devastated by the Great Gloucestershire Flood of July 2007. Five feet of floodwater wrecked the pub. After a £300,000 refurbishment the Haw Bridge Inn  re-opened on December 8th 2007. Just five weeks afterwards the pub flooded again, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the pub cellar and the gardens, which had just been returfed at a cost of £10,000.

One year after the great flood landlady Kelly Wright held a fancy dress party to raise money for SARA – the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Map Reference: SO 844279

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Cheltenham Original Brewery

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Cheltenham Original Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £36.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Haw Bridge Inn include:

1856 Mrs Davis

1885,189 George White

1902 Frank Page

1903 Eliza Jane Page

1906 Mrs Eliza Long

1919 Edward William Awford

1927,1939 Hy. Ball

2007,2008 Ian Baikie and Kelly Wright

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