The Plough Inn had an annual rateable value of £17.0s.0d. in 1891 but this had increased to £37.10s.0d. in 1903. The original Plough Inn was about 100 yards behind the existing pub, which probably explains the discrepancies between the rates. The existing Plough Inn, however, was built in 1824. The ‘old’ pub is now a cottage.

The original Plough Inn.

Gloucester Journal, Saturday 23rd June 1900: Sale of valuable freehold licensed property: Moses Smith and Sons are instructed to sell by Mr Daniel Heaven, the owner (who is retiring), to sell by auction, at their saleroom, 42 Baldwin Street, Bristol, on Thursday 5th July 1900, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon precisely, all that old-established, freehold, fully-licensed public house called The Plough, most eligibly situate close to the Railway Station, on the main road, in the centre of the village of Charfield.

This house has for very many years been in the occupation of the present owner, where he has conducted a most successful business. Early possession may be had, and the Goodwill will be included in the sale. Further particulars may be obtained from the auctioneers, or Messrs Goldinhgam and Lloyd, Solictors, Wotton-under-Edge.

The Plough closed down in the Summer of 2003 but, thankfully, it has since re-opened and remodelled into the Plough Micro Pub.

Since becoming a micro-pub permission was sought and houses were built on the car park.

Plough - Charfiels - Mounted Head
Mounted Wildebeest (or is it a Gnu)
The bar as a micro pub.
Photo April 2019

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: John Daniel Heaven (free from brewery tie)

Rateable Value in 1891: £17.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £37.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Plough Inn include:

1885,1891 John Daniel Heaven

1902, 1906 William Pearce Hadley

1919,1927 Osbourne Bye (Osborne in 1927)

1939 Mrs Ellen Bye

1999 Debbie Brown

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