Plume of Feathers, Lip Lane
The original Plume of Feathers was situated on the old and now derelict road to Halmore which is shown as a track called Lip Lane on the Ordnance Survey map. The Plume of Feathers was adjacent to the old Brookend cricket field. The Plume of Feathers was part pub and part farm. After the transfer of the license to the ‘new’ Plume of Feathers the building was converted to a house called Damesdown.
Map Reference: SO 684023
Owner in 1891: Thomas Pearce Bailey (leased to Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery)
Rateable value in 1891:
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Thomas Pearce Bailey (leased to Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery)
Rateable value in 1903:
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords of the Plume of Feathers include:
1891 Mary Ann Griffery
1903 Mary Ann Griffy
Lammastide Inn, GL13 9SF
In 1934 Georges Brewery of Bristol built a new pub in Brookend and the license was transferred from the old Plume of Feathers on the east side of the road to the new premises about a quarter of a mile away (see below). Unusually it did not have a spirit license when it first opened.
David Price e-mailed me with his recollections of the pub: “In my young days the landlord of the ‘new’ Plume of Feathers was Charlie Meek. Charlie only had one arm, nevertheless still managed to ride the hounds with the Berkeley Hunt and cut a very fine figure. He maintained a very fine rose garden out at the front of the pub. Charlie’s garden was the envy of the district, and all done with one arm! The rose garden is now a car park – so much for the march of progress.”
It was later renamed the Lammastide Inn (Lammastide is another name for harvest festival). For a short while in the 1990’s it was known as the Old Wheelhouse but then reverted back to the Lammastide Inn.
The Citizen: Saturday, November 28th 1987 – Christmas Cheer at the Inn: There will be room at the inn for the congregation of Brookend Church, near Berkeley, this Christmas. Services are being switched to the bar of the nearby Lammastide Inn because renovation work at the church will not be finished until the New Year. Licensees John and Marianne Glanfield were only too happy to help when their vicar, the Rev. Donald Minchew, explained the problem. The main bar is expected to be used for the Christmas Eve carol service and for the Christmas morning communion service. “We have yet to go into the final details,” said Mrs. Glanfield. “With a pub to run and three young boys to look after it is sometimes difficult to get to church. But there will be no excuse this Christmas.”
The Lammastide Inn closed at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 and it seems that the pub has closed for good. In an announcement posted on social media in May 2021, owners of the Lammastide Simon and Pauline Winearls, said that despite their best efforts and “due to the challenging time we have faced with the current pandemic, we have decided that we will not be reopening the Lammastide Inn. We thank you all for your support over the years and hope your support continues following this notice.”
Landlord Simon Winearls said the business had been struggling for the past six years, and pub closures and restrictions during the pandemic had been the last straw. My wife Pauline and I have run the pub for 14 years, with the help of four to five members of staff.
Map Reference: SO 684021
Owners in 1934: Georges Brewery, Bristol
CAMRA Good Beer Guide: Listed in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
1939 William C. Meek
1987 John and Marianne Glanfield
1998 Steve Dayman
2000,2005 Ron and Jean Spence
2006-2020 Simon and Pauline Winearls