The Severn Bridge & Railway Hotel was named after the railway bridge which crossed the River Severn half a mile to the north of the pub. The Severn Railway bridge was 1,404 yards long and had twenty one arches. It was partly demolished on a fateful night on October 25th 1960 when two oil tankers struck the bridge in thick fog after failing to navigate into the safety of Sharpness Docks.
The Severn Bridge & Railway Hotel was near to Sharpness railway station. Both the railway bridge and the station have long since disappeared. The Severn Bridge & Railway Hotel closed down in sometime in the late 1970’s / early 1980’s due to lack of custom.
It was later converted to a nursing home – Severn View Nursing Home – but the property was up for sale in 2007.
Map Reference: SO 677028
Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £80.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £80.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Severn Bridge & Railway Hotel include:
1885 T.T. Pearce
1891 Jane Taylor
1903,1906 Tom Taylor
1927 Mrs Emma Varnam