There is a mention of a Swan as early as 1642 but this must have been an earlier establishment as the present building is of a later date, constructed in the 1700’s or later. In the 1885 Kellys directory it was listed as the Swan family and commercial hotel and Posting House.

October 2009

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Garton & Co, Bristol

Rateable value in 1891:  £64.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Anglo-Bavarian Brewery, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Rateable value in 1903: £64.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Swan Hotel include:

1830 John Ford

1849,1856 Mrs Francis Gayner

1881 Austin Grove

1885,1891 Richard Quin

1903 Thomas Rowe Seldon

1906 R. Seldon

1919 William Silvester Pegg

1927 Harry Plant

1939 John Cornock

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