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.

Image courtesy Phil Sampson

Courtesy Paul Best

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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