Moreton in Marsh was a beer drinkers paradise in Victorian England. Beers from at least eight local breweries could be sampled on pub crawl around the town in 1891. Donnington Brewery, Dunnell’s of Banbury, Flowers & Sons of Stratford, Hitchman’s of Chipping Norton, Lardner’s of Little Compton, Stow Brewery and Turner’s Caudlewell Brewery of Shipston on Stour.
The Swan Hotel was tied to Tayler’s Cotswold Brewery, Northleach but had been brewing its own beer when Joseph Octavius Gillett was landlord.
Owner in 1891: Tayler & Co, Cotswold Brewery, Northleach
Rateable value in 1891: £40.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse (six day licence, presumably closed on Sundays)
Owner in 1903: Tayler & Co, Cotswold Brewery, Northleach
Rateable value in 1903: £55.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse (six day licence, presumably closed on Sundays)
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Swan Hotel include:
1861,1871 Emmanuel Slatter (aged 68 in 1871)
1885 Joseph Octavius Gillett
1891 Charles O. Eeles
1902,1903 Frederick Baguley
1919 Charles Jeffrey
1927 Charles Pegler
1939 Charles Humphrey Pegler
1999,2000 Bernard Edgeworth
2007 Sandra Edgeworth