The last pints of draught beer were pulled at the Swan Inn in December 1968.

In September 1924 the Swan Inn was described as the ‘most modern licensed house in Berkeley.’ The advert went on to say that ‘traps and motors were not put up at the Swan, though there was accommodation.’

Although not clear in this image, the sign of Cheltenham Ales is just visible on the arch.

It is now called Swan House and the present day address is 20 High Street. The building is of brick construction with a bay window. The distinctive feature is an arched entrance to the left of the building which once led to the stables. Above the arch in faded lettering the words ‘Cheltenham Ales’ can just be deciphered.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £24.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Swan include:

1755 Richard Smith

1830 Swan Webster

1839 John Parslow

1840 William Cornock

1844 Hugh Baker

1856 Mrs B. Warren

1860,1869 John Cope

1874,1891 Ellen Cope (Mrs Ellen Cope in 1874 )

1902 William Heaven

1903,1906 Jesse Ferris

1914 Alfred Bevan

1919 Christopher Johnson

1924 Alice Haynes

1927,1939 Francis James Cole

c.1968 Percy Roddick

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