The White Hart Hotel was an imposing brick building located on the eastern side of the High Street close to the junction with Cannonbury Street. At the time of my visit the building was in use as Panache ladies hairdressers.  To the left of the building is a large entrance which once  led to the stables behind the hotel. The entrance is large enough to allow for the passage of cars to the rear yard.

An old licence board can still be seen displayed which reads: ‘Thomas D. Smith. Licensed to sell beer, cider, wines, spirits & tobacco to be consumed on or off the premises.’

In the courtyard to the rear are buildings that might have once been a brewery, although this has to be confirmed.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Edmund Pickard (leased to Holmes, Harper & Neame)

Rateable value in 1891: £40.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903:  Nailsworth Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £40.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the White Hart Hotel include:

1856 Swan Webster

1885 Edmund Pickard

1891,1903,1906 Henry Knight

1919 Charles Knight

1927,1939 Mabel B. Knight (Mrs)

—-    Thomas D. Smith

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