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.
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