The Snooty Fox Hotel is situated next to the pillared Market House dating from 1655.
An advertisement in the Cotswold Life in the early 1970’s described the hotel, then the White Hart, thus: ‘A message from the Hart…. Round off an exhilarating day in the Cotswolds with a relaxing evening in our cocktail bar and a leisurely dinner in our candle-lit dining room. A beautiful old Jacobean Hotel that has been tastefully modernised and still believes that its customers are always right and that their welfare and comfort must come first. Our table d’hote and A la carte menus are available at all times.’
The name of the hotel was changed to the Snooty Fox in the 1960’s. The Snooty Fox is ‘a traditional coaching inn with 12 exquisite en-suite rooms of varying sizes. The hotel is delightfully decorated with four poster bedrooms, whirlpool bathrooms as standard and a special feature beds. The hotel itself is a central part of town life in this royal market town. The Snooty Fox has twelve rooms.’
Western Daily Press, Thursday 8th April 1976 – Luxury Hotel Goes Under the Hammer: One of England’s most luxurious small hotels went under the hammer at Christies yesterday to the tune of some £100,000. That’s the price Mr Ron James and his wife Betty are reputed to have paid for the White Hart in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The Cotswold stone building in the heart of Beaufort Hunt country was sold by the Empire Catering Company, which is moving out of the hotel business to concentrate on its catering activities. The White Hart became famous as the Snooty Fox when it was taken over by financier Mr Maxwell Joseph. Its luxury on a small scale includes a champagne bar in each of its nine bedrooms. This is not Mr and Mrs James’s first excursion into the hotel business. They recently bought the Stonehouse Hotel in Newport, which is run by their son Robert, and they used to own the Priory Hotel in Caerleon. “We shall be concentrating on personal service,” said Mr James.
Owner in 1891: R.S. Holford (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1891: £48.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Thomas Wheeler (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1903: £62.7s.6d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the White Hart Hotel / Snooty Fox Hotel include:
1830,1844 Edward Edwards (White Hart and Posting House in 1844)
1856 R. Bannister
1885,1891 Richard Edwards
1903,1919 Thomas Wheeler
1927 T.E. Rennie