The White Lion, in Barton Street, was situated a few yards from the Kings Head, going towards the town. It is a Georgian building but the recorded history of the house goes back to at least 1774. The license of the White Lion was relinquished in 1917. The owners Arnold Perrett & Co opted for compensation. If you look carefully in the photograph below you will see a rectangular patch of bricks that are slightly lighter in shade than the rest. This was once a painted pub sign. It has been said that in the 1970’s the word ‘whisky’ was still visible in ghost writing.

Map Reference: SO 896326

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Tewkesbury Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £23.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

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

Rateable value in 1903: £28.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the White Lion include:

1774-1780 Josiah Chamberlain

1780-1783 Ann Dewguard (widow)

1783-1792 R. Leighton

1792-1794 Robert Giles

1794-1797 John Ridler

1797-1798 Robert Townley

1798-1804 Lewis Prosser

1809  Thomas Laughton

1809-1810 – Hill

1810-1813 – Holder

1816,1822 Thomas Fizer

1830 Benjamin Silvester

1838,1851 Joseph Roberts

1851-1853 Brothwell Dixon

1853,1856 Walter Roberts

1863 Elizabeth Merricks

1863-1868 Isaac Farrow

1868 Jack Barrett

1885,1887 Isaac Crisp

1891 Catherine Crisp

1897 George Jones

1897-1907 George Edward Morris

1907-1908 Charles Anderson

1908-1909 Frank Taylor

1909-1915 Henry Short

1915-1917 E.J. Shipp

1917 Thomas Albert Curtis

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