The White Swan was on the northern corner of Swan Lane. Originally numbered 94 Westgate Street the address of the White Swan was changed to 148 Westgate Street. The Old Dial Inn stood next door on the other side of Swan Lane.

Reg Woolford Collection

The White Swan was once a tied house of Wintle’s Forest Brewery of Mitcheldean. It was described as a  ‘substantial double fronted brick built premises well placed in a busy main thoroughfare’.

The White Swan was flooded when the River Severn burst its banks on Saturday 29th March 1947.

The pub was demolished in 1972 presumably with the architecturally superb Duke of Norfolks house which stood next door.

Terry Aubrey. Colourisation Geoff Dyer.
The Dukeries. The approximate site of the White Swan.

Landlords at the White Swan include:

1856 J. Lewis

1859 Mary Lewis

1879 Thomas Barnes

1885 Joseph Hudson

1893 G.M. Wright

1906 Albert Field

1906/7 Mrs Field

1919 Mrs Rose Webb

1927 Walter H. Bullock

1936,1957 Alfred Smith

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