The most interesting thing about the Wine Vaults is that in 1903 it was tied to the Hook Norton Brewery. This was the only outlet for Hook Norton beer in Gloucestershire at that time. The Wine Vaults, which was behind the town hall, closed down many years ago and is now an antique shop. Thankfully, Hook Norton Brewery survives and still provides beer to pubs in the Cotswolds.

The Hook Norton Brewery

Licensing Records:

Owner in 1891: Trustees of J.D. Charles (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £36.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

Rateable value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Wine Vaults include:

1891 Mary E. Pinching

1903 William Hale Hunt

1906 Harry Clifford

1919 Alfred Smith

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