White Hart - also known as The Snooty Fox
Has occupied the site since at least this date. The 1594 survey entry 'Robert Hibert holdeth freelie one tenement being the signe of the White harte lying next Chipping Croft Lane upon the west and doth abbutt upon the markett place towards the south by the yearlie rent of 19s'
1594 Survey of the Manor of Tetbury
|1601||In his will dated 14th May, Robert Hibbert of Hazleton, Rodmarton, yeoman, left his free land property in Tetbury called White Hart to his nephew Robert son of Richard Hibbert in fee simple forever.||PCC will|
John Dryver is listed as tenant.
1603 Survey of the Manor of Tetbury
Robert Hibert was the freeholder until1632. In his will of the same year he leaves the inn to his eldest son Robert, and if he dies without issue to next son Richard.
1632 survey of the lands of Tetbury
|1635||Robert junior died and Richard became innkeeper. On Richard's death in 1650 he leaves the inn to his eldest son, Robert.||PCC will|
Nightly balls were held after the Tetbury Races, in the White Hart Assembly rooms
Mr Ledgingham paid £4.0.0 land tax ' for ye white hart inn'
Ledgingham of the White Hart was one of four performing a journey between Gloucester and Bath
Mr James Savage removed from the White Lion to the White Hart which he had furnished in ‘a stile of elegant neatness and has procured good beds’
January – advert for the sale of the lease of the ‘long established house, being the principal inn in the town to be disposed of by private contract the present possessor retiring from business’ – apply to Mrs Jane Savage, widow on the premises
The principal inn in Tetbury, with Thomas Morgan as landlord.
The parish rates valued the White Hart at £26 4s and Mr Spering paid £2 12s 4.5d [
|Gloucestershire Archives ref.P328/1 Parish Records|
Edward Edwards was occupier, bankruptcy hearing to take place there
Edward Edwards was convicted for not having sent a Stamp Office ticket with a pair of horses hired from his premises
Edward Edwards was in charge and advertising chaises to hire
Coaches depart from the inn to Bath (Mon Weds Fri at 3.00pm) & Oxford (Tues Thursday Sat at 12noon) - Edward Edwards
Edward Edwards had a mortgage of £250 on property in 1822
Richard Constable left the White Hart to wife Sarah in his will, and on her death to their son Richard Bishop Constable.
Edward Edwards Royal Mail Coaches from Cheltenham to Bath leave daily at 9am; Bath to Cheltenham 5pm
Valuation Survey [for tithe commutation] owner R.B.Constable and occupier as Edward Edwards. Annual Value was £60
Tithe Valuation Survey Gloucestershire Archives ref.P328
rates list owner as R.B. Constable, occupier as Edward Edwards
|Gloucestershire Archives ref.P328/1 Parish records|
Richard Keylock, a 15 year old employee was sentenced to six months hard labour in the penitentiary for failing to admit to finding Mrs Edwards purse in the yard where she had dropped it. On spending more than would have been expected his box was searched and the purse found.
Newspaper - Gloucestershire Chronicle Saturday 09 March 1839
R.S. Holford had the Inn rebuilt to a design by Lewis Vulliamy, in a 'Jacobean style, with shaped gables with finials, and a ground-floor iron veranda.' A ballroom for the Beaufort Hunt was on the first floor, which later became divided by partitions.
Advert announcing reopening on 4th October following the refurbishment under the management of John Barrow. Stabling, coach house, loose boxes well adapted for commercial gentlemen and sportsmen.
Newspaper - Bristol Mercury 16/10/1852
White Hart Commercial Inn and Posting House, Market Place - Richard Bannister also Excise Officer
White Hart Commercial Hotel run by Richard Bannister (b.1817-65)
Richard Bannister occupier, Holford owner
Gloucestershire Archives ref.P328/1 Parish records
Richard Bannister is listed with wife Elizabeth (1824-) and also:
David Paish servant 18 boots b Cirencester, GLS
Sarah - bins servant 21 waitress Brokenborough, WIL
Mary Russel servant 16 kitchenmaid Shipton Moyne, GLS
Margaret Vick servant 14 nursemaid Tetbury, GLS
E.Bannister was a member of the Licensed Victuallers Tea Association, a group formed in 1867 it seems from the tone of its advert, to compete with Grocers who were selling wines in direct competition with landlords. A tit for tat sort of affair I think.
John Dickenson was a groom working at the White Hart
Inland Revenue Office ran from White Hart, Wm Alfred Butter as officer
Richard Edwards proprietor
afternoon teas for parties and outings
Mrs Edwards advertising for a kitchenmaid ‘at once for a Country Hotel’
Assembly Rooms, White Hart R Edwards proprietor
White Hart Family & Commercial Hotel & Posting House, Richard Edwards Market Place
'Mr Gilbert Farquhar stage managed an amateur performance of The Dowager at The White Hart on 16th inst. Lady Edward Somerset played Margaret Beauchamp and there was a very aristocratic audience. Betsy Baker was the afterpiece.'
Newspapers- The Era Saturday 26 January 1889
n the Licensing Acts of 1891 it was occupied by Richard Edwards on an annual tenancy with an estimated rent of £60, and rateable value of £48, owned by R.S.Holford; 7 day alehouse license; freehouse.
Licensing Acts printed volumes
Richard Edwards, the proprietor was advertising the Assembly Rooms
By 1903 it was owned and occupied by Thomas Wheeler; 7 day alehouse license, £78 estimated rental and rateable value of £62 7s 6d. Freehouse closing at 11.00pm. It had transferred hands twice in the last 5 years.
|Licensing Acts printed volumes|
Beaufort Hunt Ball held in January
Thomas Wheeler was running the Assembly Rooms and White Hart Hotel
advert appeared for farmers wishing to sell horses could attend The White Hart on 20 February at 11 where the Board Purchasing Officer would be in attendance. As licenses were issued for those not bought I can only assume without further detail that this was so they could be sent to the front line for what would be the last few months of the war.
Newspaper - Gloucester Journal Saturday 16 February 1918
The first cinema in Tetbury was set up in the White Hart by Mr Shaw Phillips
Thomas Edward Rennie proprietor prosecuted for selling alcohol out of hours and holding card parties
Part of stables to the rear of the White Hart was converted to a cinema
Mrs Hermione Beatrice Lomas Radmilovic licensee
parties of 80 catered for afternoon tea
advert for staff with interviews at either Bristol or Gloucester, applications to C.Thomas
Newspapers 3/5/1950 Western Daily Press
It became known as The Snooty Fox when purchased by Maxwell Joseph
Sold and became known as White Hart again
In recent years the name has changed again to The Snooty Fox