Those Were the Days - Bristol Arms Hotel

PHOTO: Bridgwater Inns Past and Present by David Williams

PHOTO: Bridgwater Inns Past and Present by David Williams

First published in Bridgwater Area News

THE Bristol Arms Hotel in High Street, Bridgwater, was built by John Whippell in 1822 and was particularly popular during the 1960s.

The last landlord there was Brian King and it closed as a pub in 1981.

The balcony was removed from the frontage at the same time.

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8:45am Sat 16 Jun 12

sheldoncooper says...

Aah...The Long Bar !!
Aah...The Long Bar !! sheldoncooper
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10:53am Sat 16 Jun 12

united says...

Was it the same person that owned the Bristol Hotel and the Royal Clarence Hotel, then sold them for development? It is only in the last few years that a Larger hotel has come to Bridgwater to replace them. Great planning! I did miss the Carousel bar though.
Was it the same person that owned the Bristol Hotel and the Royal Clarence Hotel, then sold them for development? It is only in the last few years that a Larger hotel has come to Bridgwater to replace them. Great planning! I did miss the Carousel bar though. united
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9:51pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Wendye1 says...

My great great great grandmother was inn keeper here in the mid 1800's.. Elizabeth wippell.
My great great great grandmother was inn keeper here in the mid 1800's.. Elizabeth wippell. Wendye1
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10:21pm Tue 19 Jun 12

scudloadofanthrax says...

Beautiful picture. Looks like the 1950s.. The fastest moving thing in the photo is the bicycle. No cars, no mobile phones, no computers, no widescreens, no ATM cash machines, bit of a technilogical dark age almost.
Beautiful picture. Looks like the 1950s.. The fastest moving thing in the photo is the bicycle. No cars, no mobile phones, no computers, no widescreens, no ATM cash machines, bit of a technilogical dark age almost. scudloadofanthrax
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