Previously known as the Angel, the Bath Hotel was at No.27 Bath Street. The picture
below, which shows the pub in the 1960’s and probably by then closed, was kindly
provided by John Smith, John’s grandfather was landlord William John Smith who left
the employ of nearby Georges’ Brewery to take up an appointment with Liverpool brewer
Walker Cain. The lady in the photograph is John’s aunt, both she and John’s father
were born in the Bath Hotel in 1919. The main picture shows that in the early 1950’s
the Bath Hotel was a ‘Simonds’ house, both Georges’ and Simonds were taken over by
Courage & Barclay Ltd. in 1960/61. This part of Bath Street was demolished in August
1967 for an extension to the Georges’ Brewery lorry park. CENSUS 1871. Edward Jones
31, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Nailsworth Annie Jones 24,
wife married, Leicestershire Leicester
CENSUS 1881. James Taylor 42, head married,
licensed victualler and naval reserve, Somerset Wellington Elizabeth Taylor 36, wife
married, Somerset Long Ashton William Alfred Taylor 8, son, scholar, Gloucestershire
Bristol Albert Edward Taylor 7, son, scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol Florence Elizabeth
Taylor 5, daughter, scholar, Devon Devonport James Ernest Taylor 2, son, Devon Plymouth Alice
Maud Taylor 14 days, daughter, Gloucestershire Bristol Elizabeth Marsh 60, nurse widow,
monthly nurse, Gloucestershire Bristol
CENSUS 1891. Arthur Otter 38, head married,
licensed victualler, Broadway Dorset Jane Otter 34, wife married, Witherby Dorset
BATH ARMS HOTEL Bath Street
Angel Hotel 1870. John Riseley 1871. Edward Jones 1872.
Albert Pingstone 1874. Margaret Weedon 1875 - 76. George Stewart 1877. James Harris 1879.
John Northmore 1881. James Taylor 1883. John Griffiths
Bath Hotel 1886. William Davis 1888.
Samuel Beeney 1889. Henry Knight 1890. Sidney Sturgiss 1891. Arthur Otter 1892 to 1893.
Sarah Ann Tilley 1894. Ellen Harrill 1896. George Becker 1897. Elizabeth Barton 1899.
Mrs M. Aston 1901. Mrs E. Blair 1904. F. Hembury 1906. Mrs. D. Barnfield 1909. Edgar
Jenkins 1914. Thomas Pakeman 1917 - 21. William John Smith 1921. Reginald Weeks 1928.
Isaac Bryant 1935. Elspeth Macrae 1937. James Rowsell 1938. Catherine Ardern 1944. Ethel
MacMillan 1950. Frederick Sainsbury 1953. William Cooper