My husband, Peter, and I ran the Railway as it was
known in 1976 for 6 1/2 years we have many happy tales to tell as the
Dockers Club opened in the old Sharpness Hotel and a lot of the trade was
taken up by them. We did keep a lot of the locals but the main part of
the trade was from off the docks which coming from the Midlands was all
very new to us but how interesting it was. Our two teenage daughters say
it was one of the best upbringings you could have.
We went to another pub in Swindon. Whitbreads put a
relief manager in for a few weeks then a couple from Cashes Green took
over but they did't last very long. It was then sold to a man from over
the Forrest of Dean who did a lot of work on it and it turned into a
Nursing Home. It is now been used as offices for a Water Company.