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Duke Of Cumberland

Picture source: Hania Franek

The Duke Of Cumberland was situated in Priory Street. This grade-II listed pub closed in 2008/2009.
Source: Geoff Jackman
I was landlord of the Duke from 1977-79. My first (and last) pub. I used my own money to renovate the place. Ushers brewery supplied the beer etc. Doomed to fail as too many pubs in the area and not a wealthy town. Used to have chinese food delivered from Pacs I think he is still there. Left the pub and moved to the USA.
Bob Wiltshire (March 2014)
When I attended Bath Academy of Art 1969 to 1971 which was located in Corsham, The Duke of Cumberland was then a small pub which sold rough cider & beer straight from casks on stands.
Vaughan Hill (March 2023)

Listed building details:
Inn, late C17, rubble stone with stone tiled roofs, one and a half storeys. 'L'-plan. Ridge stack, coped west gable and west end stack to main range, north end stack to north wing. South front, to garden, 2-window range of recessed ovolo-moulded windows with hoodmoulds, two 3-lights to ground floor, 2-light and 3-light to dormer gables. North side and east end are roughcast with exposed cornerstones. Rear wing has east side dormer gable with 2-light mullion window and hoodmould, casement to ground floor. North end, to street, has C19 ground floor 2-light window and flush panelled door in chamfered surround. Catslide roof on west side. North side of main range mostly obscured by C20 flat-roofed additions in angle, dormer gable with 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window and hoodmould. Various linked outbuildings at west end, including formerly free-standing, Bridgwater-tiled building with flush quoins and 16-pane west window. Interior chamfered and stopped centre beam grooved for partition and spine beam.

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Name Dates Comments
Bob Wiltshire 1977-1979 Landlord.
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