History of the Britannia Inn at Netherton in the county of Worcestershire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Britannia Inn
Britannia Inn

Some History of this Pub
Located in Northfield Road, the Britannia Inn has a beer "fame to claim" in that it was the first pub to be managed by Edwin and Lucy Holden, the couple who later founded Holden's Brewery at Woodsetton. Prior to this, another publican, Elijah Bywater, acquired the nearby Primrose Hill Brewery in 1896.

Britannia Inn at Northfield Road [1961]
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Copyright. Posted on 3rd January 2012
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Licensees of this Pub
1871 - 1873 Mary Ann Knowles
1873 - 1881 William Christopher
1881 - 1890 Samuel Bunn
1890 - 1897 Elijah Bywater
1897 - 1898 Walter Griffiths
1898 - 1898 Esther Griffiths
1898 - 1904 Edwin Alfred Holden
1904 - 1904 William Round
1904 - 1910 Mrs. Hagar Round
1910 - 1924 Joseph Fradgley
1924 - 1928 Joseph Timmington
1928 - 1928 John Richard Williams
1928 - 1931 Frederick Horace Mason
1931 - 1941 Major Allport


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Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding this pub you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Worcestershire Genealogy.




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Netherton Cricket Club


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"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Samuel Johnson

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