The Swanne was demolished in 1884 when building works started.
Bridgwater was once said to have had more pubs per
square mile than any other town of its size in the country.
But over the last few years like any other town it has seen a fast
decline in the traditional pub as we know it and since 2010 the town has seen 7 pubs close with 4 being demolished.
The records come from a number of sources including books
by David Williams and Jane Mann, old newspaper archives and records that we have
research ourselves over the past 15 or so years.