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Things to Do & See

The Purton Hulks

The narrow bank between the canal and the River Severn to the north of the Severn Railway Bridge since 1909 has been used as a graveyard for old barges, with the aim of protecting the bank from erosion by the strong currents in the river. The first barges were beached on the banks in 1909 when it was found that the river was eroding the bank. Further barges were added at intervals up to the early 1970s. Each vessel was brought from Sharpness docks on a high spring tide, towed by a tug boat and released towards the shore so that it rowed up the bank. Holes were made in the vessel in order that silt would deposit inside. Tel: 01453 811337

Purton and Sharpness Walks

There are a number of walks setting out from the Lammastide at New Brookend. One such walk takes you from the Lammastide to the quiet sleepy village of Purton on the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. Purton in the 1820s was very busy. Here you will find the Berkeley Arms a nice little pub overlooking the river Severn. As you walk along the canal towards Sharpness you will see the Purton Hulks graveyard. A fair number of barges and colliers rammed into the mud bank in order to stabilise the river bank and canal. Next is the remains of the Severn railway bridge that spanned the Severn until the night of 25th October 1960 when at night in thick fog it was struck by two tethered tankers. 

Walks and Interest for Ramblers

We have a number of walks around the Lammastide Inn for ramblers and with our large car parking facility we welcome coach parties. At the Lammastide Inn we hold leaflets of different walks which we are able to give out. We are currently advertising our walks for ramblers in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, but all walkers and ramblers are welcome. For further information telephone the Lammastide Inn on 01453 811337 or use the click the link to find walks.

Coach Parties are welcome at the Lammastide Inn

We have a large car parking facility at the Lammastide Inn and we welcome coach parties. Please ring to let us know you’re coming.

Tel : 01453 811337

Phone: 01453 811337

Lammastide Inn,
Old Brookend,
Berkeley,
Gloucester,
Gloucestershire,
GL13 9SF

Pub Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu:
6pm – 10.30pm

Fri
12pm – 3pm
5pm – 12pm

Sat: 12pm – 12pm
Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm

In the winter if very quiet we sometimes close earlier.

Meals Served:
No Meals Monday Lunch.
No Meals Monday Evening.

Tue – Sat:
Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
Evening Meals 6pm – 9pm

Sunday:
Meals Served 12pm – 3pm

Bank holiday Mondays opening times can change, food is available 12 - 3, please ring to check.