Gloucestershire Pubs - Pubs and Breweries in Gloucestershire Past and Present
Extracts from Gloucestershire Pubs Database (3034 total entries)
Compiled by Geoff Sandles

Crown Inn

Location: Coalway

Parkend Road

Postcode: GL16 7HX

The Crown Inn was once tied to Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd. Wickwar Brewery. The South Gloucestershire brewery had a number of pubs in the Forest of Dean. Wickwar ‘Celebrated Gold Medal Ales and Stouts’ were probably introduced into the Forest of Dean upon the opening of the Severn Railway Bridge from Berkeley to Lydney in 1879.

Ownership of most of Arnold Perrett’s tied houses passed to the Cheltenham Original Brewery in 1924.

Cheltenham Original Brewery eventually passed into Whitbread ownership and in the 1980 of ‘Real Ale in Gloucestershire’ (CAMRA) the Crown was selling Whitbread PA on handpump and was described simply as a ‘small friendly pub’.

In 1993 RAIG described the Crown as ‘recently refurbished with a wide range of food. Karaoke every Tuesday and live music every Sunday evening.’ Marston’s Pedigree and Wadworth 6X were available.

The Crown Inn still features live music. The Forest Folk Club meets on the first and third Friday of every month in the upstairs dining room of the pub.


Map Reference: SO 588102

Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Phone: 01594 837362


1891 Henry John Williams

1903 Thomas S. Williams

1939 George Williams

2000 Alan Jones

2004,2005 Derek and Jenny Bound

2006,2008 Roger and Angela Powell

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