New Inn, Cow Lane, Inchbrook, nr Nailsworth GL5 5HA

The New Inn was tucked back into the corner of a bend on the Stroud to Nailsworth Road (A46) at the bottom of Cow Lane. It was next door to the Crown Inn. There is no mention of the premises in the 1891 licensing book of Gloucestershire pubs, suggesting that it had closed by that […]

Nags Head, Dunkirk, Inchbrook, nr Nailsworth GL5 5HL

The Nags Head was once a substantial roadside inn beside the A46 less than a mile to the north of Nailsworth. The Nags Head was once tied to the Forwood Brewery, Minchinhampton (Playnes & Sons), and from 1897 it sold Stroud Brewery Ales. In 1891 the Nags Head was listed under the parish of Avening. […]

Kings Head, Dunkirk, Inchbrook, nr Nailsworth GL5 5HL

The Kings Head was situated to the north of Nailsworth on the present day A46  road to Stroud. The Kings Head was located in the same row of terraces as the Nags Head. In 1891 the pub is listed under the parish of Avening. Closing time was 10 p.m. It is interesting to note that […]

Crown Inn, Inchbrook, nr Nailsworth GL5 5HA

The Crown Inn was situated on a bend on the A46 about one mile to the north of Nailsworth. The Crown was described as a ‘real old fashioned inn delightfully situated offering good fare and homely comfort’ in a 1928 Gloucestershire Guide. The Citizen: Wednesday, 3rd April 1985 – ‘Roll out the barrel..’ The first […]

Yew Tree Inn, Nupend, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PY

The Yew Tree was located just before Cox’s Farm on the B4058 road to Wotton under Edge. The pub used to have a skittle alley at the rear. The Yew Tree Inn was still open in 1965 but must have closed shortly thereafter. It is now a private residence. The modern day postal code for […]

White Hart Inn, Downend, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PF

Believed to have origins dating back to 1540 the White Hart is a large Cotswold stone twin gabled building, now a private residence called the Old White Hart. Map Reference: ST 835983 Licensing Details: Owner in 1891: George Playne, Forwood Brewery, Minchinhampton Rateable value in 1891: £7.5s.0d. Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse Owner in […]

Boot Inn, Horsley nr Nailsworth

The Boot Inn was once tied to Cook’s Tetbury Brewery but it was latterly acquired by the Stroud Brewery. The 1856 reference gives the name as the Upper Boot Inn. The Boot Inn was situated next to the village shop, about fifty yards or so the Nailsworth side of the Bell & Castle, just past […]

Black Horse / Tipputs Inn, Tilputs End, (A46) Horsley GL6 0QE The present day Tipputs Inn is on the top of the hill to the south of Nailsworth on the Bath Road. The inn is in an isolated position in the hamlet of Tiltups End. Horsley is about three quarters of a mile to the north-west. In the 1891 and 1903 Gloucestershire licensing books the […]

Bell & Castle / The Hog, Horsley, GL6 0PR The Bell & Castle has been trading in Horsley since at least 1870 and parts of the building are thought to be 600 years old. Over the years the pub had been extended creating a variety of architectural styles. The Stroud Brewery Company acquired the Bell & Castle after the takeover of Playne’s Forwood […]