The Albion Inn was originally a small unpretentious town pub. The annual rateable value increased three fold from 1891 to 1903 suggesting that it was substantially altered during this time by the new owners –  Showell & Co’s Croswells Brewery of Oldbury (West Midlands). Florence Maynard was the landlady at the Albion Inn for 38 years between 1899 and 1937. The Albion Inn was further enlarged in 1947 when the adjoining Jamaica Cottage was incorporated into the pub. It retained a ‘Jug and Bottle’ off licence up until the 1980’s.

The Albion Inn until comparatively recently was branded as an Ansells pub – a legacy of the ownership by Allied Breweries which once included Ind Coope of Burton on Trent. (It was Ind Coope that acquired Showell & Co of Oldbury). 

The Albion is opposite the Tewkesbury Roses theatre. The Albion Venue Bar claimed to be ‘Tewkesbury’s top entertainment for the over 25’s.’

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Diana Grubb (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Showell & Co., Oldbury, Staffordshire

Rateable value in 1903: £60.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Owner in 2005: Punch Taverns

Landlords at the Albion Inn include:

1864 -1891 George Grubb

1891 Diana Grubb  (Diana was the widow of George)

1897 -1899 Florence Mary Rodhouse (Florence was married to a policeman who could not hold the licence)

1899 -1937 Florence Mary Maynard

1937 -1952  Wilfred ‘Billy’ Crisp

1952  John Hollis

1958  M. Crisp

1958 -1985 Tom Nichols

1985 Christopher Hawkins

199?  Chris and Nicky Hawkins

1999 Dave Chandler

2001 Philip Bint and Ira Gwillam

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