The Blue Boys Inn was located on the Cirencester turnpike road to the north of Minchinhampton. Its name derives from the boys working at the mills who used to dye cloth blue with indigo, which stained their skin. There is a property called Blueboys Cottage on the Cirencester Road (GL6 9EQ). The pub is not mentioned in the 1891 licensing book of Gloucestershire pubs.

Gloucester Journal: March (28th.), 1787 – On Monday night last Mr Dangerfield who kept the Blue Boys public house at Hampton, returning home from Cirencester, very much in liquor, was thrown from his horse and killed upon the spot. Such disasters must be expected, whilst the pernicious pleasure of intoxication is suffered to supercede all regard to personal safety, as well as health.

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette, Monday 2nd September 1850: TO BE LET, at a moderate rent and entered upon at Michaelmas next, – That old established FREE PUBLIC HOUSE, THE BLUE BOYS INN, Minchinhampton; with barn, stables, outbuildings, large garden, and about 30 acres of good pasture and arable land. For a view, please apply to Mr Williams, on the premises; or to D. Davis & Co., House and Land Agents, Cainscross.

Map Reference: SO 878013

Landlords at the Blue Boys Inn include:

1856, 1861 William Pearman

1861 Henry Julius Gunter

1863 Frederick Denton

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