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.
Map Reference: SO 878013
Landlords at the Blue Boys Inn include:
1856 W. Pearman
1863 Frederick Denton