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 the road leading to the Washpool and almost opposite the turning to Downend.
The Boot Inn was demolished c.1960 and the site where it stood is now a car park.
I received an email from Peter Hill who lived in Horsley in the early 1950’s. Peter told me that he recalls the landlord ‘Jack Allway’ dying suddenly around this time.
Map Reference: ST 839981
Owner in 1891: Messrs Cook, Tetbury Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Messrs Cook, Tetbury Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Boot Inn include:
1856 G. Chambers
1856 W. Reynolds (Upper Boot)
1885,1906 Mrs Louisa Reynolds
1919,1927 Frederick Harold Halliday
1939 John Edward Allway