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.

Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives.

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

Licensing Details:

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

Share this Page: