The Bricklayers Arms was originally built for the navvies working on the Thames & Severn canal. The pub is located in a superb isolated position near the western portal of the old Sapperton canal tunnel. The building has changed very little over the years. An old photograph (not reproduced here) shows a horse and cart tethered to the wall of the pub patiently awaiting for its master to return from his liquid refreshment. A painted sign on the gabled end of the building reads ‘The Bricklayers Arms. Cirencester Brewery Co., Ales & Stout. Wines & Spirits.’

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes. Photograph taken from the bridge over the Thames & Severn Canal.
April 2011

There is a magnificent Dutch carved fireplace in lounge bar. The Daneway and the Tunnel House Inn were owned by the bookmaker Jack Burrows sometime after 1939 and he was still at the Daneway just before he died c.1983. The Daneway Inn was acquired by Mr. Burrows secretary after his death – his wife and only son had died before him. The Daneway Inn was bought by Wadworth of Devizes on April 2nd 1997 but has enjoyed a long association with the Devizes brewery for at least 20 years prior to that date. I can remember making the effort to cycle to the Daneway on several occasions in the 1970’s to sample the excellent Wadworth 6X which was then served straight from the wooden barrel.

The Citizen: Wednesday, February 13th, 1985 – A move to the country: A move to the Cotswold countryside has suited licensees Bill and Mandy Perrott who have just taken over an historic pub, several miles outside Stroud. The couple left hotel and restaurant life in bath when they became managers of the Daneway Inn at the entrance to the now derelict Sapperton canal tunnel. The Christmas rush was a good initiation for Bill (33) and Mandy (26) who have added pub food to the inn’s attractions and say they are ‘just loving’ their new life.

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Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

Map Reference: SO 939034

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Cripps & Co.,  Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £6.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Cripps & Co., Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £6.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owners in 1997,2008: Wadworth & Co., (Brewers), Devizes, Wiltshire

Landlords at the Bricklayers Arms / Daneway Inn include:

1856 E. Restall

1885 George Hill

1891 William Whiting

1903 Annie Whiting

1906 Mrs Ann Whiting

1919,1927 Arthur Pearman

1939 Mrs M. Pearman

c.1940-c.1983 Jack Burrows

1985 Bill & Mandy Perrott

1999 Richard and Elizabeth Goodfellow

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