The building, situated in the north western corner of the village, dates from 1847. The Butchers Arms once brewed its own beer. On 4th September 1899 the Butchers Arms and brewery were sold to the Stroud Brewery Company for £1,875 due to the illness of the owner, Charles B. Radway.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Image: Gloucestershire Echo

The Butchers Arms was described in the June 1984 edition of the ‘Tippler’, the newsletter of the Gloucestershire branch of CAMRA: ‘ This is an old pub, somewhat spartan with a wood block floor and mostly wooden seats in the lounge bar, however it’s very friendly. It’s one of those pubs that it’s easy to start a conversation.’

It was put on the market with an asking price of £195,000 in 1996. The sale included planning permission to convert the pub to residential use.

The Butchers Arms called ‘last orders’ for the final time on Friday 21st February 1997. A resident of Ampney Crucis, Tony Truman (64), said: “I’m very emotional about it and quite upset. I’ve been going in the pub since I was six.”

September 2008

Map Reference: SP 069024

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Mrs Mary Radway

Rateable Value in 1891: £11.4s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse / Brewery

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £11.4s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Butchers Arms include:

1891 Charles Legg

1899,1913 John Legg

1939 Edric Charles J. Legg

1997 Mike Mansfield (owner Peter Keal)

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