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.
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.”
Map Reference: SP 069024
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)