The 18th century Cross Inn is on the corner of Star Lane and Hampton Hill. It now trades as the Queen Matilda Country Inn.

The Stroud Brewery Courier reported in June 1949: ‘All customers over eighty years of age are provided with cushions in the public bar at the Cross Inn, Avening. At the moment they have five regulars who qualify!’

Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives
October 2008
Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

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Map Reference: ST 885978

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £9.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery (listed as the Golden Cross Inn)

Rateable value in 1903: £9.10s.0d. (listed as the Golden Cross Inn)

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse (listed as the Golden Cross Inn)

Closing time in 1903: 10pm (listed as the Golden Cross Inn)

Landlords at the Cross Inn include:

1856 James Sharp

1885,1902 Thomas Essex

1903,1906 Honor Dee (Mrs Honor Dee in 1906)

1919,1927 Frederick Dee

1939 Joseph Mullen

1948,1950 John Latham

1965-1974 Cyril Wilson (previously at Bedford Arms, Stroud)

2007,2008 Glyn and Claire Crosthwaite

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