The Crown Inn was situated on a bend on the A46 about one mile to the north of Nailsworth. The Crown was described as a ‘real old fashioned inn delightfully situated offering good fare and homely comfort’ in a 1928 Gloucestershire Guide.
The Citizen: Wednesday, 3rd April 1985 – ‘Roll out the barrel..’ The first days in his new job were hardly a barrel of laughs when Roger Mayo took over as new landlord at the Crown Inn at Inchbrook. As well as getting to know his regulars and fitting into the new job, former building worker Roger was faced with a catalogue of disasters. Just as a coach party was arriving the microwave cooker broke down, the sewers became blocked, a key broke off in the door lock, the pub cellar was flooded and to cap it all Roger’s wife Shirley went down with ‘flu. “My daughter Tina helped me behind the bar and we just had to struggle through,” said Roger, “I’m sure nothing else can possibly go wrong now. I have worked as a barman and that sort of thing, but never actually ran a pub before. It’s always something we have wanted to do. We have just about settled in now and everything is going very well,” Roger added. A local man, roger occasionally visited The Crown to play darts before taking over as tenant. Now he is hoping the Gremlins stay away.
An application was made in January 1998 to change the Crown Inn to residential use, and the erection of two semi-detached dwellings in the grounds. In September 2000 the planning application was altered to ‘change of use of bar area to lettable guest bedrooms.’ ‘Last orders’ were called at the pub c 2001 and the site was fenced off. No activity took place and a revised planning application for the demolition of the Crown was submitted to Stroud District Council which was refused. In the meantime a freestanding inn sign, which was housed in a decorative iron frame with the castle emblem, ‘disappeared’ from the site. In July 2006 I noted that the fabric of the Crown Inn steadily deteriorating and had an uncertain future.
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Map Reference: SO 843008
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £15.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £15.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm (unusual for its rural location)
Landlords at the Crown Inn include:
1885,1903 William Horwood
1906 Mrs Eliza Taylor
1919 Joe Normington
1927,1939 Arthur Albert Prince
1985 Roger & Shirley Mayo
1994,2001 Bob and Sue Baker