Ready Token is to the west of Coln St. Aldwyns near Bibury.

Originally called the Bell, the Drum and Monkey stood on the crossroads where Akeman Street, the Roman Road, met Welsh Way, the Drovers Road.

Joe Stevens, an amateur historian, told the ‘Wilts and Glos Standard’: “There are many stories of travellers being robbed and murdered here. Skeletons have been found on the site of the old inn including eight in a mass grave thought to be Cromwellian soldiers from the English Civil War who were captured at the inn and later killed.” 

The old pub is now Ready Token House. It is reputedly haunted. It had ceased trading by 1891.

Map reference: SO 107045


1738 Thomas Skillin

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