The Eagle Inn was situated on the eastern side of the Cheltenham Road (A46) about one mile to the south west of Painswick. Its lack of parking must have caused its demise. The Eagle Inn closed about 1966. It is now a private residence called Eagle Cottage.
I received a letter from Mrs Brown of Sherborne Street, Gloucester, who told me that she could remember sitting in the garden of the Eagle Inn on summer Sunday evenings with her parents and their friends. She thought that it was before 1939. She said that the landlord, Mr Hawketts, had a daughter called Joan who she made friends with.
Map reference: S0 855084
Owner in 1891: Trustees of J. Gardner (leased Stroud Brewery)
Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Eagle Inn include:
1781 William Wood (Eagle, Painswick)
1856 Joseph Thomas
1885,1891 Samuel George Cratchley
1902,1903 Thomas Frederick Young
1906 Frederick Young
1919 Bertram Eastwood
1920’s Fred Smith
1927 John Jones
1939 Victor Hawketts