The inn was located on the old Cheltenham to Stow Road in an isolated position. In 1995 there were a number of letters in the ‘Gloucestershire Echo’ protesting about its closure. Peter Garner wrote: “as a boy I delivered the ‘Echo’ to Naunton, collecting the papers from the Foxhill which arrived on Kearsey’s bus. The landlord at the time was Mr Rhymes who allowed me to sit inside and drink lemonade. Later on Mr Tanner introduced Wickwar Cider which was quite a lethal drink. Then came Bill and Freda Mills, a great couple. There was beer from the wood and rock and music 1950/60’s style. At Sunday lunchtimes the pub was filled with locals from various villages.”
Mick Denley wrote: “To local people it was a lovely, quite ordinary little pub, where you could get a good pint of beer and, if you fancied it, a game of darts, quoits or darts. It served good food if you required it but still managed to stay a pub. We are losing our local pubs. They are becoming restaurants that serve drink. Pub games have nearly gone. There are tables were dart boards used to be, ready for the multitude of strangers who arrive for dinner at 8p.m.”
The Foxhill inn closed in 1995.
A very unusual, if not unique, feature is a ‘Cheltenham & Hereford Ales – Best in the West’ pub plaque which is still in situ.
Owner in 1903: Edward Augustus Green, Stow Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £9.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903:
Landlords at the Foxhill Inn include:
1903 George Timms
c.1939 Tommy Rhymes
- Mr Tanner
1960’s Billy and Freda Mills
c1994 Clive and Pat Hedges
1995 Pauline Carey