Situated just halfway between Minchinhampton and Nailsworth this is possibly how the pub got its name. It was called the Halfway House as early as 1745.

Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives
Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives

The pub was refurbished and re-opened on 8th October 1999 as the Halfway Inn. In July 2000 a giant chessboard was installed in the pub garden.

The pub was bought by the Cotswold Chine School in Box in June 2002. The name of the pub reverted back to the Halfway House in the winter of 2005. It was named the Dining Pub of the Year in the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2007. The Halfway House closed suddenly at the end of May in 2008 and was closed for six months before reopening again just before Christmas.

Cotswold Chine School (Novalis Trust) controversially closed the Halfway House permanently in 2012 despite an active and determined campaign to save it for the community.

Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

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Licensing Details:

Map Reference:  SO 857003

Rateable Value 1891: £12.0s.0d

Type of licence in 1891: Beer and Cider

Owner in 1891: Nathaniel Clarke. Free from brewery tie

Rateable Value 1903:  £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owners in 1980: Whitbread Breweries

Owners in 1999: Red Rose Taverns

Owners in 2009: Novalis Trust

Landlords at the Halfway House include:

1881 Charles Matthew Whale (occupation given as boiler maker)

1891 Lewis Edwin Biss

1903 William Henry Apperley

1903 Samuel William Clarke (owner)

1939 Mrs Edith Norton

1984 (October) Jim and Jeanette Currie

1995, July 1999 Roy and Hazel Marklove

1999 Rob Smith

2001(April) Mike Porter

2001 Ross Saunders (Halfway Inn)

2002,2005 Matthew Walker and Sarah Lowe

2006 Dawn Winchester

2006 (Nov),2007 Heather Creighton

2009 Niall McInerney

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