During the Second World War the High Roost was used as an American hospital. Getting the patients into the hospital must have been problematic as access to the front of the building is up a steep flight of steps; hardly suitable for the infirm. In the 1970’s the premises was in use as a hotel and specialised in wedding receptions and private parties. The stunning views afforded from the hotel made it a popular choice. It was claimed that the hotel was situated at the highest point of the Cotswolds.

The High Roost was converted into a pub in March 1981. In its early days the High Roost regularly stocked beer from Moorhouses Brewery in Yorkshire. In the 1990’s the free house sold beers from Hook Norton Brewery and supported local Winchcombe brewery Goffs.

The High Roost closed down in 2003.


Map Reference: SO 989274


1971 Roy and Thelma Davis (High Roost Hotel)

1981 Mike Phillips

1982,1991 John and Barb English

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