The 16th century Horse and Groom is still trading. Residents staying in room five sometimes find themselves in the company of an uninvited guest – George the Ghost!

Gloucestershire Echo, Tuesday 2nd March 1915 – To Let: The Horse and Groom, Oddington, near Stow-on-the-Wold; low rent and ingoing – Apply The Brewery, Stow-on-the-Wold.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

Map Reference: SP 223256

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: William Baker (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Edward Augustus Green, Stow Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903:

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Horse & Groom include:

1891 George Hodgkins

1903 Isaac Preston

1905 Thomas Preston

1939 George William Townley

1949 – Mr George William Townley was granted the transfer of the Horse & Groom, Oddington, from Mrs G.M. Townley (October 1949)

1963 Mr N.E. Head

1983 Gordon Wilmot

1996 Anne and Bill Bartlett (run by daughter and son-in-law Jill and Ben Sands)

1996 David and Jill South

2000 Michael Roberts

—     Peter Golding and Asumpta Monaghan

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