The Lansdown Inn is now called the Mousetrap Inn. The popular nineteenth century pub is located at the western end of Bourton of the Water, away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area where the River Windrush runs through the village.

The Lansdown Inn was once tied to Hunt Edmunds Banbury Brewery. When Bourton on the Water station on the Banbury and Cheltenham Railway opened in March 1862 Hunt Edmunds were able to transport their beers on trains and it is likely that the Lansdown Inn was bought by the Banbury Brewery for this reason.  It must have been great travelling on a steam train from Cheltenham for a day out in Bourton on the Water and having the opportunity to sample a few pints of rare Hunt Edmunds ales.

Note the Hunt Edmunds branding. Courtesy Michael Wilkes.

The one bar Mousetrap still sells excellent beer, supporting local breweries such as Stroud and Battledown. It is a pity that it’s no longer possible to visit Bourton on the Water by train though. The station closed in October 1962.

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Map Reference: SP 165209

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Hunt Edmunds, Banbury

Rateable value in 1891: £12.16s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903:  Hunt Edmunds, Banbury

Rateable value in 1903: £12.15s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Lansdown Inn / Mousetrap include:

1891 Reuben Lane

1903 Basil Weaving

1919,1939 John William Buffin

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