The London Inn was built c.1834. It was producing its ‘home brewed ales’ probably until Flowers & Sons of Stratford acquired the pub. William Melvin (1856) and George Chandler (1883) are both recorded as brewers. The London Inn was extended in 1982. The Old Ashley Court Room can be used for large or small functions for any occasion. The London Inn is attractive in the summer when hanging baskets and displays of bedding plants grace the exterior of the pub. 

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Note the ‘Fine Flowers Ales’ signage on the side bay window. A 1980’s nod to the past. I wonder if Whitbread were aware that the London Inn was once tied to the ‘real’ Stratford on Avon Flower & Sons Brewery. Photo taken in 2006.

Image courtesy The London Inn

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: John Rodway (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £35.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Flowers & Sons, Brewers, Stratford on Avon

Rateable value in 1903: £38.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the London Inn include:

1834  Sampson Marshall

1856 William Melvin – listed as a brewer

1883 George Chandler – listed as a brewer

1885,1891 John Dyer

1902,1903 James Henry Dyer

1919,1939  Wilfred George Cove

1950’s / 1960’s  Charles and Esme Cove (when Charles died Esme took over the licence)

1999, 2008 Tina Hoban

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