Although there were once two pubs called the Masons Arms in Coleford they probably never traded under that name at the same time. The Masons Arms on the corner of Boxbush Road traded as Help Me Through The World until 1877 when it was renamed the Masons Arms.
It is possible that when the Masons Arms in Newland Street, just off the Market Place, closed down in the middle of the nineteenth century the name was transferred to the pub in Boxbush Road. Perhaps a landlord of the Masons Arms in Newland Street simply transferred the name to his new premises.
The old Masons Arms in Newland Street is now a motorcycle shop called ‘Biker Dean’.