There is a road that runs to the west of the village called the Old Neighbourhood.
Records show that the Mechanics was trading in 1856. The pub was a run of the mill Whitbread tied house but was sold as a free house and, after sensitive refurbishment, became the Old Neighbourhood Inn in December 1992. Dave Hicks was enthusiastic about real ales and the Old Neighbourhood soon gained a reputation countywide for its wonderful selection of beers.
Map Reference: SO 896032
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Owner in 1891: Ann Crook (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1891: £9.7s.6d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Sarah Ann Crook (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1903: £9.7s.6d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Landlords at the Mechanics Arms / Old Neighbourhood Inn include:
1856 L. Crook
1885,1891 Oliver Crook
1902,1906 Mrs Sarah Crook (Sarah Ann Crook in 1903)
1919,1932 James P. Whiting
1939 Wallace Stringer Webb
?-c.1968 Frank and Winnie Cooke (Winnie was Wallace Stringer Webb’s daughter)
1980 James Polley (moved to the Crown, Minchinhampton)
1992 Dave and Gillian Hicks
1997 (April) Nick Walls and Sue Wainwright
1998 (July) Andy Woolmer and Mansell Brown
1999 (May) John and Geri Croxford
2006 Stephen Bridgman (established the Pavillion Indian Restaurant with Azadur Rahman in 2007)
2008 Lesley Auluck (Old Neighbourhood Inn)