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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Licensing Details:

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)

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