Steam Mills is located just to the north of Cinderford on the A4151 road, not far from the junction with the A4136 at Nailbridge.
In 1891 and 1903 the Mitre Inn, a beer house, had an annual rateable value of £22.10s.0d. It was a tied house of Francis Wintle’s Forest Brewery in Mitcheldean. The pub closed at 11 pm each night.
When the Forest Brewery put their tied estate up for sale in 1923 the Mitre Inn was described as ‘well placed to command local and passing trade’. It was a substantial stone-built building with a ‘serving bar, public bar, smoke room, kitchen, smaller kitchen, club room, pot house and W.C.’on the ground floor. There were six rooms upstairs and to the rear there was a public urinal and closet. The Mitre Inn had ‘cellarage in the basement’
I have found no documentation relating to the Mitre Inn after 1939, suggesting that it closed sometime during or after the Second World War.
Landlords at the Mitre Inn include:
1891 Edward James
1902 Thomas James
1903 Jaris Thomas (sic) (beer retailer. Could Jaris Thomas be a corruption of Thomas James?)
1939 Charles Hy. Dowding