The Nelson Inn at Far Oakridge stood on the junction of the Daneway and Iles Green Road. It was a simple Cotswold stone building which ceased to be a pub in 1969.

The Nelson Inn, left middle

In his book ‘The Pubs of the Old Stroud Brewery’ Wilfred Merrett wrote: “This typical country inn has been visited by many of the well-known personalities who have chosen to live in this part of the Cotswolds. During the Second World War period, Max Beerbohm daily walked to the inn to buy cigarettes, and more recently Robert Mawdesley (the first ‘Walter Gabriel’) made the pub his local. Larry Connors, the last landlord before the inn closed, also farmed the adjacent smallholding.”

Map Reference: SO 926037

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Charles Henry Driver (leased Clissold & Son, Nailsworth Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: £36.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Charles Henry Driver (leased Nailsworth Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £36.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Landlords at the Nelson Inn include:

1856 J. Hill

1885 Henry William Wyndham

1891 William Smith

1902 Thomas Buckland

1903,1906  Martin Buckland

1919 John Phipps

1927,1939 Mrs Annie Phipps

1969 Larry Connors

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