Courtesy Nick Warner

The New Inn is a picturesque 16th century coaching inn built around a courtyard which continues to trade against all odds. It was threatened with redevelopment into residential units after it had been branded uneconomic. In 1991, after a public enquiry, the locals raised £80,000 and prepared a detailed report explaining why the New Inn should remain licensed. Fortunately the residential development was rejected and in since then the 14 bedroom New Inn has gone from strength to strength. It has won many awards. It was UK Inn of the year for Johansens, the leading publisher of hotel guides.

Image: Gloucestershire Echo

Image: Gloucestershire Echo

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

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Licensing Details:

Map Reference: SP 146051

Owner in 1891: Ellen Mary Wilkins (free from brewery tie)

Rateable Value in 1891: £11.4s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse (off sales only – six day licence)

Owner in 1903: Ellen Mary Wilkins (leased Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1903: £11.4s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse (six day licence, presumably closed on Sundays)

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the New Inn include:

1891,1903 Ellen Mary Wilkins

1906,1913 Edmund James Wilkins

1919 Frederick W. Smith

1927,1939 Jesse Blackwell

1990 Chris & Hazel Knight (‘opened again on 10/8/90 after a closure of two years’)

1992,2002 Brian and Sandra-Anne Evans

2003 Roger and Angela Kimmett

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