The New Inn was tucked back into the corner of a bend on the Stroud to Nailsworth Road (A46) at the bottom of Cow Lane. It was next door to the Crown Inn. There is no mention of the premises in the 1891 licensing book of Gloucestershire pubs, suggesting that it had closed by that date. The New Inn became a Bed & Breakfast called the Laurels.
In October 2000 I received an email from Lesley Williams-Allen of the Laurels who told me that there used to be a poem etched in copperplate writing in the glass of one of the front windows. Unfortunately the pane of glass was broken during the 1950’s or 1960’s.
Map Reference: SO 843008
c.1860 Thomas Henry Wigmore (Thomas was possibly the last landlord)
? Mrs Eliza Taylor (she was at the Crown Inn in 1906 and ‘lived before that at the Laurels’. Her husband was Reuben Taylor, landlord at the Nags Head ,Dunkirk,, Inchbrook in 1891)