The New Inn was a home-brewed ales house in Victorian times. G Cummings provided materials for Home Brewed Beer.
Citizen: Monday 11th April 1983. Pub to get a change of identity: A long established Gloucester pub, the New Inn, in London Road, is in a move that might be described as unmatched, striking up a new identity. A touch of history will be added to the pub at the end of the month when it is renamed after the famous matches which used to be made in Gloucester, ‘England’s Glory’. Landlord Mr. Ted Turley said he decided that the pub should change its name, as it was often confused with the New Inn in Northgate Street. “People would phone us up to book tables for dinner and sometimes taxis would arrive to fetch guests from the wrong New Inn,” he said.
After discussions with the brewers, Whitbreads, ‘England’s Glory’ was picked because of the match factory’s strong association with the City. The new pub sign is currently being made at Cheltenham and is being kept a closely guarded secret until its unveiling. “But I will say that it has a strong link with the match boxes,” said Ted.
Ted, and his wife Gill, have been at the pub for two and a half years. Before that they had spells running the Railway Club and St. Peter’s Club, both in Gloucester. “When we came here the place was in quite a state and we have worked on it pretty solidly. We’re now really pleased with it. It’s good. It’s different from anywhere else in Gloucester,” he said. The brewery completed alterations to the outside of the building but the Turleys have transformed the inside, putting in new beams and Ted making new tables. “Part of the pub now looks like a log cabin and other bits look very old fashioned,” he said. The skittle alley has also been improved and a function room opened to cope with larger parties. “It was one hell of a job but it looks really good now that it is finished,” said the amiable licensee.
Wadworth of Devizes were the owners of the Englands Glory until recently. In 1998 Englands Glory was the winner in the Wadworth Floral and Garden Competiton.
During the Great Gloucestershire Flood of July 2007, when mains water was cut off due to contamination in the Mythe water works, the pub was able to stay open because Wadworth brewery supplied fresh water in casks.
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Landlords at the New Inn / Englands Glory include:
1879 W. Ashmead
1893 Mrs E. Withers
1906 S. Withers
1936,1939 Alick James
1957 A. Pugh
1981,1983 Ted and Gill Turley (New Inn / England’s Glory)
1998,1999 Robert Blake (England’s Glory)
2000 Alban Joseph (England’s Glory)
2005, 2006 (June) Robert Wright (manager) (England’s Glory)