The New Inn, at the north end of the village, was trading in 1774. It was originally a row of three cottages that are all now part of the pub. This stone built pub has actually changed very little, although Whitbread changed the name to the Stirrup Cup in the 1970’s. In October 2002 the separate dining room and bar were knocked into one large open plan area.
Gloucester Journal: February 1789: Bisley – At the New Inn, on Friday, the 13th inst., will be a concert of vocal and instrumental music; where a full band from the Cheltenham Company will attend. After the concert there will be a ball.
The Citizen: Wednesday, November 30th, 1983 – Landlord Les calls time: One of the Stroud area’s longest serving pub landlords has at last decided to call time. Les Restall, who moved to the Stirrup Cup at Bisley with his parents more than half a century ago, has announced he will be retiring next year. Mr Restall (64) who took over the inn from his mother in 1957, said he was looking forward to drawing his pension, as well as to drinking as a customer in the pub. Mr Restall, and his wife Esme, have bought a house in the village and expect to give up the Stirrup Cup next summer. A very old Bisley family, the Restalls took over the pub in 1929. A builder in Bisley for 20 years, Mr Restall was also the local undertaker until about 10 years ago.
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Map Reference: SO 904061 Licensing Details:
Rateable Value 1891: £8.5s.0d.
Type of license in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Rateable Value 1903: £8.5s.0d.
Type of license in 1903: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Closing time in 1903:
Landlords at the New Inn / Stirrup Cup include:
1856 S. Morton
1885 David Skinner
1891 David Skinner
1902,1906 Harry Walter Skinner
1919,1927 William Ewan
1939 Gilbert and Mrs Bessie Restall
1957-1984 Les Restall (died 23rd Sept 2002 – aged 83)
2001-2002 Bob and Barbara Dorey
May 2002 Andy Bayliss and Mary Clark
2008 Maureen (Mo) McDonnell and Steve Bridgman