In 1863 it is documented that Thomas Warner was a brewer in the village of Twyning. Unfortunately I have not been able to identify where he was brewing beer. It could have been at the Fleet Inn, the New Inn (now the Village Inn) or in one of the long closed beer houses in Twyning.

It is known that the New Inn was once leased to Bayliss & Merrell who had a brewery on the site of the present day Black Bear Inn gardens by the River Avon bridge in Tewkesbury. In the long distant past it was possible to drink beers from two rival Tewkesbury breweries in Twyning – Bayliss & Merrell and the Abbey Brewery (trading as Jupp & Meyer). It is likely that the small scale brewing operations of Thomas Warner was taken over by a local Tewkesbury brewer soon after 1863.

The Village Inn football team. Courtesy Gloucestershire Echo. (story line & dates will be added upon updating)

The New Inn has traded as the Village Inn since at least 1939. (Kellys Directory reference). The Village Inn was tied to Flowers Brewery in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

July 2006
July 2006

This page will be updated with additional information.

Map Reference: SO 902367

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: William Sutton (leased Bayliss & Merrell, Tewkesbury Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: Not given

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: William Sutton (leased Bayliss & Merrell, Tewkesbury Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £17.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse (Beer & Cider licence)

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owner in 1961: Flowers Brewery, Stratford upon Avon

Landlords at the New Inn / Village Inn include:

1891 Alfred Sallis (New Inn)

1903 Charles Parker (New Inn)

1939 H.J. West (Village Inn)

1991-2008 Simon and May Spurway

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