The New Inn was once tied to the Stow Brewery. For many years it had the distinction of being the only Morrells of Oxford tied house in Gloucestershire. The pub was sold as a free house on 27th March 2002. For a while it re-established itself as a gastro-pub, renamed the Westcote Inn. After a period of closure it reopened again as a pub in the summer of 2010.
It is now called the Feathered Nest, a country pub-restaurant.
Map reference: SP 225205
Owner in 1891: Henry Lowther Barker, Stow Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £12.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Edward Augustus Green, Stow Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
1885 Lewis Betteridge
1891 Richard Smith
1902, 1919 John Smith
1927,1939 Walter Edward Coombs
1961-1991 Donald Coomb(e)s (Walter Coombs’ son)
1992 Walter Bunn
c. 1993 -1998 Ray and Jan Moulton
c. 1999 -2001 Pia-Maria Boast
2001-2002 David Crighton (manager, Morrells of Oxford)
2002 Steve Rix