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.

CAMRA tried to save the Morrells Brewery in Oxford.

Map reference: SP 225205

Licensing Details:

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

Landlords include:

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 

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