The New Inn has been known as the Windbound Inn since at least 1960. The Windbound is in an isolated position on the banks of the Severn Estuary just to the north of Oldbury Power Station. Last Guide to Avon’s Ale published by CAMRA in 1996 described it as a ‘large 16th century rural pub, at end of lane, on the side of the River Severn. Terrace overlooking river. Separate restaurant.’

April 1998

The Windbound Inn is now demolished

Image courtesy Matt Bigwood

Image courtesy Matt Bigwood

Map reference: ST 614961

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: George Meachin (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £7.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: George Machin (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1903: £7.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the New Inn / Windbound Inn include:

1885 John Ricketts

1891,1903,1906 William Ricketts

1919,1939 Charles Bennett

1906-1960 Maurice Bennett

1975   Roger Savery

1998 Kerry and Claudio Sabbani

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