Gloucester Journal: March 1790: To be sold, all that well-known Public House, the New Inn, situated at Woodmancote, in the town of Dursley. Also a tenement adjoining the same. For further particulars enquire of Sarah Nicholls, at the New Inn aforesaid.

The New Inn is located on the outskirts of Dursley at the foot of the hill on the A4135 Tetbury Road. On several occasions lorries have lost control coming down the steep hill and embedded themselves in the wall of the pub. There have been some fatalities, a lorry driver died in 1978.

Wednesday April 7th 1971
Courtesy Ian Thomas
Saturday May 7th 1988

When the New Inn was refurbished, rather surprisingly, the designers resisted the temptation to rename the pub.

New Inn, Woodmancote, Dursley – September 2015 – A video by Mick Nicholls
New Inn, Woodmancote, Dursley – September 2015 – Dave Hedges in the doorway is the bloke with the starring role. Sue is in the pink. – A video by Mick Nicholls

Pub Dog Walley

Glyn and Jo Lewis returned to the New Inn early in 2008. They owned the pub in 2000 but went on to run other pubs. Whilst they were away the New Inn had three landlords in the space of a year.

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Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Richard Chapman, Dursley Steam Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Thomas William Elvy, Dursley Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Owner in 2005: Punch Taverns


Landlords at the New Inn include:

1885 Mrs Eliza Weeks

1891 Frederick Daniel Weeks

1902 Henry Owen

1903,1906 Albert Edward Higgins

1919 Albert Wood

1927 Frank Hands

1939 Albert Edward Pagett

1998 John Ashplant and Angela Barker

2000 Glyn and Jo Lewis

2008 Glyn and Jo Lewis (second tenancy)

2022 Mick (Nicholls) and Mandy – (Now a Free House owned by Mick & Mandy, even though a Pubmaster sign is on display outside)

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