The Oddfellows Arms was located on the eastern side of the High Street between Trinity Street and (Old) Sun Street. It once sold beer from the long defunct Crown Brewery in St Marys Street in Gloucester, which traded as Gardner & Branch. There are no records of the Oddfellows Arms prior to 1856 when there is a minor reference of the landlord allowing drunkenness on the premises.

The site of the Oddfellows Arms.

The Oddfellows Arms is described by B. Linnell in his book ‘Public Houses of Tewkesbury Borough’ (1972). He writes:  “The appearance at the front is impressive. A Georgian styled upper storey in brick sets off the lower floor of pale orange glazed tiling surrounding a large semi-frosted glass window. The entrance is to the left. Both bars are quite large. The business life of this house was terminated abruptly on 15th August 1971, by a combination of police pressure and reluctance of the owners to suffer anymore rowdyism. That, at least, was the official tale.”

Map Reference: SO 893329

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Gardner & Branch, Crown Brewery, St Marys Street, Gloucester

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903:  Ind Coope & Co., Burton on Trent

Rateable value in 1903: £29.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Oddfellow Arms include:

1891 Samuel Burroughs

1891 H. Green

1895-1897 Mr J.M.R. Lewis

1897-1903 Mary Clifford

1903-1910 Mary Mouldsale

1910-1912 Walter Brown

1912-1917 Arthur Walker

1917-1934 William J. Taylor

1934-1936 Frederick Rowland

1936-1939 Edwin Harris

1939-1941 James Metcalfe

1941-1953 Joseph and Alice Hopkins

1953 John Barbridge

1971 Samuel Green

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