Referred to as the Upper Crown in 1891. It was also sometimes known as the Top Crown to distinguish it from the Lower Crown which was further down the hill.

Rogers Fair outside the Crown Inn 1904

The stone built pub, which was built in 1638, overlooks the village green and is opposite the church. In spring a mass of daffodils cover the green.

The Citizen, 19th January 1972 – Back in business: The Old Crown, Uley, closed for the last four months is back in business after a facelift costing several thousand pounds. Mr Michael Whitbread, public relations director of Whitbread-Flowers Ltd., with secretary Liz Boyd, pulled the first pint to mark the re-opening. The centuries-old building has been re-modernised from top to bottom, inside and out, at a cost of around £9,000.

Said Mr Ivan Smith, tenanted house manager, “Deeds show the premises were a dwelling-house as far back as 1649. In 1718 it became The Crown Inn and the word ‘Old’ was added in the late 1800’s.” Uley had two public houses about three years ago when the Lower Crown was axed in line with Whitbread’s current policy of fewer and better public houses.

The new landlords of The Old Crown are Mr Jack Cooper and his wife Nina from the Ludlow Green, Ruscombe. They have been in the licensed trade since 1948 and moved to the Stroud area from Kent nearly three years ago.

The Old Crown was named the Pub of the Year by the Dursley sub branch of the Campaign for Real Ale in December 2000. The Old Crown suddenly closed just before Christmas 2005 and it was feared that the popular village local might had served its last pints. However, it re-opened on 4th August 2006 and continued serving the local Uley Brewery ales.

Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

Licensing Details:

Map Reference: ST 792986

Owner in 1891: James Powell (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud

Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Old Crown include:

1856 J. Lord

1885,1891 James Powell

1902 William White

1903 Albert Brown

1906 Daniel Long

1919 Alfred William Daniels

1927 Mrs Annie Maria Smith

1939 Charles Paish

1972 Jack and Nina Cooper

1998 Sandra Barrell

1987 Sandra Morgan, and daughter Kate

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