The Plough Inn was on the south-western corner of the Bamfurlong crossroads on the B4063 Old Gloucester Road. The Plough, a plain brick built building,  ceased trading in the mid 1980’s and has since been converted to business premises called, rather confusingly, White Lion House.

There is a wartime story about the Plough that recalls how a young pilot crashed his Tiger Moth to the rear of the pub. Struggling from the wreckage, he staggered into the pub to order a stiff drink – and was told by the landlord he’d have to wait his turn to be served, just like all the other crashed pilots who came into the bar.

A vintage motorcycling club applied for planning permission in October 1984 for a club headquarters adjoining the Plough Inn. The application was refused by Tewkesbury Borough Council on the grounds that the design and materials were inappropriate for such a prominent site; were not suitable for the rural area, and would mean the loss of several mature trees.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

Map Reference: SO 891224

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: James Tanner (leased Cheltenham Original Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: £16.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: James Tanner (leased Cheltenham Original Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £16.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Plough Inn include:

1861  William Lane (Innkeeper and Wheelwright in 1861 census)

1885 John Snook

1891 Annie Snook

1902,1927 Thomas Grinnell

1939 Mrs Blanche Grinnell

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