The Plume of Feathers was once tied to Charles Luce’s Malmesbury Brewery and latterly to the Stroud Brewery.
The booklet, ‘Gloucestershire Inns’, published in 1924, describes the pub as the Three Plumes: ‘At Kingswood, a mile from Wotton under Edge, a very unassuming inn, the Three Plumes, has actually sought to escape the limelight of publicity. It lies in a hidden corner of what was once a part of Kingwood Abbey, and of which a magnificent gateway is the only vestige. This gateway is the one means of access to the inn. It may be that in certain moods the proprietor would be willing to add to the monastic seclusion a little of the bustle and excitement of the outside world.”
It is now a private residence called the Old Plume.
Owner in 1891: Charles Richard Luce, Malmesbury Brewery
Rateable Value in 1891: £9.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Charles Richard Luce, Malmesbury Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Plume of Feathers include:
1885,1891 Thomas Read
1902,1906 James Cook
1919 James Denning
1927,1939 Frederick Ernest Smith