Gloucester Journal – April 1888: William Humpheys was summoned for drunkenness at the Ryeford Inn. Fined 5s. and costs at Whitminster Police Court.

The Ryeford was a 90 seater carvery. The Ryeford Arms and Carvery may have been the first casualty of the smoking ban. In February 2006 the landlord told the ‘Citizen’: “People will simply stay at home so they can enjoy a cigarette and a drink.”

A planning application for change of use was submitted in October 2007 – the development of a 3 storey, 80 bedroom residential care facility.


2001,2003 David and Margaret Wright (Ryeford Arms)

2005, 2006 Ian Oaten

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