The Shears Inn was on the eastern side of Nailsworth, overlooking the towns railway station. The Cotswold stone building is now a private house. Above the front door the words ‘The Shears Inn’ can still be seen although the word ‘Inn’ has been painted over. The Shears Inn ceased trading as a pub c1967.

Harry Parker. Landlord in 1968. Note the lovely etched brewery windows (Nailsworth Town Archives)
Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives

Map Reference: ST 850999

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: George Dean (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £10.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £10.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Full licence

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Shears Inn include:

1856 N. Dean

1885,1891 George Dean

1902,1906 Frank Holborough

1919,1927 Frank Holbrow

1939,1968 Harry Parker

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