Winchcombe was a beer drinkers paradise in Victorian times. Beers could be sampled from the Brockhampton Brewery, Cheltenham Original Brewery, Flowers & Sons Stratford Brewery, Donnington Brewery and Greens Stow Brewery. Until Flowers acquired Lardner’s Brewery of Little Compton the beer drinkers of Winchcombe could also enjoy the rare Lardner’s brews at the Sun Inn. Little Compton is just over the Gloucestershire border in Warwickshire about three miles to the east of Moreton in Marsh.
The Sun Inn has now closed.
Owner in 1891: Lardner & Son, Compton Steam Brewery, Little Compton
Rateable value in 1891: £19.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Flowers & Sons, brewers, Stratford on Avon
Rateable value in 1903: £19.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Sun Inn include:
1856 D. Harvey
1885 Albert William Tovey
1891,1919 William Page
1927 Mrs Elizabeth Page
1939 Rt. Wm. Roe
1974-1999 Alan and Debbie Knight