The pub was situated on the unclassified road outside Blakeney near Blakeney Hill. The pub was built in local sandstone and it was still trading as a pub in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. No doubt its inaccessibility and lack of space for car parking contributed to its demise. It is now a private residence, which is still called the Travellers Rest.

The annual rateable value of the Travellers Rest was £18.0s.0d. in 1891 and 1903 and the documentation state that William Adams was owner and the premises was free of brewery tie. It closed at 10 pm.

Gloucester Citizen, Tuesday, 25th September 1900 – Mr. Alfred E. Dykins has received instructions to conduct the following sales:- Wednesday, September 26th 1900, at Bell Hotel Gloucester. Travellers Rest Inn, Blakeney, also the Dog Inn, Victoria Street, Cinderford and The Lamb Inn, Gloucester Road, Coleford.

I came across the information regarding The Cock Inn, Blakeney and this reminded me of another old pub in Blakeney, The Travellers Rest. My great uncle Thomas Barnard was the landlord. He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Drybrook and part of the inscription on the monument reads – of The Travellers Rest, Blakeney. Just thought this may be of interest to you.

Best wishes,

Roger Barnard

Landlords at the Travellers Rest include:

1869 William Kynes

1870 John Williams

1891,1897 William Adams

1903 Samuel Morse

1939 Harry Cook

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