13th century inn on the Thames, originally the alms house of a priory dissolved in 1472. An old photograph shows the pub with the sign ‘Bowlys Entire’ (no ‘e’) prominent. The Trout Inn had a long association with the Courage Brewery.
Ian Manners, the landlord of the Trout Inn between 1977 and 1986, is a successful writer of political thrillers.
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Map Reference: SU 223991
Owner in 1891: A.R & W.S. Prideau of Goldsmiths Hall, London (leased Stroud Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1891: £26.11s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: R.B. Bowley, North Wilts Brewery, Swindon
Rateable Value in 1903: £26.11s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Trout Inn include:
1840’s Benjamin Hodges
1856 J. Willesdon
1885,1906 Daniel Bowyer
1919 Mrs Bowyer
1927,1939 James Ayliffe
1977-1986 Ian Manners
1989,2007 Bob and Penny Warren