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.

Courtesy Nick Warner
Courtesy Michael Wilkes.
Courtesy Michael Wilkes

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Map Reference: SU 223991

Licensing Details:

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

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