The Victoria Inn straddles the boundary between Hucclecote and Brockworth. It is actually nearer to Brockworth than Hucclecote. Owned by Jaynes & Scholey in 1891 (no details) it had passed to Ind Coope & Co’s Burton Brewery by 1903.

The First World War saw the building of an aerodrome and aircraft works at Brockworth and the Gloucester tramway system was extended. Because of the wartime shortage of materials, the track and overhead equipment were removed from the Westgate section for re-use on the Brockworth section. In the summer of 1922 a regular service was started to the Victoria Hotel, Brockworth. However, traffic was light and the extension was abandoned on October 1st 1924.’

The Citizen: Saturday February 9th, 1985 – No to live pub music: If the Victoria Inn was allowed to have live music and entertainment Hucclecote parish councillors fear nearby residents would suffer from the noise. At the council meeting Mrs Anne Wjker-Dyson pointed out that there was residential property very close to the inn, on both sides and at the back. Council clerk, David Mills, said there was considerable live entertainment in the area already – at the Pineholt Club, the Flying Machine, the British Legion Club, Cross Hands. ICI Fibres and Hucclecote Community Centre.

But council member David Stapleton was concerned that by not having an entertainment licence the Victoria Inn may be adversely affected to the point of closing. Council Chairman Graham Melville-Smith disagreed and said the place was well patronised, and Mr George MacGregor said the licence would increase the trade. Mr. Melville-Smith said Tewkesbury Borough Council had received objections from residents of Hucclecote and the parish council must support the parishioners.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
The Victoria 2009

Licensing Details:

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1891: Jaynes & Scholey (free from brewery tie)

Rateable Value in 1903: £51.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Ind Coope & Co, Burton on Trent

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owners in 2005: Punch Taverns

Landlords at the Victoria Inn include:

1891 James Downham

1903 Daniel William Sperry

1927 Frederick James Hawker

1936 J.W.Timms (listed as Ye Old Victoria Inn)

1939 Thomas Maurice Wilce

1957 Hubert Kenneth Richards

1997 Barry Pictor

2003 Peter and Christine Sheeny

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