The Victoria Inn is still trading in the centre of the village, facing the road from Southrop. The 16th century Victoria Inn was once tied to the Cirencester Brewery. The Cirencester Brewery already owned the Victoria Inn when the brewery became a Limited Company in 1888. It later became a Simonds pub before the ownership passed to the Courage Brewery.
Arkell’s Kingsdown Brewery of Stratton St. Margarets, Swindon bought the Victoria Inn from Courages in 1976.
The Citizen: 21st October, 1981 – Drawing Pensions at the Pub? Regulars at the Victoria Inn in the Cotswold village of Eastleach Turville may soon be drawing pensions as well as pints. The landlord of the pub had applied for the vacant post of sub-postmaster in the village. Mr George Clark, the Head Postmaster, told a meeting of the City’s Post Office Advisory Committee that there could have been difficulties as the post office must be able to people of all ages. But the post office services would be dispensed from the off-licence part of the pub and children would not have to go through the bar.
Map Reference: SP 198052
Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Victoria Inn include:
1856 R. Shellam
1885 Robert Kibble
1891 William Pinnock
1902, 1919 Albert Bowles
1927,1939 Albert Edward Spires
1998 (Oct) Philippa Jenkinson and Stephen Reeves
2000 Steven and Susan Richardson