The original Waggon and Horses was a tiny twin gabled alehouse situated in London Road. The address in 1927 is 6 London Road, and latterly 11 London Road (1939 directory)

The pub has been enlarged over the years (possibly even rebuilt). When John Logan took over the Waggon and Horses in 1986 it was tied to Courage Brewery but the freehold was bought in the early 1990’s. It was then free of tie.

The Waggon and Horses purchased by Gibbs Mew of Salisbury in 1997 (although at the time of the acquisition Gibbs Mew were no longer brewing beer and were operating as a pub chain). The business of Gibbs Mew was subsequently acquired by Enterprise Inns in February 1998.

July 2006

In March 2019 an application to Cotswold District Council for change of use from public house to 4 x 2-bed flats and 1 x 1-bed flats and associated demolitions and alterations at The Waggon And Horses London was declined for the following reasons:

‘The loss of the public house and associated holiday accommodation is
considered to be detrimental to the vitality and viability of a part of the
Cirencester Central Area which is rapidly changing. The proposal would
diminish the towns cultural and tourism offerings, without sufficient justification,
which is considered to be contrary to Local Plan Policy S3 and chapter 7 of the

However, despite the planning refusal, the Waggon & Horses closed and the building is now in residential use.

This page will be updated with additional information.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891:  Richard Cole (leased to Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1891: £16.15s.0d.

Type of license in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Richard Cole (leased to Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1903: £16.15s.0d.

Type of license in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Waggon & Horses include:

1820 John Gilding, Dyer Street

1830 John Golding

1840,1856 Richard Cole

1871 Charles Warren (Waggon & Horses Inn, Dyer Street)

1885,1910 John Baston

1913 J.W. Humphreys

1919,1927 John Humphreys

1939 John Thomas Weaver

1986-1997 John Logan

1997,2001 Tony and Rosemarie Darwen

2007 Wendy Daye

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