Whitbread Leisure applied for planning permission to build a new Brewers Fayre pub and restaurant and a 48 bedroom Travel Inn on the Gloucester Business Park in 2004. At this time the Cross Hands in Brockworth was also a Brewers Fayre pub.
Permission was granted and the £3.5 million development was opened on October 31st 2005. The pub is named after Frank Whittle, inventor of the Jet Engine. It was from Brockworth on 8th April 1941 that the first jet aircraft flew. The Gloster E28/39 piloted by PEG Sayer, lifted off the ground while on a taxi trial.