The Old Corner Cupboard is a truly old Cotswold stone building dating from at least 1550 when it was rebuilt.  It is architecturally interesting with four large stone buttresses supporting the walls. In one room there is a massive fireplace and another bar boasts stone walls which were taken from the ruins of Winchcombe Abbey. 

The booklet ‘Gloucestershire Inns’, published in 1924, gives the following information: At Winchcombe Ye Olde Corner Cupboard, where a head of Disraeli looks out over the entrance, and where a spring of water rises from the cellar floor, and where vaulted underground passages and much old quaint furniture enables the visitor to imagine himself to live in any almost any age, but the present.’

Courtesy Nick Warner
Courtesy Michael Wilkes

The Old Corner Cupboard is reputedly haunted. There are tales of mysterious footsteps upstairs and a postcard was once seen flying off the wall across the room.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: William Grizzell (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Cheltenham Original Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at Ye Olde Corner Cupboard include:

1891,1903 Willie Richardson

1992 (March) Roddie and Jo MacHugh

1994 Sue and Mike Nash

1997 Ian Thomas and Tony Goring

1998 David Ayre

1999 Alistair and Mari MacPherson

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