Cherington is just over three miles to the north of Tetbury and about a mile and a half east of Avening. The beer house detailed below was licensed to sell off sales only. It is likely that the premises (unnamed in the 1891 and 1903 licensing books) later became fully licensed as the Yew Tree. (to be confirmed)

Map Reference: ST 904987 (approx)

Licensing Details – Unnamed off-licence

Owner in 1891: Luke Lowsley (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £10.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse (off sales only)

Owner in 1903: Jesse Hall

Rateable value in 1903: £10.7s.6d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse (off sales only)

Closing time in 1903:

Landlord:

1891,1903  Jesse Hall

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The Yew Tree Inn overlooked the valley and the Cherington Pond. It was described in the 1978 and 1980 editions of ‘Real Ale in Gloucestershire’ as a “small village pub with garden”. Wadworth 6X was sold on hand pump. Rather alarmingly I have ‘ticked’ the pub in my real guide indicating that I must have drunk there – but I have absolutely no recollection of the Yew Tree Inn whatsoever!

The Yew Tree changed its name to the Cherington.

The Cherington Inn was put up for sale by auction on Friday, 7th October, 1988 at 6pm. The particulars of sale noted that it was a freehold property with vacant possession which was ideal for residential use. (subject to planning approval). Whilst offering enormous potential to the private purchaser or developer. The property was described as an early 18th century Cotswold house. Listed Grade II, opposite the village green.

The Cherrington is believed to have closed in April 1989. The property is now residential and is called Yew Tree House.

Map Reference: ST 904987 (approx)

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