Public Houses

Past & Present

  1. Angel, 5 Oxford Street
  2. Barley Mow, 21 St. Mary’s Street
  3. Bath Arms, 40 Horsefair
  4. Bear Inn, 53 Lower High street
  5. Bell Hotel (Castle Inn), Abbey Row
  6. Black Horse Inn, Burton Hill
  7. Black Swan, 14 High Street
  8. Bolton’s Barm & Bearshop, 22 Gloucester Street
  9. Borough Arms, 7 Oxford Street
  10. Brewery Tap, 34 Cross Hayes
  11. Butcher’s Arms, 38 Gloucester Street
  12. Castle Inn, site of (Weavers Arms), 82 The Triangle
  13. Crown & Ball, 34 High Street
  14. Duke of York, Holloway
  15. Flying Monk Inn, site of (Railway Hotel), 120 Gloucester Road
  16. George Hotel, 20 High Street
  17. Green Dragon, 6 Market Cross
  18. Greyhound Inn, site now (Smoking Dog), 62 Lower High Street
  19. Griffin, 12-16-18 High Street
  20. Guildhall, 9 Oxford Street
  21. King Athelstan Inn, Cross Hayes
  22. Knoll House Hotel, Swindon Road
  23. King’s Arms Hotel, 29 High Street
  24. Lamb Inn, 63 Gloucester Road
  25. Light (The Light), Bristol Street/Road
  26. Oddfellows Inn, 49 The Triangle
  27. Plough Inn, 12 Foxley Road
  28. Prince & Princess, site now (Whole Hog), 8 Market Cross
  29. Railway Hotel, site became (Flying Monk Inn), 120 Gloucester Road
  30. Railway Inn, 107 Gloucester Road
  31. Red Lion Inn, 2 High Street
  32. Rose & Crown, 102 Lower High Street
  33. Salutation, Cross Hayes Lane
  34. Saracens Head, Holloway
  35. Shoe (The Shoe), Cross Hayes Lane
  36. Smoking Dog, site of (Greyhound Inn), 62 Lower High Street
  37. Suffolk Arms, Tetbury Hill
  38. Three Cups Inn, The Triangle
  39. Three Horse Shoes, Oxford Street
  40. Travellers Rest Inn, 1 West Street
  41. Unicorn, 92 Lower High Street
  42. Victoria FC Club House, Gloucester Road
  43. Volunteer Inn, 133 Lower High Street
  44. Weavers Arms, site became (Castle Inn), 82 The Triangle
  45. Westport Tavern, The Triangle
  46. White Horse Inn, 52 Lower High Street
  47. White Lion Inn, 8 Gloucester Street
  48. White Swan, 41 Lower High Street
  49. Whole Hog site of (Prince & Princess), 8 Market Cross
  50. XXX Inn, Market Cross

All the above pubs, inns and hotels not highlighted bold and the two below, have either been demolished or converted to other businesses or houses. For further details visit the link at the bottom of the page for Shops & Businesses.

I have heard it said, that in the history of all these ale houses, public houses, inns and hotels, no more than 17 existed all together at the same time.

The following two pubs are often included in other peoples lists but are not strictly Malmesbury pubs as the Coopers Arms was nearer Brokenborough than Malmesbury and the Royal Oak was on the Common nearer Foxley than Malmesbury.

  1. Coopers Arms, on the Tetbury Road just before the Brokenborough junction.
  2. Royal Oak (Slappy Arms), Off the road just leading into Foxley
16 August, 2017
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