My wife and I called at The New Inn for lunch after a business meeting in Gloucester. We saw it down an alley, and visited speculatively on that basis. It is clearly an old building, and there are some boards in the entrance-way that tell its history - including the visit of Lady Jane Grey (the Queen of England and Ireland for nine days in July 1553).
Within the site / complex is a coffee shop, a hotel, a night club and a bar. There used to be a brewery (Pilgrim's Brewery) but this is now closed. We ordered drinks and lunch in the bar and ate in the pleasant centre-courtyard.
EVERYTHING looks tired, including the carpets, toilets and staff. It all seems well-beyond its sell-by date. That said, our keg beer, cider and our sandwich lunch were OK (average / nothing special).
For us, this is the type of asset that requires investment. It has great opportunity and a great location, but today, this is mainly unfulfilled.More
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