New Inn Needwood
New Inn Needwood
THE NEW INN was formally an 18th century Coaching Inn and farmhouse combined, Providing accommodation and nourishment for the weary travellers passing through what was once Needwood Forest. The B5017 was one of the main routes passing through the Forest heading due north up through Uttoxeter and Stafford. Records show that this was a Mail Coach stop along the route.
New Inn Needwood and the loss of the forest
The dis-forestation started happening around 1801. and took around 20 years to complete. For a full history click on the link below or visit the Needwood Forest Page
Here’s an Old Photo of the New Inn from 1911. We believe it’s Alfred Macey the landlord and his 3 sons
Seeing fit to continue with the motorcycle tradition laid down by Mr Albert Lacy.
New Inn Needwood Supporting Local Charities
New Inn Needwood. The Days are over for the New Inn as an Hostelry
Records show an Inn on this site from around 1760. Then named the Moseley Arms. A true age of the building could be seen by its still intact Bakers Oven in the corner of the restaurant. And the long forgotten third floor, with its old wooden doors and ornate wooden locks; The larder room with its numerous hooks for hanging game from the ceiling, and the elaborate network of strings and pulleys below the floor boards which operated the bell ringers, are just another reminder of its history.
Just to add another little note. The pub was owned by the Bass Family who lived in Rangemore. Way back in the day it only had a six day licence. This was to allow the locals and farm workers to attend church on a Sunday without distraction. Up until the 1950’s, the pub was also the farm house. It was at the appointment of Joby Harrison in the 1950’s, Who took on New Inn farm, With his instructions to the Bass family that he didn’t want the pub, The bass family were going to de-licence it. Joby objected to this, as it would cause outrage to the locals. So a compromise was established, and New Inn Farm was built next door. The pub was then separated from the farm and became part of the Bass Pub Group.
The New Inn, situated 4 miles west of Burton On Trent, and 3 miles north of Barton Under Needwood
Barry & Gail retired from the New Inn in September 2014 after 21 years of looking after this fine building. Sadly, The New Inn is now closed. Sold numerous times at auction and allowed to go derelict. It has finally been bought by a developer and is in the process of being transformed into Apartments.
Many thanks go to Marchington I.T Computer Solutions for producing this web site to celebrate the New Inn and her long history.
And to JT Classic Stainless, Classic Bike Parts UK. Who supported our Sunday Biker BBQ’s over the many years.
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