Public House at Oddington

On 24/5/08 I met Mrs Cynthia Lambourne in the churchyard – she and her husband Len were researching family history. Her ancestors, Reuben and Hannah Wise, were licencees of the pub in Oddington. When Reuben dies Hannah continued to run the pub until she died at age of 91. (1841 census shows Hannah, age 90, occupation publican).

Their information is that pub burnt down in 1800’s. When they visited Oddington about 2 years ago a woman, who was house-sitting for her son, told them that the pub was on the site of the son’s house. There were cobblestones outside, which were said to be part of the original site. In the house she had a picture of the burnt out pub. They could not remember where this house was.

From anecdotal evidence my understanding is that the pub was known as The Red Lion and was located on the corner between Logg Farm Cottage and Otteley.


Nigel Lambert