The Plasterers Arms, Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Wednesday 24th June 2015
The books say that you cannot miss the Plasterers Arms in Winchcombe as it stands on the busy main road. When we called there, they had dug the main road up and to get to the pub you had to fight your way through belching tarmac spreaders and bobbing JCB diggers. It was worth it, however (in truth, few pubs aren't), as it is a friendly enough place with a range of real ales and non bank-breaking dishes. The "Arms" referred to - and reproduced on the inn sign - are the coat of arms of the Worshipfull Company Of Plaisterers and a plaisterer was nothing more or less than a plasterer (albeit a posh sounding one). The Worshipful Company go back to the sixteenth century and the old inn to the seventeenth. The thoroughly enjoyable pint of HPA (Hereford Pale Ale) probably only went back a few weeks but was none the less refreshing.