The New Inn
A rather impressive 13th century thatched inn with white washed old cob walls it is now Grade II listed. It was once a monks’ retreat or hospice and one seems to have taken a fancy to staying on here. Locals knew Sebastian as a great roamer of the inn. He visited guests in their bedrooms. As he perambulates, deep chills and doors bang behind him follow him. Charles 1st came through Coleford on his way to Bow in July 1644, and spent one night in the village. It may well be that he stayed at this inn as there is a record of him reviewing his troops from Spencer Cottage. This cottage is still standing in the village and is next door to the New Inn.