the armoury inn - HISTORY

The Armoury was, funnily enough, built as an armoury. It was the arms repository of the 16th (Yeovil) Rifle Volunteer Corps. In 1859 the Corps had a Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign and about sixty other ranks. By 1870 it was occupied by Drill Instructor Symes and his family and in 1908 it was occupied by Sergeant Instructor Thomas Clothier. It is said that powder and ammunition was stored in the cellar. The building was converted to licensed premises, known as the Armoury, in the early 1980's. Now the pub is run by Martin Kotecki who has been the Landlord since 2004.