REAL ALE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE


This page is part of a prototype web-based CAMRA guide to Gloucestershire pubs.
The pub information has been supplied by the Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Bristol and District
& North Cotswold branches of CAMRA and thus these pages are
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STROUD

ALE HOUSE  See Map
9, John Street, GL5 2HA
Opposite Cornhill Farmers' Market
Tel. Stroud (01453) 755447
e-mail:ng.crofts@gmail.com
COTSWOLD LION Golden Fleece (H)
DARK STAR Hophead (H)
STROUD Budding (H)
GUEST BEER Six Ales (sourced nationally)  (H)

Grade II listed building, a former
nightclub (Bar Nine) and before that
town hall meeting rooms that was
converted into a pub in late November
2012 by a proprietor known for running
Good Beer Guide pubs elsewhere before.
In John Street in the
semi-pedestrianised middle of the town
centre. Entrance is via a long hallway
into the bar area which is a high bar
with white counter top and a brightly
lit back bar showing off the wine and
spirits selection. Equipped with 12
handpumps (6 with swans' necks and 6
without) several of which carry cider.
High ceilings throughout - the one in
the main bar is of glass panels. Seating
is a mix of scrubbed top tables and
upright backed chairs, settees, pews and
pouffes. There are several open fires
for use in most of England's year or so
it seems!! Feels as if it is popular
with the younger crowd in Stroud. Wine
list is provided and simple warm food.
Disabled toilet in ground floor entrance
corridor, Gents and Ladies up a steep
flight of steps from the entrance doors.
Local CAMRA Pub of the Year.

(Stroud)
2015
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


BISLEY HOUSE  See Map
Middle Street, GL5 1DZ
SO8559905055
Sat Nav: 51.744000,-2.209979
5 minutes from town up hill
Tel. Stroud (01453) 766390
website:http://bisleyhousecafe.co.uk/
STROUD Budding (H)
STROUD Organic Ale (H)

A recently refurbished cafe style bar
and eatery with real ales, wines, teas &
coffee. Closed Monday.

(Stroud)
2014
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


BRITISH OAK  See Map
London Road, Bowbridge, GL5 2AY
SO8578204366
Sat Nav: 51.737809,-2.207300
On A419
Tel. Stroud (01453) 766802
STROUD Tom Long (G)
STROUD Budding (G)
WICKWAR BOB (Brand Oak Bitter) (G)

Single-bar free house with games room
area at one end. No loud music, roaring
fire in winter. Close to the Stroudwater
canal. Continually changing guest beer.
Food available at all times.


2009
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


CLOTHIERS ARMS  See Map
1, Bath Road, GL5 3JJ
SO8447404927
Sat Nav: 51.742818,-2.226267
A46
Tel. Stroud (01453) 763801
e-mail:harry.counsell@btconnect.com
website:http://www.clothiersarms.co.uk
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
STROUD Tom Long (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Built in 1880 on the site of an 1840
beer house, this handsome stone building
offers four regional ale pumps plus
Aston Still cider. The spacious interior
is comfortable with three large
chesterfield armchairs close to the
fire. It is a popular pub with families
and locals with a separate pool table
area and restaurant. The attentive staff
keep the level of piped music to an
acceptable level. There's an adventure
playground for the kids.

(Stroud)(93,46)
2010
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


CROSS HANDS  See Map
1, Summer Street, GL5 1NX
SO8574805176
Sat Nav: 51.745091,-2.207826
Tel. Stroud (01453) 763147
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Residential area local on NE side of
town. Good views across the valley to
the Slad road. Near to the Cotswold
Playhouse Theatre.

(Stroud)
1995
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


CROWN & SCEPTRE  See Map
98, Horns Road, GL5 1EG
SO8604204782
Sat Nav: 51.741556,-2.203552
On B4070
Tel. Stroud (01453) 762588
e-mail:roddathomas@yahoo.co.uk
website:http://www.crownandsceptrestroud.com/
STROUD Budding (H)
ULEY Bitter (H)
ULEY Pig's Ear Strong Beer (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (sourced nationally)  (H)

Lively back-street boozer that is at the
heart of its local community-a genuine
free house where Blue Anchor beers are
regular guests. An eclectic mix of
framed prints and posters graces the
walls. A large oak table in a side room
is popular with local groups, including
'Knit and Knatter'. The pub also has its
own motorcycle society. Football, rugby
and cricket matches screened in the back
bar. A terrace to the rear offers
panoramic views over Stroud.

(8,227)
2015
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


DUKE OF YORK  See Map
22, Nelson Street, GL5 2HN
SO8531005117
Sat Nav: 51.744549,-2.214168
Tel. Stroud (01453) 767333
COURAGE Best Bitter (H)

Friendly modest one-bar pub at top end
of town. Light food at lunchtime.
Changing guest beers & various real
ciders. Near Stroud station.

(Stroud)
1995
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


FOUNTAIN INN  See Map
89, Slad Road, GL5 1QZ
SO8562505603
Sat Nav: 51.748927,-2.209625
On B4070
Tel. Stroud (01453) 756711
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

A comfortable single bar lounge. Asian
food served in evenings. Games corner.

(Stroud)
2013
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


GOLDEN FLEECE  See Map
Nelson Street, GL5 2HN
SO8536405077
Sat Nav: 51.744191,-2.213384
Tel. Stroud (01453) 764850
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)

Stroud's jazz and blues pub; jazz plays
quietly in the background and live music
is performed on Thursday evening. The
music is inclined to be louder at
weekends. The pub has one main bar with
two alcoves leading off where musical
instruments and jazz memorabilia
decorate the walls. Customers may play
records of their choice in the upper
alcove. Two coal fires add to the homely
atmosphere. Light lunches during the
week and Sunday lunches also served.
Beer garden. A nearby public car park is
free after 1800 and all day Sunday.

(Stroud)
2013
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


IMPERIAL HOTEL  See Map
Station Road, GL5 3AP
SO8499505159
Sat Nav: 51.744919,-2.218732
Tel. Stroud (01453) 764077
Fax: 01453 751314
e-mail:info@imperialhotelstroud.co.uk
website:http://www.imperialhotelstroud.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

A 300-year old coaching inn with many
period features and the usual hotel
facilities. Thai food a speciality.

(Stroud)
2001
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


LITTLE GEORGE  See Map
21, George Street, GL5 3DP
Tel. Stroud (01453) 750300
e-mail:info@stroudmicropub.co.uk
website:http://www.stroudmicropub.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Beer range varies (G)

Opened in August 2017, this is Stroud's
first micro pub with a wide range of
local beers & ciders. Two rooms with no
recorded music. Open Wednesday-Friday
evening and all day Saturday.

(Stroud)
2017
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


LORD JOHN  See Map
15-17, Russell Street, GL5 3AB
SO8503005139
Sat Nav: 51.744740,-2.218224
Tel. Stroud (01453) 767610
website:http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-lord-john
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
RUDDLES County (H)
GUEST BEER Four Ales (H)

Wetherspoon's sympathetic conversion of
the old post office has produced an
L-shaped bar with a south-facing walled
garden. A comfortable bar with no music
produces a relaxing atmosphere in which
to enjoy the range of ales. There is an
input from the regulars as to the choice
of guest ales from Wetherspoon's list,
giving a greater variety of guests than
in other JDW outlets in Gloucestershire.

(Stroud)
2013
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


OLD NELSON  See Map
Stratford Road, GL5 4AF
SO8476705514
Sat Nav: 51.748104,-2.222050
Near Tesco
Tel. Stroud (01453) 765821
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)

Large comfortable bar in hotel (Premier
Inn) and restaurant.

(Stroud)
2012
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


PRINCE ALBERT  See Map
Rodborough Hill, GL5 3SS
SO8455404481
Sat Nav: 51.738811,-2.225089
Corner of Walkley Hill
Tel. Stroud (01453) 755600
e-mail:info@theprincealbertstroud.co.uk
website:http://www.theprincealbertstroud.co.uk/
OTTER Bitter (H)
STROUD Budding (H)
TIMOTHY TAYLOR Landlord (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced regionally)  (H)

Lively, stone-built Victorian pub
located on the top of Walkley Hill on
the Rodborough and Minchinhampton road
out of Stroud. The pub manages to be
simultaneously bohemian, homely and
welcoming. It has an imaginative colour
scheme and an eclectic mix of furniture
and fittings, including chandeliers. Art
exhibitions and themed nights are held
including quizzes, backgammon, crib,
scrabble, folk music, stand-up comedy,
live bands and even political hustings.
Children and dogs welcome. Bar meals are
served Thursday-Saturday. Closed
lunchtimes Monday to Thursday.


2015
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


QUEEN VICTORIA  See Map
5, Gloucester Street, GL5 1QG
SO8511005347
Sat Nav: 51.746612,-2.217074
Close to Merrywalks Shopping Centre
Tel. Stroud (01453) 762396
GUEST BEER Beer range varies (H)

This imposing building used to be the
Victoria and formerly housed the
Gloucester Street Forge. Records show
that it was owned by the Nailsworth
Brewery in 1891. Cavernous, single-room
town centre pub/sports bar with two pool
tables and regular live bands. Sky
Sports screened throughout the pub and
even outside—there’s a
screen in the covered smoking area in
the front yard. One re-badged house
beer (Dangerfield) and an imaginative
and ever-changing range of three other
ales from micro-breweries up and down
the country, including the likes of
Blindmans, Kelham Island, Otley,
Skinner's and Salopian. Beer festivals
Easter and September. Black Rat cider
sold.

(Stroud)(100 yards from bus station)
2013
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


RETREAT  See Map
28, Church Street, GL5 1JL
SO8522605201
Sat Nav: 51.745302,-2.215388
Tel. Stroud (01453) 750208
e-mail:retreatstroud@hotmail.com
website:http://www.theretreatwinebar.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Single-bar pub in town centre. Lunchtime
food. Closed on Sundays.

(Stroud)
1995
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


SWAN INN  See Map
Swan Lane, GL5 2HF
SO8520705147
Sat Nav: 51.744816,-2.215661
Tel. Stroud (01453) 763917
BASS Draught Bass (H)
MARSTON'S Pedigree (H)
THEAKSTON XB (H)

Comfortable split-level bar in old
(externally) building. Food available
lunch-times but not on Sundays.

(Stroud)
1995
Historical information
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


©Campaign for Real Ale Ltd. 2019.
Comments to Steve Harborne
Last updated on 28/01/2019