The Stratford, opposite Stroud Leisure Centre, was a public house that opened on 5th June 1997 on the premises of the old Alpine Lodge Hotel. In June 1999 a new bowling game called Bowlero was installed at the Stratford which consisted of a 30 feet alley made of traditional wood with ten pins fixed on rods. Having completed a turn the pins were automatically reset and the balls returned at the press of a button. No ‘sticker up’ required.

The Stratford was demolished in the Spring of 2005 and new residential flats now occupy the site.

Landlords:

1999 Stuart Elson and Alison Collett (managers)

1999 Jean-Marie Lauzier (owner, Harbour Hotels)

2002 Anthony Graham and Stephen Smart

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