The Box Inn became a private house in 1967. The property is now called Box Inn Cottage. In Wilfred Merrett’s book ‘Pubs of the old Stroud Brewery’ he mentions that in the summer of 1943 the landlord of the Box Inn put down a wooden skittle alley at the back of his house for the benefit of the American GIs who were encamped in large numbers near Minchinhampton.
Map Reference: SO 858003 (approx)
Rateable Value 1891: £9.10s.0d.
Type of license in 1891: Full
Owner in 1891: George Playne, Forwood Brewery, Minchinhampton
Rateable Value 1903: £9.10s.0d.
Type of license in 1903: Full – Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Box Inn include:
1856 J. Hodges
1885, 1891 Philip Harrison
1902,1906 William Harrison
1919 Mrs Anna Sheppard
1927 John Wellington
1939 Walter C.B. Churchley