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.

Courtesy Nailsworth Town Archives
Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

Map Reference:  SO 858003 (approx)

Licensing Details:

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

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