The Bridge Inn was a Cotswold stone pub near the Stroudwater canal at Dudbridge. It was one of the few pubs in the Stroud area to sell traditional beer in 1977. The beer was the ubiquitous Whitbread PA and it was served by handpump. I regret to say that I can recall little about the Bridge Inn except that it was quite basic in character. After it closed it lay derelict for a few years before it was demolished in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. I seem to remember that there was a ‘West Country Ales’ painted sign on the outside wall. It was on the right hand side of the road heading south from the Cainscross roundabout towards the Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Map Reference: SO 835047
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Bridge Inn include:
1891 Joseph Smith
1903 George Newcombe
1907 Henry Gay
1927 Joseph W. Simmonds
1939 Alfred Blanch