The Crown and Anchor was a creeper-clad building just to the east of the Globe Inn. The Stroud Brewery owned the Crown and Anchor and in 1928 it had stabling and a bowling green. It was converted to a medical centre/ Doctors surgery in January 1998.

Courtesy Stonehouse History Group

The following is an extract from the Gloucestershire Chronicle dated February 26th 1870:

Conservative Dinner. On Monday evening the members of the Stonehouse branch of the Stroud Working Men’s Conservative Association had their annual dinner at the Crown and Anchor Hotel. Dinner was served in a capital style by host Mabbett. Among those present were Reverend P.E.S. Holland and E. Braund. The usual loyal toasts were given and duly responded to, and speeches were delivered by several of the gentlemen. Great praise being given to Mr J. Bawdwen, whose entiring endeavours in the Conservative cause have been means of spreading the members of this branch and association to upwards of a 100 members. The room was prettily decorated and on the walls were well executed mottoes ‘Hoorah for the Bonnets of Blue’, ‘Law and True’, ‘Nil Desperandum’ – which have been given by the Conservative ladies of Stonehouse

In 1976 the licensee, Martin Morris, introduced regular live music sessions at the Crown & Anchor. Sunday night Jazz sessions became very popular often showcasing traditional New Orleans style Jazz.

Image Courtesy Dave Kirby

Bristol VR (FDV 780N) outside the old Crown and Anchor, March 2024 (Courtesy Mike Ede. Stroud R.E. Group)

Licensing Details:

Rateable Value in 1891: £34.0s.0d.

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Rateable Value in 1903: £59.10s.0d.

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Crown & Anchor include:

1830 Joshua Bellamy

1856 J. Rea

1870, 1885 Ambrose Mabbett

1891 Richard Townson

1903 Elizabeth Townson

1906 William Robert Hopkins

1919 Mrs Frances Bessie Bryant

1927 John W. Andrews

1976,1979 Martin Morris

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