The Double Gloucester, on the main road from Gloucester to Cheltenham, opened on 15th December 1937 by the Stroud Brewery Company. It was named the Double Gloucester to perpetuate the name of one of the most famous products in the county – Double Gloucester Cheese. The pub was built on the site of a grand, red brick Victorian house called Colebridge House.

March 1949
Courtesy Peckhams of Stroud archives.

The Citizen, Friday 29th May 1987 – Banks gets the call: Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has been booked by Whitbread Severn Inns to officially open the Double Gloucester in Cheltenham Road next Wednesday evening.

At a cost of £200,000, the pub has been completely re-designed and redecorated, with a special section for families, a large garden with children’s play equipment and a high standard food service.

The Double Gloucester has closed and the building is now in residential use.


1937,1949 Arthur Malcolm Humphrey

1957 Albert Rt. Payne

2001 Samantha Green (manager)

2006 James Green

2008 (April) Chris Epps and Lee Cox

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