Closing time was at 10 p.m. in 1903. There must have been a steady migration eastwards to Cirencester where the pubs in nearby Gloucester Street closed at 11 p.m.
In the bar there is a made up pub sign showing a monkey sratching its bottom with the title: ‘The Mandrills Arms’.
The pub had a long association with Courages’ Brewery but it was one of the first pubs to be acquired by Archers Brewery of Swindon. It has now been sold by Archers and operates as a free house. A mini beer festival is held at the pub on August Bank Holiday.
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Map Reference: SP 017031
Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Drillmans Arms include:
1891,1903 Joseph Smith
1939 Alfred S. Potter
1989 Brian Law
1999 Richard & Denise Selby