Stroud Brewery acquired the Drovers Arms in 1888. The annual rateable value of the Drovers Arms in 1891 is given as £22.10s.0d which included four acres, three roods and thirty seven poles!
The inn was still trading in 1959 when a motorist was threatened with court action for failing to pay damages of £6.10s.0d. after hitting a projecting ornamental lamp.
The building is now a private house called the Drovers just to the north of Cambridge on the A38 Gloucester road. There are high leylandii trees obscuring the view of the property from the road. It is believed that a West Country Ales ceramic plaque is still in situ covered by foliage.
Map Reference: SO 752041
Rateable Value in 1891: £22.10s.0d (included just over four acres of land )
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £11.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Drovers Arms include:
1891 Frank Hobbs
1903 Charles Pegler
1939 Francis Pegler