The Duke of York is a 19th century Cotswold stone building. The pub was named after the Lords of the Manor, the Mortimers, who were Dukes of York. The Duke of York was described in the 1980 edition of CAMRA’s ‘Real Ale in Gloucestershire’ as a ‘friendly village pub in depths of village. Narrow roads make it hard to find.’ Whitbread P.A. and Bitter were served on hand pump.
The Citizen. Wednesday, June 12th, 1991 – Pubs for sale. Six more pubs have been added to the Whitbread brewery for sale list. The pubs are being sold in response to Government requirements following the monopolies and mergers commission report. Whitbread have named the following Gloucestershire pubs which will be sold: Duke of York, Chalford Hill, Stroud; New Red Lion, Chalford Stroud; Plough Inn, Corse Lawn, Staunton; Rising Sun, Ruspidge; Royal Foresters, Littledean Hill, Cinderford; Yeoman Hotel, Southgate Street, Gloucester.
Map Reference: SO 897029
Owner in 1891: Marchioness De Lastyrie (leased Stroud Brewery)
Rateable value in 1891: £10.7s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £10.7s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Landlords at the Duke of York include:
1856 T. Hawkins
1885 Jasper Couldrey
1891 Edgar Arnold
1899 Thomas Mabbett
1902,1903 Abraham Bromley Johnson
1906 Edward John Giffard
1919 Robert C. Plank
1927 John Hy. Crook (to British Oak before WW2)
1939 Ernest O. Land