There is a reference to a licensed premises called the Castle in Quay Street in 1847. Presumably this is the same public house as the Elephant & Castle.
The Elephant & Castle was submitted to the compensation authority for closure on at least two occasions. The ‘Citizen’ reported in March 1906 that the ‘public and family of the tenant used the same sanitary arrangements. At the side of the house was a passage leading to four cottages and the side entrance to the property was fenced off. There were seven licensed houses within 100 yards.’ On 4th March 1913 it was said that there were ’13 licensed premises within 250 yards.’ The Elephant & Castle was tied to Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery, Stroud. It closed on 23rd December 1913.
1879 J. Carter (Upper Quay Lane)
1893 Harriet Manley
1906 F. Alder