4 Russell Street in 1939 directory. The Foresters Arms stood a few yards up from the Railway Hotel.
The Foresters Arms closed in the early 1970’s.
John Rogers emailed me in January 2008 and told me that the Foresters Arms was a “very rough pub, much favoured by Nailsworth lads coming into Stroud on Friday and Saturday nights. There were occasionally big late night fights with the Stroudies”.
The building is still there and is now converted into a shop with nothing to indicate that it was once a pub.
Owner in 1891: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £24.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £25.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Foresters Arms include:
1891 Thomas Mutton
1903 Julia Mutton
1939 Albert William Birt
1939 (approx) – late 1950’s Harold Bird. Harold’s brother George Wesley Bird was licensee of the Malakoff Inn in Thrupp (1952-1956)