The George Inn was purchased by the Stroud Brewery from the Berkeley Estate in January 1945. However, Stroud Ales had been served at the George for many years before that under a leasing agreement.
The landlord in the early 1960’s, Cyril Tom Cooper, was a very talented pianist who ran the Dixie Cooper dance band. He died in October 1926.
The George Inn is still trading and owned by Quality Inns
Map Reference: SO 750040
Rateable Value in 1891: £23.10s.0d. (which included three acres, nil roods and twenty poles!)
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1891: Lord Fitzhardinge (leased Stroud Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1903: £23.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Lord Fitzhardinge (leased Stroud Brewery)
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the George Inn include:
1856 C. Carter
1885 Henry Matthews
1891 Thomas Tudor
1902,1906 Orlando Workman
1919,1939 Roland Workman (Rowland Workman in 1939)
1986,1988 Ray Whiteley
1997 Nick Card (manager)
2000 Jane Hill (manager)