The Golden Ball has been selling Donnington Ales for well over a century.

Courtesy Derek Arthurs

Gloucestershire Echo, 1st January 1932 – Licence ban removed: Walter Henry Newman, of the Golden Ball, Lower Swell, applied at Stow Pety Sessions yesterday for the removal of the suspension of his motor-driving licence was which suspended on 24th June. Since the suspension, Seargeant Hallam stated, Mr Newman’ conduct had been entirely satisfactory, and he was instructed to offer no objection to the application. The Bench granted the application on payment of court costs.

Image: Gloucestershire Echo

Image: Gloucestershire Echo

August 2012

Map Reference: SP 175255

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Alfred Sartoris (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £8.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Mark Fenwick (leased Richard Iles Arkell, Donnington Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Golden Ball include:

1891 Charles Forty

1903 Henry Halford

1931,1932 Walter Henry Newman

1939 Tom Whitehouse

1987 Steve Aldridge

1997 (June) Peter and Pat Heads

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