The Horse & Drill was previously called the Drillmans Arms. Numbered 2 Siddington Road in 1939. The pub was once on the main road from Gloucester to Swindon.

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The Horse and Drill closed in 1974 because the new dual carriageway linking the northern and southern bypasses was scheduled to be constructed on the site of the pub. However, although the road was built the Horse and Drill remained at the truncated end of Watermoor Road.

It became the Cotswold District Council Social Club but has recently closed.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891:  Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £12.15s.0d

Type of license in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £12.15s.0d

Type of license in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Horse & Drill include:

1871 Thomas Hemsley

1885 George Parrott

1889,1891  William Henry Hale

1902 Annie Hale (Mrs)

1903,1906 Henry James Harper

1906 Henry James Harper

1913 H. Harper

1919 Geo. Lawrence

1927 Hy. A. Robinson

1939,1949 W.G.Tranter

1960’s John Spakman (exact tenancy dates unknown)

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