The Stroud News & Journal’ reported on 12th February 1904: Stroud Police Licensing Session. James Boulton Biggs, Superintendant: “I have called the attention of the Stroud Brewery Company to the dilapidated condition of the Horse and Groom and the Globe beerhouses, situate at the Lower Leazes, Stroud, which I visited on 15th Jan. 1904. These houses adjoin each other and it would be a considerable advantage if certain structural alterations were made to them. It would be a still greater improvement from every point of view if these very small beerhouses, which are owned by the same firm, could be turned into one good house.”
In the licensing sessions of the same year Stroud Brewery offered to surrender the ante 1869 beerhouse licenses of the Globe Inn and the Horse & Groom on the condition that the bench would grant a full license to a new house built on the same spot.’
The 1996 version of ‘Real Ale in Gloucestershire’ described the pub as a ‘local overlooking valley. Enthusiastic landlord. Live music on alternate Fridays. Look out for extended choice of real beers.’ The beers listed in the guide were Draught Bass, Federation Best Bitter and Smiles Bristol Stout. The Horse & Groom has since been converted into a house.
The ‘new’ Horse & Groom called last orders for the final time in 1998.
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Horse & Groom include:
1891,1903 George Hogg
1919 William Scanlan
1927 Thomas Bradshaw
1939 Alfred Albert Mace
1960-1969 Phil & Eileen Allan (moved to the Crown Inn, Paganhill)
1985 Arthur Davies