Martin Edwards has compiled a list of Cheltenham pubs in 1844. His research has found a reference to the Horse and Groom at 5 St James Street – a beer house with William Dawes in occupancy.

In the 1885 Kellys directory the address of the Horse and Groom is given as 20, Longdon Place, St. James Street. The Horse and Groom was tied to Mitchell & Butlers of Cape Hill, Birmingham. It was believed to have been on the eastern side of the street, which has now been demolished. St. James Street car park now occupies the site.

Mitchell & Co. Ltd. of Birmingham were the owners of the Horse & Groom in 1891 and 1903. Designated as an ale house it had a comparatively low annual rateable value of £16.0s.0d. during those twelve years.

Landlords at the Horse & Groom include:

1844 William Dawes

1870 Samuel Grinnell

1878 James Lugg

1883 John Nurden

1885 Charles Knight

1891 Joseph Jenkins.

1902,1926 Mrs Emily Draper

1927 Albert Joseph Porter

1939 Ewart F. Tyler

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