Gloucester Journal April 1870 – Alfred Voyce and Elizabeth Stinchcombe were charged with being drunk and refusing to leave the Lamb public house, when requested to do so. Thomas Smith, the landlord, said the defendant came to his house the worse for drink, and called for some beer, which they were served. They subsequently became so noisy that he requested them to leave, but they refused, and he called in the assistance of the police. Mr Griffin said: “The defendants were arrested on suspicion of stealing a ring from a man named Smith with whom they had been drinking, but was afterwards found under the leg of a table.” PC Dadds said he was called in by the landlord, and requested the defendant to leave the house. They were both the worse for drink. The male defendant struck at him, and the way to the police station he kicked him. The woman was discharged; Voyce was sentenced to seven days imprisonment.
Gloucester Journal: January 6th 1877 – Louisa Kendall and Jane Byett, who went drinking in The Lamb Inn after their homes in St Mary’s Square were flooded, became drunk and disorderly there and were each fined 10s. by the City Magistrates.
Gloucester Journal: 18th October 1884: The Association for the Prosecution of Felons (established for over 50 years) held their annual dinner at the Lamb Inn. There were about 60 tradesmen of the town and neighbourhood present.
Landlords at the Lamb Inn include:
1830 Richard Dobbin
1856,1859 Charles Dobbins
1970 Thomas Smith
1879,1885 Joseph Collett