Ludlow Green is a tiny hamlet immediately to the south of Ruscombe, near Randwick. It is about two miles to the north-west of Stroud.
John Powell emailed in September 2006 and told me that his maternal grandmother, Myra Steele, was the daughter of Jasper Steele who built his own pub and brewed his own beer at what was later called the Ludlow Green Inn. He believed that Jasper’s son, Reubin Steele, was running the pub from about 1881. The family sold the pub to Godsell’s Brewery.
The Ludlow Green Inn enjoyed pleasant views over the valley towards Whiteshill. The Stroud Brewery Courier reported in September 1952 that the Ludlow Green Inn had won the Cribbage Knock-out for the 1952 season. The cribbage team at the pub were “runners up” in 1951.
The Ludlow Green Inn closed around 1970-1971. The lack of car parking no doubt led to its demise. It is now a private residence
Map reference: SO 071831
Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Rateable value in 1891:
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Ludlow Green Inn include:
1881 Reubin Steele
1891 Thomas Niblett Pollard
1903 Fanny Pollard
1927 Frank E. Cratchley
1939 Francis C. Mills
1960’s Stanley and Beryl Reid