The Marlborough Arms was the only Stroud Brewery pub in the town of Cirencester in 1903. The Stroud Brewery Courier announced in June 1948 that ‘Mr J.H.L. Newman, after several years employment finding suitable persons to conduct the Company’s licensed houses, resigned from his position at the end of March, having found a pub for himself, becoming the landlord of the Marlborough Arms in Cirencester. Mr Newman joined the company in June 1929 as a clerk in the Chepstow office, and came to Head Office in 1933. On behalf of the Directors and Staff, the Managing Director presented Mr Newman with a silver tea set, and expressed their best wishes for every success and prosperity in his new venture.’ 

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

The Marlborough Arms is now a great real ale pub and the interior is crammed with interesting brewery signs and memorabilia.

Image: Rob Tough

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Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £11.5s.0d.

Type of license in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £11.5s.0d.

Type of license in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Owner (2005): Punch Taverns

Landlords at the Marlborough Arms include:

1891 Mark Kilminster

1903 Thomas Woodward

1939 Martin F. Kilminster

1948 J.H.L Newman

Sept.1997 – 2008 Charles and Angela Hart (brother and sister)

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