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The Prince Albert Inn is located at the top of Walkley Hill, not far from Rodborough Common. The four gabled stone built corner pub has altered very little since the beginning of the 20th century when it was enlarged by the Stroud Brewery architect P.R. Morley-Harder.
In a 1930 advertisement the Prince Albert Inn offered ‘teas and light refreshments at short notice.’ P.G.Poole was the landlord at the time who supplemented his income by hiring out his ‘high class’ Wolseley saloon for weddings and other social functions.
In May 2001 an attempt was made at the Prince Albert Inn to beat the World record for eating pickled eggs. Painter and decorator Julian Partridge took on the challenge to raise money for charity. He had to eat 50 pickled eggs in three hours to smash the record, but could only manage 30. However, he did raise £400 – an eggcellent attempt!
On the night of Wednesday 6th July 2005 an electrical fault caused a fire to break out at the pub. The building suffered severe smoke damage and much of the bar area was destroyed in the blaze. Fortunately, no one was injured. The pub reopened on November 24th 2005.
The Prince Albert regularly features live music – Glenn Tilbrook, former Squeeze frontman, played there on Friday 9th December 2005.
Map reference: SO 845044
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £15.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £15.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Owner in 2005: Punch Taverns
Landlords at the Prince Albert include:
1891 Henry Walker
1903 Amelia Blanch Cullimore
1919 James Lawson
1927 Mrs Ada Gee
1930 P.G. Poole
1939 Albert Edwin Thomas
1981 Richard Johnson
1997 Graham Stephens
2005,2008 Lottie Lyster