The annual rateable value of the Princess Royal was £11.0s.0d. in 1891 and 1903, closing at 10 p.m. The pub was only fifty yards or so away from the Prince Albert at Rodborough. John Rogers contacted me in January 2008 and told me that he could remember drinking at the Princess Royal: “It was just like walking into someone’s front room. It had an off-licence attached that was open when the pub was closed.” The Princess Royal closed about 1966.

The building is now a private house Greystones.

Gloucester Citizen, Monday 4th October 1943 – Rodborough Collection: As a result of a competition and collection at the Princess Royal Inn, Rodborough, by Miss Olga Holder, the sum of £4.10s. has been sent to the Red Cross and St. John P.O.W. Fund.

Gloucester Citizen, Friday 25th September 1998. Deaths – Barnard: Olga Vera Barnard, of Park Road, Stonehouse. Formerly landlady of The Bridge Inn, Dudbridge and The Princess Royal, Rodborough. Peacefully on Tuesday 22 September 1998, aged 74 years. Wife of the late Reginald Barnard. Funeral service at Gloucester Crematorium on Tuesday 29th September at 3.30pm.

Courtesy Richard Ecclestone
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Map Reference:  SO 846044

Licensing Details:

Rateable Value 1891: £11.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable Value 1903: £11.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Closing time in 1903: 10 pm

Landlords at the Princess Royal include:

1891 Matilda Cooksey

1903 Francis William Ashenford

1939 Charles William Holder

1957-1970 Reg Barnard

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