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 called Princess Royal Cottage.
Map Reference: SO 846044
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