The Citizen: Friday December 2nd, 1983 – Forging into the video age: The latest electronic wizardry has been built into an old blacksmiths forge at Stroud which re-opened last night as a night spot after a massive face lift. Thousands of pounds have been spent on converting the old metal works at the Victoria pub in Gloucester Street, owned by the Dangerfield family for more than 100 years. The forge has been re-equipped with high technology video and hi-fi systems complete with giant screen and overhead projector. Licensee Mr Peter Gamble said, “Our aim is to provide the best of modern entertainment side by side with a traditional pub atmosphere.” The forge has been transformed with oak beams and a unique overhead gallery where customers can watch themselves and visiting musicians, on the massive video screen.
Rob and Pam Thom transformed the Queen Victoria – a pub that had actually closed in the mid 1990’s – to a thriving real ale and live music venue.
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Owner in 1891: Clissold & Son, Nailsworth Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £28.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Nailsworth Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £22.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Queen Victoria include:
1891,1903 Thomas Dangerfield
1939 John H. Dangerfield
1987 Rowan Cooke
1985 Peter and Val Gamble
1997 David Blackwell and Alison Powell
1998, 2001 Rob Thom and Pam Brown
2002, 2008 Pam Thom