The Queens Head was listed at 11 Watermoor Road in a 1919 directory. The present day address is 34 Watermoor Road.

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Wilts and Glos Standard, 24th March 2005 – Drinker banned after pub assault: A drinker who upset pub customers was given a community rehabilitation order after admitting criminal damage and assault. Magistrates heard the man, of Akeman Court, Cricklade Street, had been drinking at the Queens Head pub in Cirencester on 6th February this year. The prosecution heard that the man had become intoxicated to the point where the landlord refused to serve him. The defendant became agitated and started arousing the attention of other customers. One customer tried to stop the man picking up some tobacco belonging to her boyfriend but the defendant grabbed her by the wrist causing her discomfort. As he left the pub he hit a window, cracking the pane of glass.

The man was given a 12 months community rehabilitation order and was banned from entering the Queens Head. He was ordered to pay compensation of £76.05 to the Queens Head.

Wilts and Glos Standard – Man steals cash with a screwdriver: A man, 35, used a screwdriver to steal money from a pub pool table, Cheltenham Magistrates heard. The defendant, of Fillingham Close, Birmingham, admitted using a screwdriver to steal the cash box, which contained £60.50p in 50 pence pieces from the Queens Head pub in Cirencester on 16th January. He was caught when a customer called police after he saw the man using a screwdriver to remove the cash box. The man was released on bail and will appear before Cheltenham Magistrates on March 21st 2007.

Wilts & Glos Standard, 18th September 2008 – Queen’s Head closes: A Cirencester pub has become the latest victim of the industry’s slowdown, closing its doors to customers. The Queens Head on Watermoor Road shut this week. The landlord is believed to have been struggling financially for some time.

A spokesman for Enterprise Inns, the brewery which owns the pub, said it was hopeful it could be reopened in the near future. Clifford Hilditch, district councillor for the Watermoor ward, said: “It is always sad when the pubs close, but it is typical of the country at large – they are closing wholesale at the moment. It’s nice to have a choice of pubs.”

The Queens Head closed in September 2008.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of license in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.

Type of license in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Queens Head include:

1871,1910 Edwin Cole

1913 S.J. Cole

1919,1939 Wilfred Keylock

1995 Juliet Day

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