The ex Great Western Railway and the road from Stroud to Cirencester run side by side through St Marys. A railway level crossing at St Marys was called Queens Head, taking its name from the nearby pub. The Queens Head was tied to Cripps & Sons, Cirencester Brewery.
In Edwardian times Chalford was an excellent place for beer drinking with beers from the Cirencester Brewery, Brimscombe Brewery, Godsell’s Brewery, Tetbury Brewery, Nailsworth Brewery and the Stroud Brewery all available within a small area. The Queens Head is listed in the 1939 Kelly’s Gloucestershire directory, but I have found no later references.
The property is now a private residence called Queens Head.
Map Reference: SO 887023
Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery (Cripps & Sons)
Rateable value in 1891: £8.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery (Cripps & Sons)
Rateable value in 1903: £8.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Landlords at the Queens Head include:
1885,1902 John Jones
1903,1906 Mrs Mary Ann Jones
1919 Edward Hill
1927 William Andrew Whale
1939 Archibald Frederick Tombs