The Queens Head, at the southern end of Whelford, was purchased by the Cirencester Brewery on 18th April 1913.
If you stand at the eastern end of the two mile runway at R.A.F. Fairford waiting patiently for American B52 bombers to land you will be on the same spot as the Queens Head! The pub was demolished in 1950 to make way for the extension of the runway.
Map Reference: SU 165984
Owner in 1891: Mary Ann Poole (leased Cirencester Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Mary Ann Poole (leased Cirencester Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Owner in 1913: Cirencester Brewery
Landlords at the Queens Head include:
1885 John Hitchings Poole
1891 Henry Bond
1902,1906 Mary Ann Poole
1919 William Strange
1927 Harry Coole
1939 William Hy. Griffin
1940’s Mrs Giles