The Railway Inn took its name from the Midland Railway Stonehouse to Nailsworth branch line which ran a few hundred yards to the south of the pub. A short Stroud branch line, terminating at Wallgate Station, left the Stonehouse to Nailsworth branch just to the east of Dudbridge station. The Stroud branch opened in November 1885. The Stroud branch line closed for passenger traffic in 1949 and for goods in 1966.

The Railway Inn stood on the junction of Dudbridge Road and Dudbridge Hill, just above the site of the present day Sainsbury’s Supermarket.

Note the railway semaphore signal to the left of the pub.

The Railway Inn changed its name to the Junction in the early 1990’s. It closed down late in 1999, after a few turbulent years.  The Junction reopened for a short period of time in 2000 as a popular live music venue, but then closed for good.

 The old Railway Inn was demolished in July 2003. Thirteen one bedroom flats have since been built on the site. A railway semaphore signal, which was a feature of the pub, was reinstated in the new housing development.

Map Reference: SO 838045

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903:

Landlords at the Railway Inn / Junction Inn include:

1885 John Freeman

1891,1927 Thomas Henry Stephens

1939 Frank Keen

1981,1993 John Brown

1997 Perry Harber

1998 David Crighton

1999 Huw Benjamin

2000 Stan White and Sally Gregg

2000 (Dec)  Maureen (Junction Inn)

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