Referred to the Ducie Arms in 1856.

An advertisement in Symonds 1907 directory reads:

‘First class house for boarding residents in the most picturesque part of Gloucestershire. Excellent catering and capital accommodation for visitors, picnic parties, cyclists, etc. An ideal spot to spend a weekend. Good stabling. Prop. J. Ford.’

The Stroud Brewery had an inventory of all their property in 1928 and the Rose & Crown was listed as having 13a.2r.0p. of land.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

Courtesy Rose & Crown (Facebook)

Stroud Times (on line), 29th June 2023 – Popular pub up for sale by Matt Bigwood.

The Rose and Crown, a character Grade II listed inn is on the market for offers around £450,000. The business is currently not trading, and Colliers has been appointed on the sale on behalf of the owners.

Having been a pub since the mid-1800s the Rose and Crown has a cosy bar area which seats 36 and has two working fireplaces, alongside stone walls and period features. There is also a restaurant that seats 40, with the former back bar being used as an overflow when needed. Outside there is a considerable amount of space, including a courtyard that can hold 30, alongside a garden at the front which seats 22. A large car park is across the road.

For staying guests there are three modern en-suite letting bedrooms, one with feature bathtub, whilst the owner’s accommodation is a large two-bedroom flat. Peter Brunt in the Hotels Agency team at Colliers, said: “The Rose and Crown has been at the heart of Nympsfield for centuries and we are looking forward to securing a new owner for the next stage of its ownership. Its cosy interiors and great outdoor space have made it firm favourite with locals and there’s scope for the new owner to put their stamp on it.”

Map Reference: SO 801004

Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Owner in 1891: William Leigh of Woodchester Park (free from brewery tie)

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Rateable Value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.

Owner in 1903: William Leigh of Woodchester Park (leased to Nailsworth Brewery)

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owner in 1928: Stroud Brewery Company

Landlords at the Ducie Arms / Rose & Crown include:

1856 E. Witchell (Ducie Arms)

1885 Thomas Witchell

1891 Sarah Bowcher

1902,1906 Percy Witchell

1919 William Prentice

1927 James Hutchings

1985 (Dec) – March 1999 Bob Woodman

2003 Sharon and Joe Stocks

2003,2007 Darren Gadd (Director) wife Rebecca, parents – Clive and Jackie

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