Numbered 70 Gloucester Street in 1919. The present day address is 102 Gloucester Street.
Wilts & Glos, Standard. Saturday, 6th March 1948: ‘Beware Thieves!: As a result of a daring entry into the Royal Oak Inn, Gloucester Street last Saturday afternoon, thieves got away with a haul of approximately £20 in cash from the till in the public bar. It is understood that the theft was made shortly after the public house had been closed at 2pm and that the proprietor Mr JH Sheppard, had left the bar for only a short period to go to another part of the house.
In view of this and other happenings in Cirencester, the Police, who are making extensive enquiries, are anxious that people should exercise the utmost care in ensuring that their premises are securely locked and that no valuables are left lying around.
The Royal Oak was a Courage tied house in the 1970’s / 1980’s and was eventually sold to Ushers of Trowbridge, later being acquired by Punch Taverns. The Royal Oak closed in the summer of 2007, yet its future hung in the balance for another 2 years and September 2008 the decision over its future was uncertain. The Royal Oak was no longer licensed in 2009 and has since been converted to residential use.
Public Notices – 3rd June 2010: Sidney Phillips are now in receipt of an offer of £260,000 on the Royal Oak, 102, Gloucester Street, Cirencester. Interested parties must submit any higher offer in writing to us before exchange of contracts take place.
Wilts and Glos Standard – Skittle alley: The Royal Oak pub in Cirencester has applied to the town council for building consent to convert a skittle alley and function room into a two bedroom annex. Cirencester Town Council’s planning committee will discuss on Thursday, January 23rd 2014.
Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.
Type of license in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of license in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Current Owners: Punch Taverns (2005)
Landlords at the Royal Oak include:
1830 Richard Harrison (Royal Oak Tavern)
1840 Geo. Tovey
1856 J. Stone
1871 Joseph Williams
1885,1891 John Hinks
1902,1948 Job Herbert Sheppard (retired in 1948 after 50 years)
1972-1992 Ray and Yvonne Helsdon
1998 Roger and Angie Duffield
2000 Jamie and Sue Duffield
2004 Carol Carey