Although the Royal Oak was owned by Tayler’s (Cotswold Brewery) in 1891 it was leased to Clinch & Co, a rival brewery based in Witney, Oxfordshire. It seems odd that the local brewery should lease one of their pubs to another brewery but at least it may have provided some interesting ‘guest beers’ in the town.
Owner in 1891: E.O. & T.W. Tayler (leased Clinch & Co., brewers, Witney)
Rateable value in 1891: £12.16s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Tayler’s Cotswold Brewery, Northleach
Rateable value in 1903: £12.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Royal Oak include:
1891 Charles Allen
1903 Walter Sisum