The Royal Oak was originally in a small row of cottages and was leased to the Cirencester Brewery. The Royal Oak was acquired by Arkells brewery of Stratton, Swindon, and the old pub was demolished and completely rebuilt in 1921. It is alleged that some of the old wooden beams come from Cirencester church.

There is a superb Arkells ‘Entire’ etched window.

June Turner who retired in July 1999 was Arkell’s longest serving landlady in recent years being at the pub for over 35 years.

The Royal Oak has now closed its doors to the public and has been converted into residential apartments. Did the ‘Entire’ etched window survive the change of use?

This page will be updated with additional information.

Licensing Details:

Map Reference: SU 214998

Owner in 1891: Mrs S.C. Scriven , 39 St. Johns, Bedford. (leased Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1891: £8.17s.8d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Mrs S.C. Scriven, 39 St. Johns, Bedford.  (leased Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1903: £8.17s.8d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Royal Oak include:

1891,1903 William Tovey

1939 Philip Walter Griffin (Oak Inn)

1999 June Turner (retired in July 1999)

1999 Michael and Leslie Hackett

2008 Craig Morse

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