Stroud Brewery only had two pubs in Minchinhampton before the acquisition of the Forwood Brewery in 1897; the Salutation and the White Hart.
The ‘Sally’, as it was popularly known, was at the bottom of Tetbury Street near the town centre. The Salutation was a white plaster rendered building with a black painted base. A distinctive feature was a bay window which extended to the upper floor.
The ‘Sally’ closed in the 1960’s and the building was subsequently purchased by F.A. Wall & Sons, electrical wholesalers. The ground elevation has been altered although the bay has been retained. Replacement UVPC windows on the upper floor are of the same design as the original windows.
John Rogers e-mailed me in January 2008 and told me that he could remember earning a few bob setting up skittles at the fine bowling alley at the back of the Salutation in about 1963 or 1964. He thinks that it ceased trading shortly thereafter.
Map Reference: SO 873007
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £12.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £12.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Full
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Salutation Inn include:
1842 William Hratt
1856 N. Wording
1863,1874 Robert Browning
1885,1891 Mrs Caroline Browning
1902,1906 Miss Mary Greening
1919,1927 Thomas Ball
1939 Hy. James Andrews