The Seven Stars was a substantial stone built detached building at the bottom of the High Street, near the junction with Valley Road.  A small lane by the side of the old pub connecting High Street and Valley Road is called Seven Stars Lane.

According to the 1891 Gloucestershire licensing book the Seven Stars was owned by ‘the trustees of John Embling’ but leased  to Bailey & Co. This might refer to the company of R.B. Bailey who were brewers at the City Brewery, Quay Street, Gloucester. R.B. Bailey & Co. was offered for auction on the 14th November 1894 with fifteen public houses. By 1903 the Seven Stars alehouse was owned by the Alton Court Brewery of Ross on Wye. The rateable value per annum was set at £36.0s.0d. The Customers at the Seven Stars were able to enjoy their Alton Court beers until Stroud Brewery took over the company in 1956. The pub then became a West Country Breweries house.

Gloucester Citizen, Friday 10th May 1901: To Brewers, Wine & Spirit Merchants, and others. Important sale of valuable freehold fully-licensed public house which Messrs Nelmes, Poole & Atkins have been instructed to sell by auction at the Seven Stars Inn, Cinderford on Wednesday 15th May 1901 at three o’clock in the afternoon. ‘All that much-frequented fully-licensed inn, known as the Seven Stars Inn, High Street, Cinderford.’

In July 1957 Enoch Whittington, of the Severn Stars front pin skittles team, knocked down 52 pins with just 12 balls in four legs.

Saturday, 2nd November 1968

The Seven Stars closed in 1970. It is now in residential use. To the left of the front door is a distinct rectangular arrangement of bricks that has replaced the West Country Ales – Best in the West ceramic plaque that once graced the Seven Stars.

Landlords at the Seven Stars include:

1879 Milson Powell

1885 John Murray

1891 Edward Kirby (summoned for allowing gambling on the premises in May 1891. Fined £1 with costs.)

1894 Robert Hall

1902,1903 Oliver Brain (Oliver James Brain in 1903)

1906 Robert Taylor

1919,1927 Mrs Kate Palfrey

1939 Ben Voyce

1970 Clifford Weyman (upon closure of the pub moved to the Globe Inn)

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