The address is given as 57 Alvin Street in 1906. The Stags Head was referred to the compensation authority for closure on at least two occasions. On the 4th March 1913 it was said that the nearest pub to the Stags Head was the New Inn in Columbia Street which was just fifty yards away.
Plans had been passed at this time for alteration and improvement at a cost of £200. It was referred to the compensation authority again on 3rd February 1919 and presumably closed soon afterwards.
The Stags Head was tied to Arnold Perrett & Sons, Wickwar Brewery.
Henry Berry was born in Kingsholm, Gloucester in 1883. He served with the Gloucestershire Regiment from 1899 until 1909. He played rugby for Gloucester 1903-1913 and was capped four times. When his son was born in August 1911 Henry was innkeeper at the Red Lion in Northgate Street. He was recalled for duty in September 1914. On his daughters birth certificate of 14th April 1915 Henry was listed as being the innkeeper of the Stags Head in Alvin Street. Tragically Henry died in active service in France only a month later. He was killed at Auber’s Ridge, near Festubert “for the sake of about as much ground as a half decent full back could gain in a match.” He probably never saw his daughter.
Landlords at the Stags Head include:
1893 E.J. Pavey
1906 E. Weaver
1915 Henry Berry
1919 Beatrice Evelyn Berry (widow)