When Godsell’s Brewery was taken over by their rivals Stroud Brewery in 1928 an inventory was made of all the property in the Stroud Brewery estate. The Victoria was listed with an ‘orchard adjoining.’
Amongst the clubs that met at the Victoria Inn were the Eastington Deep Sea Angling Club!
Ellie Sainty, previously at the Old Spot Inn at Dursley, took over the languishing Victoria Inn and transformed it into a wonderful real ale pub and renamed it the Old Badger. It has since been sold to the Wickwar Pub Co.
There will be a lot more detail and information when this page is updated.
Map Reference: SO 777053
Rateable Value in 1891: £9.0s.0d.
Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Rateable Value in 1903: £9.0s.0d.
Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Owner in 2001: Pubmaster
Owners in 2005: Punch Taverns
Landlords at the Victoria Inn / Old Badger include:
1891 William Joseph
1903 William Powell
1939 Frank Smith
1983-1988 John Edwards
1999 Alan Gardner
2004 Dave Simmonds
2005 Debbie Mussell