There is a photograph on page 55 in ‘Gloucestershire Pubs and Breweries’ (Tempus Publishing) that shows the Vine Tree Inn and Refreshment Rooms to have dining rooms where ‘hot dinners, daily chops and steaks at the shortest notice’ could be enjoyed with a couple of pints of Godsell & Sons Fine Stroud Ales. The licence of the Vine Tree was refused in 1929. It was subsequently demolished.
William Brown was the owner of the Vine Tree Inn in late Victorian times, but he must have passed away by the time of the assessments for the 1891 licensing records as ownership of the property was held by his representatives. The Vine Tree was licensed as a beer house and had an annual rateable value of £17.0s.0d. In 1891, according to the licensing details, the Vine Tree was free from brewery tie. Twelve years later the Vine Tree was still owned by the representatives of William Brown but the lease on the property had been taken by Godsell & Sons of the Salmon’s Spring Brewery near Stroud. The yearly rateable value remained the same at seventeen pounds.
Landlords at the Vine Tree Inn include:
1883 J.G. Pilley
1891,1903 Samuel Gwilliam
1920 George William Child