The Wellington Arms was owned by Smith & Sons. The 1897 Kellys Directory (under the commercial section for Stroud) lists James Beck as a ‘Butcher and Beer Retailer’ at 25 Nelson Street, (a few doors away from the Duke of York). Unfortunately there is no mention of the name of the premises. James Beck died in June 1911 aged 61.
Owner in 1891: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £15.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £15.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
1891,1903 Henry James Beck