An advertisement of 30th June 1854 in the Stroud Press reads:

White Horse. Commercial Inn, Cainscross. R. Darke. Neat Fly, Phaeton and Saddle Horses for Hire. Choicest Wines and Spirits. The house warming dinner on Monday 3rd July  at 4 o’clock. Tickets 2/6 each. R. Darke continues to carry on the trade of butcher’. 

April 2010

In November 1999 the pub was refurbished and changed identity to the mysteriously named DB’s. The public bar and lounge were knocked into one and the interior was redesigned with ‘vibrant colours’. The new manager described the old White Horse Inn as a “dingy two bar pub.” DB’s was designed to attract the younger customer.

After a period of closure, the pub was on the market for £280,000 in November 2008. London based agents indicated that the site was suitable for development, but it could continue trading as a pub.

The building is now in use as a community café.

In January 2009 Ada Fifield, a previous landlady at the White Horse Inn. Celebrated her 102nd birthday at Wyatt House in Paganhill.

This page will be updated with additional information.

Map Reference: SO 835050

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £25.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £30.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owners in 1999: Pubmaster

Owners in 2006: Punch Taverns

Landlords at the White Horse / DB’s include:

1830 William Mealing

1848 John Flight (he moved to the ‘Red Lion’ in Russell Street, Stroud on 26th February 1848. He is listed as inn-keeper at the Railway Hotel in Russell Street.)

1848 George Hill (from 29th April 1848)

1856 R. Darke

1885 William Firth

1891,1906 William Hooper

1919,1927 Mrs Rose Chandler

1930-c1947 Ruby and Fraser Edwards

1939 Alfred F. Edwards

? Ada Fifield

1979 Des Day

1983 Mrs Avis Day

1984 Roy Muir

1999 Wayne Beachus and Vikki Aschcroft

2001 Jane Lambe and Alistair Burke

2004 Ross Andrews

2008 David May and Jodien Fuller

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