The Woolpack Inn, a stone built 18th century building just off Butterow Hill, is now a private house called Woolpack Cottage in close proximity to the old Lamb Inn.
Whitbread Flowers reviewed the future of the Woolpack in October 1974 when the licensee, Mrs Peggy Stewart, left at short notice. Her husband William had died in May and she continued to run the pub single-handed. Previously they had been at the Nags Head in Avening. Peggy told the ‘Citizen’: “I have been in the trade for 11 years now and want a rest.” Mrs Stewart continued to live in Stroud. The Woolpack closed on 31st October 1974.
William and Peggy had a personal tragedy in May 1970 when their son, Martin Stuart (sic), was involved in a road traffic accident near the Dudbridge Works of Redler Conveyors and sadly died from severe head injuries.
Map Reference: SO 856041
Rateable Value 1891: £12.15.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery
Rateable Value 1903: £12.15s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery
Closing time in 1903: 10 pm
Landlords at the Woolpack Inn include:
1856 S. Spill
1885 William Hooper
1891 Caroline Elizabeth Hooper
1903, 1927 Joseph Mortimer
1939 William A. Whale
Early 1960’s – Tony Thornton
1968-1974 William & Peggy Stewart