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Around the corner on the site of the 'Stanley Racing' bookmakers was the BUTCHERS ARMS (4); in 1877 this was owned by James Cullis.

If you cross the road at the traffic lights towards the Police Station, in the grounds of the car park stood the ROYAL OAK (5), which in 1839 was owned by William Court.
You cross the road at the Gloucester Road traffic lights and immediately in front of you is the KINGS HEAD HOTEL (6). The hotel's history stretches back at least 300 years and is allegedly the site where a Roundhead's bullet was fired at and killed a Royalist officer in the nearby ANGEL HOTEL during the Civil War. The landlord in 1876 was Benjamin Smith.

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