Finding a dog-friendly place to eat and drink can sometimes be a challenge, so we have built this section from my research with the dog in tow. This includes Gloucester restaurants, pubs, cafes and other eateries. Some establishments allow canine guests inside others just in outdoor areas and finally some embrace the concept and have treats and water bowls for dogs. There are also many options for pet friendly places in Gloucestershire.
I have enjoyed eating out with a dog in tow at the following restaurants or they have a clear #dogfriendly policy on their website.
On Llanthony Road, near the docks and Quays is The Portivo Lounge is a nice eatery that serves a range of food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The lounge has indoor and outdoor seating, ideal for humans and dogs. Food served includes brunch options, such as the humble bacon sandwich to a full English or vegetarian breakfast.
Personally, I opted for the shared tapas for my last visit, including calamari, hummus, 5 spice pulled pork, meatballs and Teriyaki chicken. They also have an extensive selection of mains, burgers and puddings to suit all tastes, including many healthy options.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
A waterfront restaurant on the banks of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal near to The Quays. They made us very welcome for our meal out at Brewhouse and Kitchen, including the puppy, who they gave a fresh bowl of water to keep him refreshed.
This place is a very nice eatery that is also a microbrewery. The decor theme is about brewing and done tastefully. There was a wonderful choice of drinks on offer, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars in Gloucester
Some excellent places to go for a drink out inside or outside in a beer garden.
Dr Fosters in Gloucester Docks
A waterfront pub and restaurant on the docks that has an enormous bar and a diverse menu. Seating can either be in the bar area, restaurant seating upstairs, in the courtyard, or even outside overlooking the water.
Dr Fosters is a nice well-decorated venue with friendly staff who can to say hi and deliver snacks and water to the puppy. They have a sign out the front stating that muddy boots and paws are welcome. A good thing. More info…
The Fountain Inn
Also on Westgate St is The Fountain Inn is a traditional pub serving food and real ale. They were very dog-friendly and had water and dog treats on the bar. We enjoyed Sunday lunch with some premium lager while puppy observed. The Inn has a traditional pub feel inside and a large garden with plenty of seating. I will return.
The Turk’s Head Inn
The Turk’s Head Inn on Southgate Street makes it clear dogs are welcome on the sign at their entrance, also they have dog treats on the bar.
They have 28 different options for cider, so is a paradise for those that love cider. They also have a range of lagers and real ales on offer. About The Turks Head…
The New Inn
On Northgate Street in the city centre is The New Inn is a timber-framed pub with a medieval courtyard. The pub area to the right and the outside seating in the courtyard are dog-friendly and have enjoyed a few pints there, including Gloucester Brewery’s IPA, on the last swift one.
Outdoor Inn Gloucester
OI Gloucester is a brand new beer garden at the rear of The Fleece hotel and is a great place to hang out in the summer. They have converted a bus to be their main bar and have loads of seats and nice decor. Their beer options are rather interesting, including a rather tasty Take Two Wheat Beer. This is a great place for drinks on a sunny evening, there is also some shade for the dog too.
The King Edward in Longlevens
In Longlevens is The King Teddy, a good local pub and restaurant with very nice food including many pub classics.
Blue Bamboo Sports Bar
A sports bar at Gloucester docks near to the Mariners Church with inside and outside seating. On entry, they have a bowl of water for pets, which on my visit they made the dog very welcome.
The bar can be a quiet place to drink when sporting events are not on when sports are on. It can be busy. They had a good range of drinks and, for a snack, @aboutglos enjoyed some of their barbecue wings. More info…
Hare & Hounds in Churchdown
As with most Greene King pubs, the Hare & Hounds is also dog friendly. They also have a lovely garden which is ideal after walkies. The Hare & Hounds have a water station in their garden too. It is a nice place with an excellent selection of beers. They also serve some traditional pub grub, too.
Located towards the bottom of Westgate Street near to St Nicholas’ Church. The Dick Whittington is a pet-friendly drinking hole that has a reputation for serving a good range of ciders, real ales and imported lagers. The independent pub run by an award-winning cider maker from Severn Cider.
The venue has many live music events in its basement area and supports local musicians. The bar area is a traditional old school pud and has a pool table. Food is available from their home-cooked menu, and overall the place has a good vibe.
TANK at Gloucester Quays
The local Gloucester Brewery runs TANK near Gloucester Quays. It’s a great dog friendly bar to visit. They have some fantastic beer options from the local brewery. It is a great place on a summer’s day to sit outside or to enjoy their inside seating. Their food is nice too and you can even match it to one of their brews.
The Station Hotel
My go-to place for a drink when waiting for a train at Gloucester Train Station, a pleasant bar with a good friendly vibe. They made the dog very welcome on the last visit to The Station Hotel Bar by staff and customers alike, with water and fuss provided.
Some great cafes to visit for a daytime coffee or light bite in Gloucester.
Guru Coffee House
On Brunswick road near to the park, town centre and library is Guru Coffee House. This is a stylish place to enjoy coffee, breakfast of Lunch. I had checked before my visit if the dog was welcome and got the nod to come in. I really enjoy their burgers and health juices, and they have always treated the dog to a bowl of their finest dog water (with table service).
On Westgate Street is Hubble Bubble. Hubble Bubble, a coffee house and eatery with indoor or outdoor seating. Opened in 2013, the coffee house prides themselves in being independent and family-run. They support local food producers by only using locally sourced meats on their interesting menu.
Pride of place on the menu are dishes like the full English breakfast or its plant-based versions. Lunchtime bites like double Gloucester cheese on toast made with local Hobbs House bread. Someone informed that they are pet-friendly, but I’ve not tested yet with my Cavalier.
Dog-Friendly Shops & Accommodation
Waterstones, the bookshop on Eastgate Street, is also dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome. They have a great selection of books, gifts and a coffee shop inside. They tend to be a very pet friendly brand throughout the country.
The Thatch Inn in Quedgeley
The Thatch Inn in Quedgeley is a restaurant, hotel and pub that is pet friendly. They are one of the oldest pubs in Gloucestershire and have a nice historic building. The exterior is picturesque, and inside are low ceilings and exposed beams. They serve a great range of beers, including Korev, a great Cornish beer. Their food is delicious both at lunchtime and for an evening meal. It’s a great place to stay and their dog friendly rooms are very comfortable.
Linden Tree Inn
In a Grade II Listed Georgian building, on the Bristol Road near to the Quays, is the Linden Tree Inn. The Linden Tree Inn is a family-friendly drinking establishment with a function room, skittles alley, and pool table. They serve all the usual drinks, including a few real ales, draught lagers and spirits. Food ranges from a basic sandwich, basket meals, a Sunday Roast and many other good value meals.
There is a #dogfriendlygloucestershire hashtag on Instagram that @aboutglos and others contribute to. This hashtag is also available on other social networks.
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