Finding a dog friendly place to eat and drink can sometimes be a challenge, so we have built this section from my own research with 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.
Dog Friendly Restaurants
I have enjoyed eating out with puppy in tow at the following restaurants or they have a clear #dogfriendlygloucestershire policy on their website.
Located on Llanthony Road near the docks and Quays, 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 as well as 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 a big selection of mains, burgers and puddings to suit all tastes including man healthy options.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
A waterfront restaurant located on the banks of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal near to The Quays. We were made very welcome for our meal out at Brewhouse and Kitchen including the puppy who was given a fresh bowl of water to keep him refreshed.
This places is a very nice eatery that is also a microbrewery, the decor is themed about brewing in a tasteful manner. There was a very good choice of drinks on offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
A waterfront pub and restaurant in the docks that has a big 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 very 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 in my view. More info…
Liquor & Chow
Located on Westgate Street near to the Cathedral Liquor & Chow is a stylish pub that has a nice range of beers that also serves good value pizza. The dog was welcome to come in while i enjoyed a beer and bargain stone baked pizza. Overall Liquor & Chow is a very nice place with good food and welcoming atmosphere.
The Fountain Inn
Also on Westgate St 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. Sunday lunch was enjoyed by us 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 Turks Head Inn
The Turks Head Inn on Southgate Street makes it clear dogs are welcome on their entrance, also they have dog treats on the bar.
They have 28 different options for cider so is 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
Located on Northgate Street in the city centre, 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 most certainly dog friendly and have enjoyed a few pints there including Gloucester Brewery IPA on the last swift one.
The King Edward
Located in Longlevens The King Teddy a good local pub and restaurant with very nice food including many pub classics.
Blue Bamboo Sports Bar
A sports bar in the docks not far from the Mariners Church with inside and outside seating. On entry they have a bowl of water for pets which on my visit was made 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…
The Station Hotel
My go to place for a drink when waiting for a train at Gloucester Train Station, a nice bar with a good friendly vibe. The dog was made very welcome on the last visit to The Station Hotel Bar by staff and customers alike, with water and fuss provided.
Guru Coffee House
Located on Brunswick road near to the park, town centre and library Guru Coffee House is a stylish place to enjoy coffee, breakfast of Lunch. I had checked in advance of my visit if the dog was welcome and got the nod to come in. I really enjoy their burgers and health juices and the dog has always been treated to a bowl of their finest dog water (with table service).
There is a #dogfriendlygloucestershire hashtag on Instagram that @aboutglos and others contribute to. This hashtag is also available on other social networks.
Places that @aboutglos intends to visit and check with puppy in tow for a pub crawl day.
- Dick Whittington
- TANK in the docks