The Best Gloucester Pubs & Bars

There are many pubs in Gloucester to choose from, including traditional boozers to modern bars. Country pubs in the cities’ suburbs can be fun to visit, especially after a walk. There are many options in the city for pet-friendly drinking establishments.

Gloucester Pubs

Some notable public houses in the city to enjoy a pint of beer, lager or cider. Many offer entertainment, including darts, skittles or pool on site.

The Turk’s Head

The Turks Head Pub in Gloucester

On Southgate Street, Gloucester is The Turk’s Head is an interesting watering hole. They have uniquely decorated it and also have a vast selection of real ciders to choose from. The Turk’s Head has a friendly, sociable atmosphere and an eccentric list of rules.

Tank in Gloucester Docks

Tank, for craft beer in the docks

In Gloucester docks near to the Quays is Tank, a top place to enjoy a craft beer. Primarily, Tank serves the wares of Gloucester Brewery alongside some top-notch guest beers. Tank Bar has a great vibe inside with big wooden tables and is spacious. The staff here are very knowledgeable about the beers they serve. As a result, this is an ideal drinking hole for beer connoisseurs. Notable house brews include the strong GB American Pale Ale or the session IPA. For lager drinkers, the brewery produces an English craft lager that also is vegan.

Cafe Rene in Gloucester Town Centre

Cafe Rene Pub

In a small passageway off Southgate Street, is the vibrant Cafe Rene. Cafe Rene is a popular pub that has a great selection of drinks and often has live music events. They serve a selection of real ales and real ciders, and continental beer options. Cafe Rene is a venue in many of the city’s festivals, often with bands playing. The interior is quite traditional, with wooden furniture, barrels incorporated into the design and a well in the centre of the bar. They have an outside seating area in the historic passageway, a great place for a summer afternoon pint.

The Pilot Inn

The Pilot Inn Hardwicke

Near the canal in Hardwicke is the Pilot Inn, a great place to visit for a pint in their beer garden in the summer. The country pub serves some great food and has an interesting specials board influenced by its Romanian head chef.

The New Inn

The New Inn Medieval Courtyard Old Pubs in Gloucester
The New Inn Medieval Courtyard

In Northgate Street in the city centre is the New Inn, a place steeped in history, and also serves a nice pint. The Inn has a paranormal streak, and people have spotted ghosts there in the past. If approaching from the north, you pass the Spirit of Aviation Statue that celebrates the city’s links to the aerospace industry.

The Pelican one of the city’s oldest pubs

The Pelican Inn Gloucester

The Pelican Inn is a historic real-ale pub. It is one of the oldest pubs in the city with its history dating back to 1679. This place has a friendly vibe and also is a great place to drink proper beer. They have inside and outside seating and is a stone’s throw from the Cathedral.

Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen Gloucester Quays

Near to the Quays and Docks on the canal bank just up from Llanthony Bridge. is Brewhouse and Kitchen. The bar is a nice place with a great atmosphere that also serves a great range of drinks. Their lager selection is great and includes some nice Belgian beers of draught like Tongerlo.

England’s Glory

Englands Glory - Pubs in Gloucester

A Pub on London Road that they named after the Englands Glory brand of matches that they produced in the nearby Morelands factory. England’s Glory is a traditional boozer where you can enjoy a pint, darts, or a game of skittles. The pub also serves hearty pub food.

The Old Crown

The Old Crown Gloucester

Located towards the lower end of Westgate Street near St Nicholas Church is The Old Crown. The Old Crown describes themselves as a traditional public house without music or television who serve some great British Organic Beers. In my experience is a great place to meet for a chat with friends or anyone else that is visiting.

Angie’s one of the small micro pubs in Gloucester

In Bull Lane, opposite Peppers Cafe is Angies a small relaxed bar. Angie’s is a cosy venue with indoor or outdoor seating in a friendly environment. Angie’s provides a relaxed and classy venue for those who appreciate quality products in a relaxing establishment.

Angie's, the smallest bar in the city

The ground floor of Gloucester’s smallest bar is a great place to meet up with friends or colleagues. Angie’s Lounge is a sizeable chill-out area upstairs in the venue where you can relax over a bottle of wine, play games including chess, cards and backgammon. A highlight of Angie’s Bar is their beer options which includes some nice German wheat beers.