There are many different 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.
Some of the notable public houses in the city to enjoy a pint of beer, lager or cider. Many offer entertainment in the form of darts, skittles or pool on site.
The Turks Head
Located on Southgate Street, The Turks Head is an interesting watering hole. It is uniquely decorated and has a vast selection of real ciders to choose from. The Turks Head has a friendly sociable atmosphere and an eccentric list of rules.
Located 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 knowledgable about the beers they serve and 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 happens to be vegan.
Located 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 as well as continental beer options. Cafe Rene is a venue in many of the cities 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 out the front, a great place for a summer afternoon pint.
The Pilot Inn
Located near the canal in Hardwicke, the Pilot Inn is 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. About The Pilot…
The New Inn
Located in Northgate Street in the city centre, the New Inn is a place steeped in history as well as serving a nice pint. The Inn has a paranormal streak, and ghosts have been spotter there in the past. If approaching from the north you pass the Spirit of Aviation Statue that celebrates the cities links to the aerospace industry.
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 nice vibe and a great place to drink propper beer. They have inside and outside seating and is a stone throw from the Cathedral.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
Located near to the Quays and Docks on the canal bank just up from Llanthony Bridge. Brewhouse and Kitchen is a nice place with a great atmosphere that serves a great range of drinks. Their lager selection is great and includes some nice Belgian beers of draught like Tongerlo.
A Pub on London Road that is named after the Englands Glory brand of matches that were 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
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.
Located 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 nice environment. Angie’s provides a relaxed and classy venue for those who appreciate quality products in a relaxing environment.
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 chillout area upstairs in the venue where you can relax over a bottle of wine, play games including chess, cards and backgammon.