The best pubs & bars to go for a drink in Gloucestershire. This includes country pubs, sports bars and also party bars. There are the vibrant bars of Cheltenham and also the pubs that host live music nights throughout the county. There are many offers announced on social media and unique events.
We have separated the pubs by town or area to help you find locals near to you.
- Forest of Dean – Public houses and places for alcoholic drinks in the west of Gloucestershire.
- Gloucester – Find a good pub or bar in the city for a pint, wine or cocktail.
- Cheltenham – A great selection from traditional boozers to some more trendy wine bars.
Featured Pubs in Gloucestershire
Some more notable, excellent quality and also significant pubs in the county.
The Bell Inn Frampton on Severn
On the village green in Frampton on Severn is The Bell Inn, which has a stunning location. They serve some very nice food and have a very inviting beer garden, which is popular with walkers. About The Bell Inn…
The Red Lion Arlingham
The Red Lion in Arlingham serves food both at lunchtime or in the evening. Their food menu has many options, from simple snacks to something a bit more substantial. I’ve enjoyed their charcuterie board and cheese board and the squid looked great too. They had both continental lagers, cider and some local real ales, including some by Uley Brewery.
The Kilcot Inn in Newent
The Kilcot Inn in Newent, Gloucestershire, is a welcoming, independently owned pub. They strive to produce excellent food with local ingredients. The Inn has 4 very high standard accommodation rooms for guests to stay. The AA rate, the inn four-star.
This pub was totally derelict a few years ago. A local family bought it, then local artisans rebuilt the venue. The pub is eco-friendly, and they recycle all wastewater through a reed bed system. There is a very large enclosed play area for children and ample free parking. There is also a covered area for bicycles to park.
They source both the food and drink from the surrounding areas and cooked to a very high standard. The Inn has its own raised beds and produces its own fresh herbs and salad seasonally. Food served comes in many styles, including daily specials made by the head chef. https://www.kilcotinn.com/
The Hog at Horsley Stroud
The Hog at Horsley is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or meal with up to 10 local ales, lagers and ciders and an ethically sourced 25-mile food menu. Near Stroud. @TheHogatHorsley
Coach and Horses in The Cotswolds
The Coach & Horses is a 400-year-old coaching inn nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds on the outskirts of the picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water. @RHolmyard
The Bell Tewkesbury
Extensively refurbished in 2010, The Bell Hotel bears the date 1696, although the style of the building and its construction belong to an even earlier period. @BellTewkesbury
We have created some rough pub crawl guides in the county.