Popular Cheltenham bar opening new venue at The Fleece in Gloucester

As part of its extensive refurbishment, The Fleece in Gloucester has hinted it will collaborate with one of Cheltenham’s most popular bars – providing an anticipated new nightlife destination in the city centre.

There is growing speculation that Cheltenham bar The Outdoor Inn is opening a venue at Gloucester’s iconic The Fleece Hotel.

The Outdoor Inn on Cheltenham’s High Street had already confirmed on Instagram that it was opening a site in Gloucester.

The Fleece Hotel is being rebuilt by Dowdeswell Estates — the building contractors behind the likes of some of Cheltenham’s most famous buildings, including Julian Dunkerton’s Lucky Onion hotel projects — after it was destroyed by a fire in 2017.

With both The Outdoor Inn and Dowdeswell Estates sharing cryptic posts on Tuesday 9 February 2021 revealing the news that a collaboration was on the cards.

Located on Gloucester’s Westgate Street, the 15th century timber-framed building is also part of Gloucester City Council’s plans to use a £1.9 million Heritage Action Zone Grant to redevelop Westgate Street — which includes making improvements and repairs to many historic buildings such as The Fleece.

An opening date for the anticipated new bar is yet to be announced, but a post on The Outdoor Inn’s social media said: ‘Gloucester, we’re coming for you!

‘We’re incredibly excited to be working on the development of Gloucester, giving the city its very own slice of festival paradise – with you, we’re dreaming of those brighter days ahead! Stay tuned for further announcements and developments in the coming days!’

By Maddy Richards

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Wednesday 10 February 2021

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