Saturday 20 July 2019

7 of the greatest gin joints in Gloucester

It’s time to get shaken and stirred, as SoGlos mixes up a selection of the best pubs and bars in Gloucester to go for gin.

If you know your Gimlet from your Negroni, have a hankering for a Hendricks with cucumber or Sibling’s finest with a splash of Fever Tree, head to Gloucester’s best gin joints for a sublime cocktail or G&T.

Featuring some of city’s most historic pubs and ultra-stylish bars, there’s seven super reasons to choose Gloucester for your next martini.


About the sponsor – The Fountain Inn


Home to an idyllic courtyard, this 16th century coaching inn is the epitome of a traditional pub, serving an excellent range of real ales, a good wine list and quality food.

Nestled in the heart of Gloucester’s Westgate Street, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Fountain Inn is the ideal place to meet with friends for a relaxed drink, while you enjoy great pub grub and its friendly atmosphere.

For more information, visit Thefountaininngloucester.com directly.


1. The Fountain Inn


A Gloucester pub which truly celebrates gin, The Fountain Inn is a gin lover’s paradise, nestled away in the heart of the city centre.

Offering around 30 different gins at any time and delicious gin fizz and liqueur cocktail combinations every day, The Fountain Inn is the perfect place to relax, and expand your gin horizons. From new and interesting gins, through to local distilleries and old favourites, there’s something to suit all tastes in The Fountain Inn’s eclectic collection.


2. Café Rene


Home to an ever-changing gin collection, Café Rene in Gloucester changes its gin offering almost weekly. As well as the traditional London Dry stalwarts, the popular watering hole serves up a brilliant range of fruit flavours, small batch gins, and even a few bottles from local distilleries.

Combined with a selection of premium tonics and the entire Fever Tree flavour library, gin fans won’t be disappointed with the menu on offer at Gloucester’s inimitable drinking destination.


3. Tiger’s Eye


Known for its fantastic cocktail offering, the mixology team at Tiger’s Eye can make any kind of gin cocktail, even if it’s not listed on the menu!

Featuring a stellar collection of traditional gins, and an ever-changing range of pink gins and fruit flavours, there’s plenty to keep you surprised on the menu at Tiger’s Eye.


4. Liquor and Chow


Hipster-chic Liquor and Chow is a relaxed bar in the centre of Gloucester on Westgate Street. Stocking around 35 gins including Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin, Martin Miller and a range of flavours from Whitley Neill.

While there’s plenty of delicious gins to choose from, if cocktails are your thing, Liquor and Chow mixes a mean grape and elderflower martini, with two for £10 offers on cocktails all day.


5. Portivo Lounge


Part of the Loungers group, Portivo Lounge at Gloucester Quays is a chilled-out destination whether you’re planning a Sunday brunch or the start of a big Saturday night out.

Portivo Lounge’s well-stocked bar is home to 11 gins, with a cocktail menu featuring two delicious gin-based options including the Tickled Pink and an Elderflower blend mixed with Gordon’s pink gin.


6. Dr Fosters Liquor Co


With more than 20 gins available, Dr Fosters Liquor Co is a stylish waterfront bar and restaurant in the stunning Gloucester Docks.

Perfect for alfresco drinking, the independent venue stocks every flavour of Whitley Neill gin.


7. The Queen’s Head


Situated just outside the city centre, and offering a delectable selection of well-known gins, as well as its very own gin festival, The Queen’s Head in Longford is definitely worth a visit if you love trying something a bit different.

Take your pick from over 30 gins in its collection, including local favourites British Polo Gin, Sibling Gin and Cotswolds Distillery, or choose the recommended gin of the week, to sample something new.


By Melissa Hamblett

© SoGlos
Friday 28 June 2019

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