Wednesday 18 September 2019

10 dog-friendly pubs in Gloucester

Looking for somewhere to whet your whistle that’s welcoming to man’s best friend? Search no more, as SoGlos rounds up the best dog-friendly drinking spots in Gloucester.

Whether you want to enjoy a beer with your beagle, wine with your westie, or a Piña Colada with your pug, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best places to take your four-legged friends, if you fancy a drink in Gloucester.


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


The dog-loving Fountain Inn, in Gloucester, is a haven for pups looking for a quiet hideaway in the heart of the city.

A 14th century inn, The Fountain is famous for its juicy steaks, great beers and real ales, and a friendly atmosphere. It also boasts a fantastic courtyard area, ideal for dogs to cool off on a warm day in the city.


2. Liquor and Chow


If you love board games, catching up with your mates, delicious cocktails, and pizza – Liquor and Chow is the place for you.

What many people don’t realise is that the hipster-chic venue is incredibly dog-and family-friendly, with pups allowed in the bar and lounge area.


3. Portivo Lounge


Based at Gloucester Quays, Portivo Lounge is part of the Loungers group of restaurant bars, with other lounges based in Tewkesbury and Stroud.

Combining quirky design, with a fabulous range of food and drink, Portivo Lounge is a great spot for grabbing a warming cup of hot chocolate in winter, and kicking back outside for an alfresco brunch in summer. Dogs are welcome throughout the lounge.


4. Dr Fosters Liquor Co.


Located in a stunning waterside location at Gloucester Docks, Dr Foster’s Liquor Co is an independent, dog-friendly bar and restaurant.

Pups are welcome within the traditional pub bar, and there’s also plenty of space to sit in in the waterfront conservatory. Serving up high quality, locally sourced dishes in its restaurant, Dr Foster’s is a perfect summer spot to relax and watch the boats roll by.


5. The Bumble Bee


The Bumble Bee is a country-style pub located near to junction 12 of the M5, in Quedgeley.

Serving up a range of tasty pub classics, the venue welcomes four-legged companions, and has water and treats available, so the whole family will have an enjoyable visit.


6. The Royal William


The Royal William is a family-friendly country pub, on the edge of Cranham Village. Serving up food every day between 12pm and 9pm, the venue welcomes dogs in its bar area.

Perfectly located for those walking The Cotswold Way, or running their dogs on nearby Painswick Beacon, it’s a great spot for refuelling after a busy day outdoors.


7. The Pilot Inn


A waterfront venue in the village of Hardwicke in Gloucester, The Pilot Inn is a dog-friendly, family pub with a huge beer garden.

Located next to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, it’s a popular venue in the summer, and offers a friendly atmosphere with good pub grub.


8. The Royal Exchange


The Royal Exchange in Hartpury is a lovely country pub, serving up delicious food, and a great range of local beers.

Dog friendly and open to families too, the venue has water bowls dotted around the pub to ensure man’s best friend is as comfortable as can be!


9. The Red Lion Inn


The Red Lion at Arlingham is a charming freehouse in a village location, close to the River Severn.

Serving up delicious, locally sourced food, fine wines, and local ales, the venue welcomes dogs and even suggests four circular walks to enjoy during your visit, with details on its website.


10. The Thatch Inn Quedgeley


Built in the 14th century, The Thatch Inn in Quedgeley, is one of the oldest buildings in Gloucestershire. Welcoming both families and those with pets, this traditional pub serves up delicious pub grub and is known for its tasty Sunday lunch.

The Thatch is also home to 23 comfortable rooms – a number of which are dog-friendly, if you and your pooch need somewhere to stop the night.


© SoGlos
Thursday 11 July 2019

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