Thursday 1 October 2020

7 Gloucester pubs with beer gardens you can visit now

Head to the city to soak up sunshine and enjoy a craft beer this summer, with Gloucester ‘good to go’ and offering plenty of great beer garden options.

With historic ale houses, stylish waterfront bars and its own dockside brewery and gin distillery, Gloucester is a prime destination for enjoying a refreshing drink and a bite to eat in the sun.

In this hot list, sponsored by Gloucester City Council, SoGlos rounds up some of our favourite Gloucester beer gardens, whether you’re after a craft beer or Aperol spritz.

About the sponsor – Gloucester City Council

Gloucester City Council has teamed up with Gloucester BID, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester Quays and King’s Walk to spread the word that Gloucester is good to go.

With regular cleaning schedules, social distancing stickers and behind-the-scenes help from the council, Gloucester’s pubs and bars are ready to welcome visitors back safely.

For more information, visit

1. Beer garden at Café Rene

A Gloucester pub known for its vibrant atmosphere and live music, Café Rene’s cobbled courtyard in the heart of the city is a wonderful spot to catch some rays and enjoy a pint of local ale.

2. Beer garden at Tank

Situated at Gloucester Docks, Tank from Gloucester Brewery is a haven for craft beer lovers. Try out the range of beers brewed just across the bridge, sample some of the hand-picked guest beers or opt for its own Fox’s Kiln Distillery Gin and tonic.

3. Beer garden at The Fountain Inn

With its gorgeous courtyard just a stone’s throw from Gloucester Cathedral, The Fountain Inn has one of the best beer gardens in the city. Soak up the sunshine over a leisurely lunch.

4. Beer garden at Robert Raikes’s House

Originally the home of famous philanthropist, the 16th century timber framed Robert Raikes’s House on Southgate Street, is a popular traditional pub with a cracking beer garden, right in the city centre.

5. Beer garden at Brewhouse and Kitchen

With a tasty food menu, a microbrewery on site and plenty of waterfront seating, Brewhouse and Kitchen at Gloucester Quays is perfect for a pitstop while hitting the shops.

6. Beer garden at The Vine

Stylish gin and cocktail bar The Vine on Eastgate Street boasts a sunny, decked garden to enjoy a mojito or two and a Spanish-inspired pinchos menu, for a spot of alfresco snacking.

7. Beer garden at The Cider Tree at The Coach and Horses

Just a short hop from Kingsholm Stadium, the Cider Tree at The Coach and Horses is a must for cider fans with its wide range of ciders, perrys and fruit infusions, plus a spacious beer garden to enjoy them in.

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