From piles of pancakes washed down with a bloody mary, through to smashed avocado with an Aperol spritz, SoGlos has scoured the county for 19 of the best places for a boozy brunch in Gloucestershire – with plenty of alcohol-fuelled bottomless brunch options for those looking to celebrate!
1. The Carpenters Arms in Stroud
From pancake stacks and breakfast baps, to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, The Carpenters Arms caters for appetites big and small, with bottomless brunch on the menu as well – and the option to upgrade your orange juice to bucks fizz.
2. The Botanist in Cheltenham
The Botanist in Cheltenham serves ‘build your own’ brunch boards from 10am daily, offering a choice of five items from a list of 28 baked goods; protein-packed dishes like scrambled tofu or Turkish eggs; meaty mouthfuls including plant-based Cumberland sausage and candied maple smoked bacon; sides such as mini hash browns with truffle mustard mayo; as well as various sweet treats. Bottomless fruity spritzes, prosecco and pints can be added for an additional cost.
3. Settebello in Gloucester
Exclusively served on Sundays, Gloucester Docks’ family-run Italian restaurant Settebello is gaining a popular following for its Italian bottomless brunch offering, which includes two courses from a menu that spans arancini and bruschetta for starters, followed by freshly-baked pizza or pasta; and two hours of unlimited house wine, prosecco or sparkling ‘Settellini’ cocktails.
4. The Curious Café and Bistro in Cheltenham
The Curious Café and Bistro is a popular, family-owned café on Cheltenham’s Bath Road. The Instagrammable courtyard makes it a picture perfect place to enjoy a Gloucestershire brunch, with menu must-haves including the Blacksmith breakfast and fluffy pancakes topped with Chantilly cream, fresh fruit and even flowers – all washed down with a selection of drinks from the bar.
5. No. 131 in Cheltenham
Brunch in style at No. 131, where you can sip Insta-worthy pear, cherry and vanilla-infused cocktails from the most glamorous glasses in town, while tucking into an extensive breakfast menu, including pastries, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs served on sourdough toast, as well as a full English breakfast.
6. The Ragged Cot in Minchinhampton
Boutique country inn The Ragged Cot near Stroud serves a popular bottomless brunch with cocktails and mocktails including bloody marys, mojitos and espresso martinis, as well as a classic brunch with bubbles, while the food menu includes pancakes, omelettes and the hearty ‘Ragged Works’, if you’re feeling hungry.
7. Bourtanical in Bourton-on-the-Water
Step through the floral doorway and into Bourtanical, a blooming gorgeous café in Bourton-on-the-Water, serving a selection of brilliant brunch staples. Enjoy a full English, eggs royale, smoothie bowl or even build your own brunch at this picturesque, flower-filled café – and, of course, savour a prosecco or two, too!
8. Jack’s in Cirencester
Jack’s tearoom and kitchen in Cirencester offers a brunch club every day, which can be enjoyed in the cosy tearoom, or outside in the secret garden. Bottomless prosecco mimosas or bellinis can be sipped over buttermilk waffles, with brunch bowls available too.
9. Woodkraft in Cheltenham
Woodkraft Cheltenham is a popular eatery in the centre of town, founded by MasterChef winner Simon Wood. The brunch menu includes everything from Woodkraft’s signature breakfast, through to crab rarebit, plus an appealing selection of cocktails.
10. Igloo in Cirencester
A boozy brunch at Igloo in Cirencester is ‘snow joke’. This chilled out, family-run restaurant offers both a bottomless prosecco brunch and champagne breakfast for diners looking to enjoy ice-cold refreshment with their breakfast. Its menu includes Igloo breakfast sandwiches and brioche baps, as well as a classic full English breakfast.
11. The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham
Expect incredible interiors and a beautiful brunch spread at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham. The extensive menu includes eggs royale and hot buttermilk pancakes, served with fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt, with brunch served with a glass of champagne, fruity bellini or Aperol spritz.
12. Tewkesbury Park
The Sunday brunch at Tewkesbury Park is the stuff of Tewkesbury legend and an alternative to a traditional Sunday roast. Served in the Mint restaurant, brunchers can choose from a variety of savoury and sweet treats, served with a morning coffee or an extensive drinks menu.
13. Café 53 in Tetbury
Dig into a delicious brunch, washed down with some bubbles at Café 53 in Tetbury. This relaxed Cotswolds café with an impressive garden room extension and Mediterranean-style garden offers a menu filled with the best breakfast bites. Must-haves include overnight oats with orange infused maple syrup and the café’s luxurious Belgian waffles.
14. The Tivoli in Cheltenham
This modern and welcoming pub in Cheltenham’s Tivoli offers a range of options for boozy brunchers. The Tivoli brunch menu includes avocado on toast, eggs Benedict and traditional full English breakfasts, alongside drinks such as prosecco, pink gin spritzes, Aperol spritzes and Carling.
15. The Abbey in Gloucester
The Abbey in Gloucester is a busy city-centre pub that offers a budget-friendly bottomless brunch deal that includes a pick of one dish from its extensive brunch menu and a generous two hours of unlimited drinks. Drinks on offer include prosecco, Aperol spritzes, Amstel, Peroni, espresso martinis, passionfruit bellinis, as well as a selection of soft drinks.
16. Curio Lounge in Stroud
The Curio Lounge in Stroud promises an inviting atmosphere, with the brunch menu including favourites such as the big Lounge breakfast, avocado brunch and ham hock hash, as well as an impressive range of gluten-free and vegan options.
17. Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham
A longstanding weekend destination for Cheltenham’s brunchers, the extensive breakfast menu at Boston Tea Party includes porridge, fruit pancakes and porky beans, alongside mango mimosas, bellinis, beer and wine.
18. Côte Brasserie in Gloucester
Côte Brasserie in Gloucester Quays offers a French-inspired Champagne breakfast for early birds who want to enjoy bubbly alongside a full breakfast, eggs Benedict or a croque monsieur. Available until 12pm, the French restaurant chain’s offer includes any cooked breakfast with a hot drink or juice and a glass of Champagne.
19. The Clarence Social in Cheltenham
On Saturdays and Sundays, The Clarence Social offers one of the most popular bottomless brunches in Cheltenham. Diners can enjoy two or three courses washed down with unlimited prosecco, bellinis, mimosas or beer, as well as a cocktail of the day on arrival. The popular brunch menu includes full English and veggie breakfasts, smashed avocado on toast and warm chocolate brownies for those with a sweet tooth.