If you want to enjoy a meal out minus a hefty bill, discover some of Gloucester’s best value pub lunches – offering delicious yet affordable dishes that are ideal for mid-week treats or weekend feasts.
So, if it’s just before payday or you’re trying to keep costs down, you’ll love sampling our round up of the best places to go for a purse-friendly lunch.
1. The Fountain Inn in Gloucester
Enjoy a traditional country pub experience right in the heart of Gloucester at The Fountain Inn, one of the city’s oldest ale houses, which serves a great-value menu at lunchtime.
Whether you fancy a sharing platter; pub classics such as steak and ale pie; and a trio of sausages; burgers; sandwiches, an all-day breakfast or weekend roasts, there’s plenty to choose from without spending too much.
2. The Red Lion Inn in Gloucester
Soak up the riverside setting of The Red Lion Inn, a charming country pub located on the banks of the River Severn, just outside Gloucester. With plenty of outside space too, the pub is a lovely lunch spot during the summer months.
From baguettes filled with breaded cod goujons and homemade tartare sauce to soup and cheese on toast, along with burgers and fishcakes, the extensive menu features plenty of pub grub choices that don’t break the bank.
3. The Royal Exchange in Gloucester
Located just outside Gloucester, The Royal Exchange is a family-run country pub that offers stunning views of the Malvern Hills from its terrace and an affordable lunchtime menu.
Expect everything from open sandwiches served with coleslaw and fries; Gloucester Old Spot ham, egg and chips; burgers, Ploughman’s; and a selection of sharing platters.
4. Robert Raikes House in Gloucester
Now a bustling city centre pub, Robert Raikes’s House is located in an impressive 16th century timber-framed building that was once the home of the Gloucester-born philanthropist.
The pub is ideal for affordable lunchtime dining, with its menu featuring the likes of sandwiches, homemade pies, burgers, salads, and hearty mains, along with tasty desserts.
5. Dick Whittington’s in Gloucester
A family-run pub in the heart of Gloucester, The Dick Whittington is housed in a 13th century inn and offers six ales and ciders on tap, along with a menu featuring good-value lunchtime dishes.
If you’re feeling hungry, choose from burgers, pies, fish and chips, and a trio of sausages, while you can also fill up on toasties, jacket potatoes, wraps and sharing platters.
6. Café Rene in Gloucester
Located on Southgate Street, Gloucester’s Café Rene offers a delicious yet affordable choice for lunchtimes, whether you’re after a snack or a more substantial meal.
Many of the dishes on Café Rene’s lunch menu are £12 and under, including its sandwiches and wraps, jacket potatoes, homemade soup, salads and house specials – spanning fish and chips, and a trio of sausage and mash.
7. Brewhouse & Kitchen at Gloucester Quays
Head down to Gloucester Quays for a spot of grub at Brewhouse & Kitchen, which serves up tasty dishes that are ideal for quick bites or leisurely weekend lunches.
From sandwiches with skin-on fries and steak and chips to healthy buddha bowls and indulgent mac and cheese, there’s something for everyone to enjoy without costing the earth.
8. Queen's Head in Longford
If you fancy venturing slightly out of town for food, make a beeline for the Queen’s Head Longford, which serves a delicious lunch menu that offers a variety of dishes, including many which don’t break the bank.
Whether you’re craving a homemade pie, sandwiches, or lunchtime classics such as buttermilk chicken with chips, you’re spoilt for choice, while there are also tempting sides to add to your order.