Cider Pub Guide to Gloucestershire
The guide to pubs selling Real Cider in Gloucestershire. 57 entries so far...
- Boat Inn, The Quay, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, GL19 4HZ. Tel: (01452) 700272.
Lovely riverside pub serving 2 or 3 Westons ciders/perry from bag-in-box. Excellent B&B at Ashleworth Court.
- Red Hart Inn, The Village, Awre, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EW. Tel: (01594) 510220.
- The Salutation, Ham, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9QH. Tel: (01453) 810284.
Home pub of the Berkeley Hunt, with lovely setting in the Gloucestershire countryside. Sells Gwatkins med and sweet, along with several other real ales. A true 'Free House'.
- The Red Hart, Blaisdon, Glos. GL17 0AH OS Ref. SO703169 Tel 01452 830477
- The Cock Inn, A48, Nibley Hill, Gloucestershire, GL15 4DB. Tel: (01594) 510239.
- The Rising Sun, High Street, Bream, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 6JF. Tel: (01594) 564555.
House cider. Good food though a little expensive. Quiet.
- Bakers Arms, Broad Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6UR. Tel: (01386) 840515.
Wonderful country inn, Local CAMRA branch and Gloucestershire Pub of the Year 2005. Thatchers Heritage.
- Brockweir Country Inn, Brockweir, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7NG. Tel: (01291) 689548.
Lovely pub on the English side of the Wye. Orchard's bottled Wye Medium and Dry.
- Cider Mill in Sandford Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. <-- is this an actual pub?
- Bayshill Inn, St. Georges Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PP. Tel: (01242) 524388. Email: email@example.com
- Beehive Inn, 1 - 3 Montpellier Villas, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2XE. Tel: (01242) 579443.
- Cheltenham Motor Club, Upper Park Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6SA. Tel: (01242) 522590.
Thatchers Heritage Cider on handpump. Not open Mon-Fri lunch.
- House in the Tree, Hayden Lane, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0SP. Tel: (01242) 680241.
Located a couple of miles out from Cheltenham. A well-known cider pub, much extended but still retaining the cosy locals bar. Usually four draught ciders (Bulmers Traditional, Thatchers Dry, Black Rat and Weston's Herefordshire Country Perry on 16/06/07). Possible cider festival in July.
- The Jolly Brewmaster, 39 Painswick Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2EZ. Tel: (01242) 772261.
Tucked away in the back streets near the Bath Road shops, this is a friendly, well run ale house with Black Rat cider and Weston's Perry on handpump. Also serves the industrial ciders known as Addlestones, Westons Premium with Cider Ice and Kingston Rosey from Aston Manor. Mini-cider festival held in the Summer. The Sunday roasts looked excellent. (7/5/06)
- Natural Grocery Store, 150 - 156 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7NG. Tel: (01242) 243737.
A good range of bottled organic ciders, including Aspalls, Dunkertons, and Sheppys. See here for details, and also mail-order.
- Moon under Water, 16 - 28 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HA. Tel: (01242) 583945.
- Prince of Wales, Portland Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2NX. Tel: (01242) 234044.
Lovely traditional pub popular with Cheltenham's Irish community and needless to say the horse racing crowd. Thatchers Cider on handpump in the tiny front bar. There is a good enclosed garden at the rear.
- The Strand, 40-42 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1EE. Tel: (01242) 511848.
- Sudeley Arms, Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2PN. Tel: (01242) 510697.
- Swan, 37 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AQ. Tel: (01242) 584929.
Smart, cosmopolitan pub, in the centre of Cheltenham. Thatchers Heritage Cider on handpump.
- Volunteer Inn, Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6DY. Tel: (01386) 840688.
Grand locals pub with good garden. Thatchers Traditional (7/06/06)
- Eight Bells, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6JG. Tel: (01386) 840371.
- The White Heart, 85 St. White's Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3ER. Tel: (01594) 827792.
Rough Old Wife on 5/9/11.
- Waggon & Horses, London Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1NC. Tel: (01285) 652022.
Weston's Old Rosie on handpump. (The 1996 edition of CAMRA's 'Real Ale in Gloucestershire' lists 8 pubs as selling a real cider. On a crawl around Cirencester's pubs on 29/07/06 we only managed to find this one!)
- Bear Inn, 12 Dyer Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Tel: (01285) 653472.
- Twelve Bells, 12 Lewis Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1EA. Tel: (01285) 644549.
Appealing traditional pub (near the Forum car park) with Weston's Scrumpy Supreme on handpump.
- The Tudor Farmhouse, High Street, Clearwell, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JS. Tel: (01594) 833046.
Hotel's restaurant features fine British food utilising local ingredients, the bar features Orchard's bottled ciders.
- Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, Gloucestershire, GL55 6NH. Tel: (01386) 593223.
- Three Horseshoes, The Green, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7OY. Tel: (01452) 740463.
Proper, two bar village pub. You can buy your paper here too. Thatchers on handpump.
- George Inn, Peter Street, Frocester, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TQ. Tel:(01453) 822302.
- Cafe Rene, Marylone, off Southgate, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TP. Tel: (01452) 309340.
Three draught ciders: Moles Black Rat, Thatchers Farmer's Tipple and Thatchers Cheddar Valley. Outstanding pub and informal restaurant with an unobtrusive French theme. All dim lighting, oak beams and walls lined with wine bottles. Good value food. Free wifi. The pub is tucked away down a back alley - pass through the church arch opposite the Golden Cross pub.
- Dick Whittington's, 100 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PE. Tel: (01452) 502039.
- Fountain Inn, 53 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NW. Tel: (01452) 522562.
Westons Traditional Scrumpy on handpump (plus Stowford Press). Warm, carpeted pub - a very relaxing place to while away the day. Simple but appetising food (curly chips, cheesy omelettes, and the like)
- Imperial Inn, 59 Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AG. Tel: (01452) 529918.
- New Inn Hotel, 16 Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1SF. Tel: (01452) 522177.
Moles Black Rat. "The finest example of a medieval galleried inn to be seen in Britain today", or so claims its website; it's certainly a very attractive building, though the bar itself is a pub much like any other. Right in the centre of town.
- Old Bell, 9a Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG. Tel: (01452) 332993.
Thatchers. First-floor pub/restaurant with live music in the evenings. 17th century in origin but it has long since vacated the ground floor.
- Phoenix Fine Drinks, 5 College Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NJ. Tel: (01452) 301223.
- The Regal, 33 St Aldate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1RP. Tel: (01452) 332344.
Moles Black Rat, Westons Old Rosie and Westons Organic Vintage all on draught, plus Wetherspoons' usual range of bottles (Thatchers Perry, etc.). This converted cinema is a curious hybrid of the usual Wetherspoons and their music/TV Lloyds No 1 chain. The 60s-style signage outside has been retained - a nice touch.
(We didn't have time to check out the New Victory Inn or the Victory Hotel on the High Street in Tredworth, nor the Kingsholm Inn opposite the rugby ground, but the local CAMRA branch site suggests they might also be fruitful places to find good cider. Reading through a CAMRA newsletter in the Fountain Inn suggested that the Queen's Head in Longford may be getting some cider in, too.)
- The Yew Tree Inn, Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD. Tel: (01452) 830355.
Forest of Dean pub serving cider made by a small local producer, possibly Holders?
- Kings Arms, High Street, Mickleton, Gloucestershire, GL55 6RT. Tel: (01386) 438257.
Quite a foody pub, but with a cosy, smaller bar. Thatchers Traditional (Dry) on electric dispense.
- Wellington Inn, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0HN. Tel: (01608) 650936.
Weston's Old Rosie and Herefordshire Country Perry on handpump, plus Weston's Organic and Westons Perry in bottles, and draught Stowford Press. Welcoming locals pub on the eastern edge of town (on the A44 Chipping Norton road). Pictures and memorabilia associated with the Wellington Bomber not the Boot. Hook Norton brewery.
- Cotswold Cheese Company, 5 High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AH. Tel: (01608) 652862.
- Warners Budgens, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AF. Tel: (01608) 651854.
- The George Hotel, Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1PU. Tel: (01531) 820203. Fax: (01531) 822392. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An old coaching house dating back to the mid-Seventeenth century. Bar with open fire, menu created with local produce, a limited range of cider.
The ancient market town of Newent is situated where two medieval roads from Wales converged on their way to Gloucester and the Severn River Crossing. The pretty Town with its black and White houses and historic Market Square make it a perfect location for touring the surrounding countryside, or visiting the National Birds of Prey Centre and the Shambles Museum. This old Coaching House and Posting Inn dates back to the mid-seventeenth century, records state 1649. During recent alterations a treasure throve of golden spade guineas were found beneath the hearth of the western fireplace in the lounge bar. You can relax and enjoy a drink in our comfortable bar with its open fire and wonderfully cosy atmosphere or choose from the extensive bar menu much of which is created using local produce. High standards of accommodation are offered, and most rooms having private bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and colour televisions in all our rooms. The former Coach house is now a well-appointed restaurant with a full A La Carte menu available every evening. The restaurant is also available for private functions weddings, meetings or social gatherings.
- The Ostrich Inn, Newland, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NP. Tel: (01594) 833260.
- The Yew Tree Inn, May Hill, Clifford's Mesne, near Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JS. Tel: (01531) 820719.
Cass, the landlady will be asking the customers, "Which is your favourite cider/perry?" during the cider festival in March. She is hoping to have about four ciders on as regular feature for the summer. The pub is just out of the village on the track up to May Hill. The best perry is by tradition made within site of May Hill. If there is sufficient demand she is hoping to have a regular perry. For those of a literary bent, Edward Thomas wrote his lovely poem, "Words" on May Hill, while visiting his friend Robert Frost who was then living in Dymock, about 6 miles from May Hill. Frost's "less taken path" was in Gloucestershire rather than New England. Its a lovely pub with the emphasis on good food and drink.
- Railway Inn, Station Road, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1DA. Tel: (01594) 516317.
A hidden gem just behind the main street. It's where all the local cider makers congregate to drink beer (why pay for cider they make themselves!). Dave Price, the landlord, stocks over 50 (yes fifty!) very local ciders and perry's in bottle or draught. On draught these include a full range of Weston's, Malvern Magic, Broome Farm, Thatchers and others. Bottles include Severn Sider and Tosh's (both Nick Bull and Ray Tosh frequent the pub) and a myriad other choices. This is a must visit pub. John Parry
- Red Lion, Market Place, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3EJ. Tel: (01451) 860251.
- The Swan, Pillowell, near Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4QU. Tel: (01594) 562477.
Draught Thatcher's Traditional. Tiny pub, lovely atmosphere. They also do food.
- Plough, Mill Street, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, GL52 3BG. Tel: (01242) 228704.
Thatched, multi-room pub on a quiet backstreet opposite the church. Beautiful orchard garden, popular with diners, though there is still a traditional locals bar area. Westons Bounds Brand and 1st Quality on handpump.
- Royal Oak, 43 The Burgage, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, GL52 3DL. Tel: (01242) 522344.
Excellent village local with a good reputation for beer, and a lovely enclosed garden at the rear. Thatchers Heritage Cider is on handpump and a Cider, Perry & Cheese Festival is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
- The Star Inn, 37 Castle Road, Gloucestershire, BS16 9RF. Tel: (0117) 937 2391.
A smart, multi-roomed pub on the outskirts of the village, selling Thatchers Dry and Cheddar Valley and Taunton Traditional on handpump. Good value food is served in a separate dining area. Roy Bailey
- The Daneway Inn, Dane Lane, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, GL7 6LN. Tel:
(01285) 760297. Canalside pub set in picturesque Cotswold valley. Sells Westons Old Rosie. Good walking country. The canal here is the Thames & Severn Canal, part of the Cotswold Canals - closed for 70 years but now under restoration. The pub car park is on the site of one of the locks! A few hundred yards to the east is the entrance to the closed and partly collapsed, Sapperton Tunnel.
- The George Inn, St. Briavels, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TA. Tel: (01594) 530228.
Orchard's bottled Wye Medium and Wye Dry.
- The Crown, Pystol lane, St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TE. Tel: (01594) 530205.
- The Tudor Arms, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BP. Tel: (01453) 890 306
Undergoing major refurbishment work for 2006, this pub is handy for Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Two bars. The lounge leads through to a separate dining room. There is a pool table in the more basic public bar. Sells Mole's Black Rat (Traditional, not Sparkling) Duncan Shine
- Snowshill Arms, Snowshill, Gloucestershire, WR12 7JU. Tel: (01386) 852653.
- The Baker Arms, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DN. Tel: (01285) 861298.
Black Rat on tap. Nice country pub, good food, although service can be a little mixed at times which is a shame for such a great place.
We didn't find any real cider in Stow, but if you're stuck here (and thirsty), the White Hart and Queen's Head in the Market Square have Stowford Press, and the Bell (on the edge of town, where the Maugersbury road leaves the A436 to Chipping Norton) has fizzy Inch's Stonehouse. -- Richard Fairhurst
- The New Inn Waterley Bottoms, North Nibley, Stroud, Gloucester GL11 6EF
The New Inn in Waterley Bottoms, North Nibley (near Dursley) is popular for its choice of ciders. The pub has a cider festival every summer where there are normally over thirty ciders, and generally, has a good choice of Weston Ciders on draught, Thatchers ciders in bottles and a couple of sparkling ciders on tap but has also recently started to sell an interesting local cider which is made in the nearby town of Wotton-Under-Edge by Barnes and Adams.
- The Lord John, Russell Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AA. Tel: (01453) 758827.
- The Swan Inn, Swan Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HF. Tel: (01453) 763917.
Traditional backstreet pub with Westons Traditional Scrumpy on handpump.
Stroud otherwise seems to be a Stowford Press stronghold, but if this doesn't offend you too much, try the Golden Fleece at the top of town - an outstanding, cosy pub with real music and friendly staff. The Ship Inn in Brimscombe wasn't open when we passed, but is reputed to do good cider and has Weston's stickers in the window. -- Richard Fairhurst
- White Bear, Bredon Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BU. Tel: (01684) 296614.
Busy drinkers pub with up to three draught ciders, usually from Thatchers. Dry, Medium, and Moles Black Rat on 28/01/07. Large Beer or should I say Cider Garden 7 ciders 3 of them real. Live music on Sunday afternoons. Occasional evening live music and Karaokes - dogs welcome
- The Miners Arms, Whitecroft, near Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4PE. Tel: (01594) 562483.
Bizzarly the pub won the CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2005/06, despite usually only having Thatchers on draught. (list here): draught Thatchers Medium and Heritage, Moles Black Rat and Westons Herefordshire Country Perry on our visit, plus various bottles including the local Severn Sider, Orchard's Farmhouse Dry, and Orchard's Wye Medium, plus some Welsh ciders. Two-bar locals' pub, light and airy, and appealing to all ages. Excellent food available and a good choice of ales. Very popular venue for live music - the fortnightly Friday open mic sessions are a big draw.
- New Inn, Main St, Willersey, Gloucestershire, WR12 7PJ. Tel: (01386) 853226.
No-nonsense Donnington Brewery pub with Westons Scrumpy from a bag-in-box.
Pubs Delisted from the Cider Pub Guide to Gloucestershire
- Farmers Arms, Ledbury Road, Lower Apperley, GL19 4DR. Tel: (01452) 780307.
- The Little Owl, 237, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire. Tel: (01242) 529404.
Used to have a manucube of Brook Apple Farm cider or perry, but changed ownership in early 2006 and no longer has a real cider therefore it is delisted. (30/07/06)
- The Cotswold Wine Company, High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire.
Former off-licence, now closed.
- The Fleur De Lys, Shortwood Road, Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, BS16 9RA. Tel: (0117) 937 3272.
- The Royal Oak, Whitecroft, near Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4PG. Tel: (01594) 563659.
Delisted as it closed some time ago.
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