In search of a cold pint in a sunny spot? You’re in the right place, from serene waterfront bars to historic ale houses and our very own brewery, Gloucester is just the place to soak up the summer sun and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Wherever you are and whatever your preferences, we’ve got you covered with the best outdoor spaces to enjoy a drink in the City.

Please check directly with pubs and bars for updates on their reopening plans. 

The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn Courtyard

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With its beautiful, cobbled courtyard the Fountain Inn is a Gloucester gem. A stone’s throw from Gloucester Cathedral, the pub is perfect for catching up with pals over a refreshing pint and bite to eat.


Tank outdoor seating

Photo Credit - Tank

An absolute must for craft beer lovers, brought to you by Gloucester Brewery, Tank serves freshly brewed house pints, specially selected guest beers and Fox’s Kiln Distillery Gin and tonic. Nestled in the heart of our vibrant Docks, Tank is the ideal place to sit down and soak up the atmosphere.

The Outdoor Inn at The Fleece Hotel

outdoor inn gloucester

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In the heart of Gloucester on the site of the Fleece Hotel, the Outdoor Inn is a new addition to Gloucester’s drinking scene. The bar, a converted London bus exclusively serves drinks outside in a green and grassy 200-capacity courtyard. Serving their own locally brewed lagers, you can enjoy a pint of Prototype (a citrus based IPA) and Take 2 (a stronger banana beer).

Café Rene

cafe rene garden

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Stumble across Café Rene on Southgate Street- loved by locals, the pub is known for its friendly atmosphere and live music. Take a seat and enjoy some rays and a pint of local ale.

Robert Raikes House

Robert Raikes

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Robert Raikes’s House, is a traditional pub situated right in the City Centre. The 16th century public house boasts a charming beer garden with plenty of space, with a traditional selection on draught to choose from.

Brewhouse and Kitchen

brewhouse seating next to canal

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Sample the latest offering of beer brewed on-site in the micro-brewery and enjoy a tasty pub classic whilst having a catch up. Savour the view from their beautiful dockside outdoor seating, being in Gloucester Quays this is a great retreat for shopaholics alike.

The Vine

The vine gardem

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The Vine Bar & Kitchen is the place for sophisticated cocktails and a spot of grazing, with a Spanish Inspired pinchos menu. Get cosy in the gorgeous outdoor space and enjoy a catch up with friends.

The Cider Tree at the Coach and Horses

the coach and horses

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Near Kingsholm Stadium, the Cider Tree at The Coach and Horses is the one for cider lovers with its great selection of ciders, perrys and fruit infusions. The beer garden is a great space to pull up a seat and enjoy a fruity one.

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The Cider Tree At the Coach and Horses
The Cider Tree At the Coach and Horses

The Cider Tree at The Coach and Horses is a beautifully restored 15th Century coach house.


Tank is the bar managed and supplied by Gloucester Brewery.

The Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn

Traditional English pub, serving good home cooked food. Bar meals and Chefs daily specials. Outdoor seating away from the hustle and bustle of the streets, quiet and relaxing.

Brewhouse & Kitchen
Inside Brewhouse & Kitchen

A warm welcome from the Brewhouse and Kitchen team here at Gloucester Quays.

Cafe Rene Pub & Restaurant
Cafe Rene Pub & Restaurant

All day freshly prepared meals. Chef's Specials and candle lit dining. Live music every Wednesday night and various DJ's over the weekend in the cellar bar. Famous Summer BBQs, a Beer Garden and Cellar Bar. As recommended by The Rough Guide to England.

Robert Raikes's House
Robert Raikes

Set in the beautiful 16 Century townhouse once belonging to local philanthropist Robert Raikes, this is now a quirky, city centre public house which is run by Samuel Smiths Brewery and boasts a lovely garden courtyard where you can dine on a summers day.



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