The Regal


The Regal is one of many fantastic Wetherspoon Lloyds pubs! We serve delicious breakfasts from 8am - 11.30am, and our wide range of main meals runs from 11.30am all the way through to 11pm. We have a range of offers on all day every day, including inclusive drinks with meals and drink bundle offers. We also run steak offers on Tuesdays, and curry offers on a Thursday.

Our new takeaway option means you can take our food away with you to enjoy as you take in the history and sites of Gloucester, or take away our sharer plates for a movie night with the family! It’s up to you!

We are a family-friendly restaurant welcoming children under 18 until 9pm. Children’s menus, colouring, and highchairs are available.

Our beer garden has shaded and non-shaded areas for use all year round.

We have an access lift to cater for pushchairs and wheelchairs, an access toilet and access to the beer garden.

Wednesday (Student night) and Saturday nights are for the party people! DJ, dancing and drinks deals all night long!

Our pub, The Regal, takes its name from the cinema it was previously used for. Work on the purpose-built cinema began in 1939, but the outbreak of war soon halted construction. The Regal finally opened in 1955, after government restrictions on cinemas had been lifted.

By then, the pre-war plans had been modified to include a stage and dressing rooms. Equipped with all the latest technology, the Regal had 1,006 seats in the stalls and 462 in the circle.

On the opening night, a packed house watched Now and Forever, starring Janette Scott, Vernon Gray, and Jack Warner. There was also an Edgar Lustgarten thriller, Night Plane to Amsterdam, as well as a ‘short’, Journey to the Sea and Pathe News.

The first stage show at the Regal featured ‘the thrilling voice’ of David Whitfield. His supporting acts included Harry Bailey, ‘The King of Blarney’.

A few months later, the first pantomime included Danny La Rue, then at the outset of a highly successful career.

In 1963, the familiar name of the Regal was changed to ABC. Stage shows were now largely one night affairs, often featuring pop groups – including The Beatles. There were further changes in 1974 when the cinema closed temporarily to be converted into a triple screen complex.

A change in ownership led to a new name. The ABC became part of the Cannon chain in 1987. But since its refurbishment by J D Wetherspoon’s, the building is once again known as the Regal.

The cinema closed in 1990 and was subsequently purchased by J D Wetherspoon, who converted it into a pub called The Regal, which opened in 1996.

The Regal enjoys showing off Gloucester’s historical values with our framed informative art around the building. Each photo has a description of its historical stories. Some of these include Charles I and Beatrix Potter.

We also store photos of old films such as Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, and Danny La Rue in I’m so two faced.

Our main feature to date is our enormous King Kong film prop alongside our planes and New York skyline, both children and adults enjoy seeing Kong and some even spot the secret hidden shadow scene! 

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Guide Prices

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Starting from£2.79 per person per night



  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Handrail by steps
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast - available until noon
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open All Year

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • On Bus Route - Just over the road from Gloucester's bus station
  • Parking (charge) - Just off the non-pedestrianised part of Eastgate Street The NCP Hampden Way car park and St. Michael's Square have both received a 'Park Mark' award from the police. NCP rooftop multi-storey at Kings Walk and Mall Eastgate Centre. Digital displays on the approaches to Gloucester indicate the number of spaces available in these car parks. The St. Michael's Square and Mall Eastgate Centre car parks are off Brunswick Road. Brunswick Road is closed to most vehicles at its junction with Eastgate Street. You’ll need to enter it via Parliament Street or Spa Road from Southgate Street/Bristol Road or via Park Road from Trier Way. Follow the signs for The Mall car park

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Regal, J.D. Wetherspoon


33 St Aldate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1RP
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Tel+44 (0)1452 332344

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday08:00 - 00:00
Friday - Saturday08:00 - 01:00
Sunday08:00 - 00:00

* Please check the restaurant's website for opening times.

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