REAL ALE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE


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TEWKESBURY

ALBION INN  See Map
Oldbury Road, GL20 5LR
SO8947833026
Sat Nav: 51.995570,-2.154659
Just off High Street
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 293147
e-mail:info@albiontewkesbury.co.uk
website:http://www.albiontewkesbury.co.uk/
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
WYE VALLEY Butty Bach (H)

Family run local in town centre.
Courtyard garden. Parking in nearby
public car park. Opposite the Roses
theatre.


2014
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ANCHOR 1774  See Map
42, High Street, GL20 5BH
SO8934532988
Sat Nav: 51.995226,-2.156595
Centre of High Street
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 293625
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Busy town centre pub with a spacious
single bar. Extensive renovations in
1996 restored much of the original
character of this 18th Century coaching
inn which first opened in 1774.


2014
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BELL HOTEL  See Map
Church Street, GL20 5SA
SO8898632492
Sat Nav: 51.990759,-2.161808
Opposite the Abbey
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 293293
website:http://www.oldenglish.co.uk/
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Abbot (H)

This hotel is an excellent example of
17th century Tudor architecture, with a
comfortable lounge. Guest ales from the
Greene King range. Large dining area
with meal deals often available. Pay and
Display car park. Opposite the Abbey.

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2013
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BERKELEY ARMS  See Map
8, Church Street, GL20 5PA
SO8926032640
Sat Nav: 51.992095,-2.157822
Between Tewkesbury Cross & Abbey on old A38
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 290555
e-mail:theberkeleyarms1@hotmail.com
website:http://www.wadworth.co.uk/pubs/berkeley-arms-tewksbury-tewkesbury
WADWORTH Henry's IPA (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)
WADWORTH Swordfish (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (sourced regionally; often Thwaites, Wadworth)  (H)

Popular 15th century half-timbered Grade
II two-bar pub, just off Tewkesbury
Cross. The entrance to the public bar is
from the street, whilst the Lounge Bar
is accessed from one of Tewkesbury's
many alleyways. At the rear, a barn,
which is believed to be the oldest
non-ecclesiastical building in this
historic town, is used for dining in the
summer and serves as a meeting room.
Good value food is served daily except
Mondays. Cider is also available. The
pub is reputed to have a resident ghost.
Live music is performed on Saturday
evenings. Buses to Cheltenham and
Gloucester stop close by. The pub is
almost next door to Tewkesbury Abbey,
another excellent reason to visit the
town.

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2015
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BOAT HOUSE  See Map
King John Island, Mythe Road, GL20 6EB
SO8937433299
Sat Nav: 51.998022,-2.156182
On A38
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 275714
website:http://www.theboathousepub.co.uk/
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Reopened in May 2013, this pub &
restaurant overlooks the Tewkesbury
marina. Grand piano. Food until 2100.
Guest beer usually from Wickwar.


2013
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BRITANNIA  See Map
30, High Street, GL20 5AT
SO8931732896
Sat Nav: 51.994398,-2.157000
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 294208
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Bustling town centre local with roofed
bar. In May 2013, looking for a new
tenant.


2013
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CANTERBURY INN  See Map
Ashchurch Road, Newtown, GL20 8BT
SO9048733049
Sat Nav: 51.995795,-2.139964
A438
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 297744
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)

A large 1960's pub with central bar.


2012
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GUPSHILL MANOR  See Map
Gloucester Road, GL20 5SY
SO8937731440
Sat Nav: 51.981309,-2.156080
A38
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 292278
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)

Imposing 15th century building, former
manor house. Ballroom for private
functions. Memorabilia of the Battle of
Tewkesbury in 1471 adorn the walls.
Refurbished in 2007.

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2011
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NOTTINGHAM ARMS  See Map
129, High Street, GL20 5JU
SO8932632846
Sat Nav: 51.993949,-2.156867
A38 - in town centre
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 276346
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
ST AUSTELL Tribute (H)
WYE VALLEY HPA (H)
WYE VALLEY Butty Bach (H)

Fourteenth-century town-centre pub with
two welcoming rooms, a public bar at the
front and the restaurant behind, both
mostly timber Framed photographs of old
Tewkesbury adorn the walls. Fiver real
ales are now offered, one from a local
brewer, plus Westons Old Rosie cider.
The pub is noted for its excellent,
well-priced contemporary cuisine, served
lunchtimes and evenings. Knowledgeable
staff will happily tell you about the
resident ghosts. Live music on most
Sunday evenings and Thursday is quiz
night.


2015
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ODESSA  See Map
Gloucester Road, GL20 7DA
SO8926829827
Sat Nav: 51.966805,-2.157617
A38
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 293153
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)

Roadside pub, two miles from Tewkesbury.
Licensed since 1864, the pub sign
commemorates the battle of Odessa in the
Crimea War. Garden has children's slides
and swings.


2014
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OLDE BLACK BEAR  See Map
68, High Street, GL20 5BJ
SO8941333174
Sat Nav: 51.996899,-2.155610
A38 - Top of High St. near river bridge
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 292202
website:http:/www.johnbarras.com/pub/olde-black-bear-tewkesbury/p0756
ADNAMS Broadside (H)
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced nationally)  (H)

The oldest inn in Gloucestershire,
dating from 1308 and features many
separate rambling bar areas, one
boasting leatherwork on the ceiling that
dates to the 17th century. Part of the
building was originally the stables. The
inn's front door is reputedly the second
oldest in the area. Note the intriguing
old photographs of Tewkesbury. Reports
suggest resident ghosts (including an
old lady and a cavalier). A pleasant
terrace patio overlooks the garden and
the river Avon (moorings available),
where children (under supervision) can
feed the ducks and St John's bridge. The
lower restaurant was once the stables
and was used as a hospital during the
Battle of the Roses. Food served daily
1200-2100 (1900 on Sunday).


2015
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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB  See Map
50, Church Street, GL20 5SN
SO8903932516
Sat Nav: 51.990976,-2.161037
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 293798
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

Services club near the Abbey. Card
carrying CAMRA members welcome though
regular visitors should consider
joining. Local CAMRA branch's Club of
the Year 2015. Closed lunchtimes Monday
to Friday and Tuesdays except on third
Tuesday of the month

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2015
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ROYAL HOP POLE  See Map
94, Church Street, GL20 5RS
SO8920732626
Sat Nav: 51.991968,-2.158593
Centre of town between the Abbey and Cross
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 274039
e-mail:tewkesburylodge@wetherspoon.co.uk
website:http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-royal-hop-pole
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREAT WESTERN Old Higby (H)
HOOK NORTON Old Hooky (H)
RUDDLES County (H)
GUEST BEER Four Ales (sourced locally; often Battledown, Prescott)  (H)

This well known landmark is an
amalgamation of historic buildings from
the 15th and 18th centuries. It has been
known as the Royal Hop Pole since a
visit in September 1891 from Princes
Mary of Teck (Queen Mary Royal Consort
of George V). The pub is mentioned in
Pickwick Papers. It was purchased by
J.D. Wetherspoon and opened in May 2008.
Wood panelling on almost every wall of
the very spacious, multi-roomed drinking
establishment with large patio and
garden area at the rear.

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THEOC HOUSE  See Map
85, Barton Street, GL20 5PY
SO8931232672
Sat Nav: 51.992384,-2.157066
A438 - 50 yards from the Cross
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 296562
e-mail:info@theochouse.co.uk
website:http://www.theochouse.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced locally; often Gloucester, Severn Vale, Three Tuns)  (H)

A fully refurbished town-centre hostelry
that is a blend of pub, cafe and coffee
lounge, the owners have succeeded in
creating a relaxed atmosphere, and they
compete with a certain national pub
chain by opening all day to serve
good-value breakfast, brunch and evening
meals. Three real ales are regularly
available, usually a bitter and a stout,
but there are still plans to offer more.
Quiz night is Sunday, jazz evenings are
the second and fourth Wednesdays of the
month.

(42)
2016
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TUDOR HOUSE HOTEL  See Map
51, High Street, GL20 5BH
SO8935733021
Sat Nav: 51.995523,-2.156421
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 297755
Fax: 01684 290306
e-mail:tudorhouse@thechapmansgroup.co.uk
website:http://www.relaxinnztewkesbury.co.uk/
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced regionally; often Otter, Wells, Wychwood)  (H)

Situated on the High Street, this
delightful Tudor building oozes charm
and dignity. Cromwell's Bar offers a
selection of four ales, three constantly
changing. Pub meals are served in the
bar; more upmarket cuisine is available
either in the Mayor's Parlour or the
Court Room. Two outdoor areas provide a
relaxing placed to watch the boats on
the river behind the pub or enjoy a
quiet drink in the Secret Garden. A
coffee shop serves light
refreshments.


2015
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WHEAT PIECES  See Map
2, Clifford Avenue, GL20 7RW
SO9011131909
Sat Nav: 51.985539,-2.145407
Off Eastern Relief Road
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 274420
website:http://www.wheatpieces-tewkesbury.co.uk/
GREENE KING IPA (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)

Large two-bar estate pub which family
facilities including children's play
area. Food served throughout the day.
Lounge has a country style.


2000
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WHITE BEAR  See Map
Bredon Road, GL20 5BU
SO8954433292
Sat Nav: 51.997963,-2.153706
Off the north end of High Street.
Tel. Tewkesbury (01684) 296614
SADLER'S Peaky Blinder (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced regionally; often Gloucester, Sadlers, Salopian)  (H)

On the north-western edge of the town
centre, this good-value, family-run pub
attracts a varied clientele. Handily
situated close to the marina, it is
popular with river users. The open-plan
L-shaped bar offers room to play pool,
cribbage and darts; there is also a
skittle alley. Live music features every
Sunday evening. The four guest beers
change frequently and usually include
offerings from smaller breweries, whilst
a range of three traditional perries and
ciders, including Thatchers ciders are
also offered. Tewkesbury sub-branch
CAMRA's Pub of the Year 2016. A tardis
adorns the garden.


2015
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Last updated on 27/03/2017