LOCAL GUIDE TO GLOUCESTER, CHELTENHAM & COTSWOLDS
Gloucester Places to eat/drink
There are lots of places to drink and eat in the area, some walking distance ones below:
The Vine Bar at Ivy House, 94 Eastgate Street - Funky bar, wine, cocktails
Portivo Lounge - Great informal space and food at Gloucester Docks.
Greek at the Docks - Watch the boats and feel like you are in Greece, well sort of.
Settabello - Great independent Italian Restaurant and Bar
Hubble Bubble - Great Cafe for Lunch by the Cathedral in Westgate St
Aroma - Southgate Street. Really good Currys
Brew House - They Brew their own beer on site.
Bills - Burgers and much more in a nice modern designed industrial space. Great for breakfast
Tank - Independant Bar with lots of beer and cocktails
Cote - French chain Brasserie Docks Area
Gloucester Brewery Tap Room - Based just over the bridge. Comedy Nights and other events
Cafe Rene - Live music and home cooked style food, this traditional bar turns into club
Doctor Fosters - Good for food and drink with some of the best views of the water at the docks
Caffe Corretto - Family run Italian cafe, great for snacks & good coffee located at The Docks
Wagammas - Next to the Cinema on the Docks
Nando - Gloucester Docks - popular Chicken chain
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Barnsley House - Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EE Cirencester, GL7 5EE
01285 740 000 - One of our favourites for upmarket dining with a Spa as well as its own Pink cinema
Calcot Manor - Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8YJ. 01666 890 391 - More luxury dining and another lovely Spa experience
Cowley Manor - Cowley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9NL. 01242 870 900 - Featuring Spa with indoor and outdoor pools and set in lovely grounds this has a great restaurant
131 Bar and Restaurant - Promenade, Cheltenham - Trendy with good food and a lively bar
Wild Duck - Ewan, GL7 6BY - 01285 770 310 - The Wild Duck is a mellow Cotswold stone inn dating back to 1568 steeped in history with oak beams, ancestral portraits and open log fires. An extensive wine list and real ales compliment the fresh local produce used in the innovative menu. thewildduckinn.co.uk
Places of interest in the Cotswolds
The Cotswold's is famous the world over for it beauty and its villages are famous tourist attractions. Here are some of our favourites within a short drive away
Bourton on the Water
Stow on the Wold
Need City life and fun? Plus seasonal
Try nearby University City Oxford for lots of history and museums or go to Bristol for history, gigs and concerts.
Cheltenham is great for elegant shopping and dining. Cheltenham has a number of big festivals throughout the year including The National Hunt, Literature, Jazz, Classical so checkout these if they correspond to your stay. Don’t forget the lovely Cheltenham Cricket Festival either in July time.
The International Air Tattoo is held in Fairford each July and has spectacular air displays.
Gloucestershire has various pop style festivals throughout the summer months as well but due to their constant changing nature I won’t detail them here.
In April / May you can often find small point to point horse racing meets in the area.
Strike A Light - Twice a year hold 2 alternate theatre festivals with some great small shows.
Gloucester Poetry Festival - Held in October
Victorian Christmas Market Docks- Held each November and one of the largest in England
Halloween - Go to Frightmare at nearby Over Market for some scary fun - www.frightmare.co.uk
Tallships Festival is held at Gloucester Docks every 2 years. The last was 2017
Gloucester Goes Retro Festival - The gate street are transformed for a week in August with historic cars and people in period dress
Ghosts Walks - Informative and scary with the history of 1000 years to support it www.gloucesterghostwalk.co.uk
Cafe Rene hold many small music festivals in the city do check their facebook page for more details. Including Blues, Folk and Not the Nottinghill Carnival
There are loads, order direct from
Deliveroo - https://deliveroo.co.uk/
Just Eat - https://www.just-eat.co.uk/
Walking distance - Turn left and then left into Brunswick Road. At the end of the Street you will find the main shopping district. Or turn right and follow along Spa Road and into the Docks for the giant Outlet Centre and convenience stores
Aldi Supermarket - Turn Right and at the roundabout turn left into Southgate Street. At the lights go straight and in 100 yards you will find the supermarket stock most of your needs.
Corner Shops - Head to Southgate Street towards the docks for drinks, ltd range of food and takeaways only a few minutes walk away
Cineworld - The Brewery, Oxford Passage St Margaret's Rd, Cheltenham. 0871 200 2000
Cineworld - Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, Merchants' Rd, Gloucester GL1 5SH
Dentist - Eastgate House, Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1PX - 01452 418164
Doctors - Gloucester Health Access - 01452 336290
Hospital 24hrs - Great Western Rd, Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 3NN - 0300 422 2222
Police Station - Bearland, Gloucester GL1 2JP. Call 101
Taxi - City Cabs - 01452 411133
Theatre - Everyman, Regent St Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ. 01242 572 573
Theatre - Guildhall, 23 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1NS - 01452 503050
Train & Bus Station - Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DE