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Food and drink
Whatever you and your family’s tastes, or whether you are looking to unwind or enjoy a great night out, there are lots of brilliant places to eat and drink in the city of Gloucester. It doesn’t matter if you are exploring locations for the Harry Potter films in the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, relaxing by Gloucester Docks, or enjoying superb attractions on the outskirts of the city, you are never far away from one of Gloucester’s fantastic range of pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes.
Gloucestershire is a foodie's paradise, boasting world-renowned produce including the Double and Single Gloucester cheeses. The UK's first pedgree breed pig, the Gloucestershire Old Spot, is quite rightly sought after by the top chefs in the country for its succulence and flavour. The River Severn is famed for its rare elvers (baby eels) which fetch a high price in restaurants in Japan.
Restaurants and cafes
If it is fine food, lunch on the run, or dockside dining, you should have no problem finding somewhere to suit your tastes in the city of Gloucester. From Michelin star restaurants to takeaways, gastro pubs to sandwich shops, or family-run businesses to national chains, there is plenty of tasty fare to get your teeth into. Foodies are spoilt for choice with traditional English and authentic Mediterranean, Chinese, Indian, African and Greek cuisine all on the menu, plus the restaurant quarter at Gloucester Quays.
Pubs and clubs
The city of Gloucester is home to a brilliant range of pubs and clubs featuring all types of beers and brews to refresh and satisfy any thirst. What could be better than sipping a cool drink and enjoying a tasty bite to eat while kicking back and taking it easy enjoying the surroundings at Gloucester Docks, or sipping a pint while sitting in front of a crackling log fire in one of Gloucester’s historic pubs? Maybe you fancy testing your knowledge with a pub quiz, or enjoying a tasty Sunday lunch, while for night owls there is a variety of clubs at which to dance the night away. And make sure you don’t leave the city without trying a pint of Gloucestershire real ale – we are sure you won’t be disappointed!
Download the Gloucester Historic Pubs Guide
The Gloucester Farmers Market is always worth a visit every Friday at The Cross – the intersection of Northgate Street, Eastgate Street, Southgate Street and Westgate Street – from 9am to 3pm. The feast of food on sale includes organic fruit and vegetables, and a range of locally sourced meats, beers and ciders, and plants and flowers, plus hot food stalls. Gloucester Quays hosts the Orchard Street Market on the first weekend of ech month.