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in this Year's Gloucester Folk Trail


Llanthony Secunda Priory

Address: Priory Junction, Gloucester GL2 5FA

Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester is the remains of a once large and important Augustinian Priory which was founded outside the city walls in 1136.  It is a scheduled monument with listed buildings that has played an important part in Gloucester’s history for over 900 years. Llanthony Secunda Priory formally opened on the 27th August 2018 following 19 months of restoration and conservation work. Special events and projects over the next few years will establish Llanthony Secunda Priory as a heritage attraction and cultural venue.


Brewhouse & Kitchen

Address: Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet, R1, St Ann Way, Gloucester, Quays GL1 5SH

This venue bit different from your traditional pub – they brew our own, unique craft beers on-site in our brew-tiful microbrewery! As well as matching every dish on our menu to a style of beer they also love cooking with beer –so be sure to keep an eye out for recipes that make use of the beers they brew!

The Dick Whittington


Address: 100 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PE

The Dick Whittington is a historic pub located in Gloucester's city centre. Built as a 13th Century townhouse the original owner of the building was the uncle of the famous Dick Whittington, who went on to become mayor of London. It was here that Elizabeth I allegedly stayed when she visited the city in 1574, to this day the paintings which were used to decorate the house in preparation for recieving the queen are still hung in the managers lounge.


Gloucester Life Museum

The Ed Shed, The Dairy, The Cider Press and The Garden

Address: 99-103 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PG

Gloucester Life Museum is set in 500 year old Tudor timber-framed buildings, one of which was traditionally associated with the final night of the Protestant martyr, Bishop Hooper, the Life Museum is a complex of rooms on different levels with a unique ambiance. Behind the chocolate-box facade is a museum with a quaint cottage garden to the rear. For this event, exclusive access to the Dairy, the Cider Press and the Garden will be allowed. No access to the main museum due to high importance maintenance. This year is a new chapter for this iconic venue, with the Gloucester Civic Trust making it their base, enabling research, a place for talks and to re-introduce a vibrant café.


The Tall Ship

Address: 134 Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 2EX

The Tall Ship inn is a popular pub located just on the edge of Gloucester Docks. They specialise in seafood offering light meals, traditional food, brunch and vegetarian options.


Cross Keys Inn

Address: Cross Keys Ln, Gloucester GL1 2HQ

The Cross Keys Inn is an historic 16th Century, family run freehouse in the heart of Gloucester city centre.


The Fountain Inn

Address: 53 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2NW

The Fountain is one of the oldest known sites connected with the brewing trade in Gloucester. The name dates from around 1672, named for Trinity Well, the water source located nearby in Westgate Street. A plaque in the attractive courtyard is said to commemorate a royal connection: a visit by William III who allegedly rode his horse up the stairs to show his contempt for Jacobite rebels meeting there.

The Fountain is a traditional pub with a good range of real ales and great pub food.



Address: 12 - 14 Llanthony Road, Gloucester GL1 2EH

Tank is the bar managed and supplied by Gloucester Brewery. There are beers that are local, beers from further afield, an environment for relaxing as well as an environment for the discussion and enjoyment of beer.


The Cavern

Address: College St, Gloucester GL1 2NE

The Cavern is a live music and coffee shop venue in the heart of Gloucester, also facilitating different community events. throughout the week.


National Waterways Museum

Address: Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester GL1 2EH

Housed in the old Llanthony Warehouse in the heart of what once was the bustling Gloucester Docks, the museum will take you on a whole new journey. The museum’s new design takes a fresh approach to displaying objects from its designated collection, allowing you to enjoy the fabric of the warehouse itself. The new galleries have some very hands-on displays (and a few traditional exhibits too). But they all tell the stories of people living and working on the docks - some of them in person on the digital display screens.


Cookes Coffee & Curios

Address: 59 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 2NW

A family run venue offering quality coffee, loose leaf tea, wine, beer, or choice of soft drinks including ice cream milkshakes and an extensive food menu available.


Angie's Bar

Address: 1 Bull Ln, Gloucester GL1 2HG

Gloucester’s smallest bar, that has the warmest welcome. Angie's aims to provide a relaxed, classy venue for those who appreciate quality products in an easy-going environment.


Café René

Address: 31 Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 1TP

Café René in Gloucester is a vibrant live music, restaurant and pub venue. In addition to its excellent musical offering, the historic pub, with walls and ceilings dedicated to rows of wine bottles and beer mats, offers an extensive wine list as well as real ales on tap.


Tiger's Eye

Address: 9A Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 1TG

The Old Bell is a listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century has been serving locals and visitors of Gloucester since founded in 2008.


Peppers Cafe

Address: 2 Bull Ln, Gloucester GL1 2HG

This hidden gem of a cafe cooks all home made, organic and natural foods using local Gloucester produce. Every other Friday there is live music in the early evening or if there is a special event, live music will be played!

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