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Brewhouse & Kitchen, Gloucester

Pub added by Bucking Fastard
Unit R1, St Anne Walk, Gloucester Quays

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Brainy Pool left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

big trendy bar on the docks, a bit like the Head of Steam these places are much more interesting than the average pub chain. However, the big push towards aloof table service and loud speaker music made it feel much more Euro-bar than pub. Decent ‘craft stout’ and lunch food, some very good early 80s pop playing, probably not for the traditionalists but it was enjoyable enough for an hour or so.

On 8th August 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

A good sized interior with the bar facing you as you enter. Their microbrewery was positioned in the corner on the right hand side and there was an open plan kitchen along the back on the left hand side of the bar, with the majority of this area set up for dining. The staff were pleasant and chatty and I got some helpful info about the latest beer pitchers which hold 8 pints of beer and are placed in the table centre, where you pour your own beer from a small tap underneath. Four handpumps along the front bar, so we went for the Shedhead, which was fine.

On 22nd March 2020 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

The post-industrial interior is well described by Blackthorn, below, though our experience was somewhat different.  The menu was very much reduced, only a couple of pub staples on offer foodwise, and my meal was rather disappointing.  The staff were untrained, although admittedly easy on the eye.  The beer was good, as you would expect from this chain, and it was overall an enjoyable visit. We had SSBanner, Stevedore and Shed Head between us, all fairly enjoyable.  I’d be happy to come back, but I’m not convinced it offers the best value for money around here.

On 14th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

A new build pub in a prime spot on the Quays development overlooking the canal, there is an outside terrace to make the most of the views (not that it’s the most scenic stretch of canal in the world to be honest) and a good sized interior split over a couple of levels.

Inside, they’ve done a reasonable job of making it feel a little more rustic than many new builds, and whilst there are cable trays and air conditional ducting clearly visible, if you don’t stare up at the ceiling it’s actually all quite pleasant. There are sanded wooden boards on the floor and exposed brickwork down one side, whilst the two other sides have full height glass windows and it looks as though these can be opened in the warmer weather. As it’s name suggests, the pub brews it’s own beer and there are a number of copper brewing vessels clearly visible to one side of the pub, and a few punters were enjoying a “Brewery Experience Day” when we visited. To emphasis their brewing credentials, a glass case of hops was just inside the door and a couple of the plasma screens were showing an animated version of the brewing process. There was also some very industrial looking pipe work around with gauges attached, although I suspect this was more decorative than functional. Elsewhere there was an open kitchen at the rear with a mezzanine floor above and numerous light fittings made from old beer bottles. One table had a small fire in the middle of it, and the chimney above looked to have been fashioned from the top of a brewing vessel, complete with inspection window.

The menu offered a decent selection of pub grub dishes, with options such as steak, chicken & ale pie, rack of ribs, fish & chips, and so on, as well as a number of salads, burgers and sharing platters. Main courses were mostly somewhere around the £10 - £12 mark. We both opted for the New York Burger with a beef patty, pulled pork, cheese and relish. It was a generous portion and pretty good overall, with the accompanying fries and slaw also being very tasty.

Beers on tap were all their own as might be expected and on this occasion consisted of Stevedore, SSB, Down a Pegg, Shed Head, Easter, Longshanks, Propulsion and Unite. In addition to this there were a number of keg options available. Ciders meanwhile were Aspall’s Suffolk and Orchard Pig Reveller.

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Brewhouse and Kitchen

Situated in a modern building overlooking the boats moored up along the Gloucester Quayside and by Llanthony Lift Bridge,the interior is large with the bar directly infront of the entrance,an open kitchen the the rear left hand side with a small mezzanine above while to the right is more seating and the gleaming copper brewing conicals to the rear.Furnishing is varied but practical for either drinking or dining,while the outside terrace with wicker chairs was proving very popular in the fine weather.You can eat inside or out but food doesn't dominate .The young barstaff were friendly,informative and efficient.
The 8 handpumps will offer ale brewed on the premises (see website for likely choice) and there was a wide variety of strenghts and styles on offer on my visit,with beer names relating to the area.I sampled Propulsion Black IPA,SSB American Pale Ale and Shed Head Session IPA,all decent but maybe not at the cutting edge of ales of that style.However that is probably being too picky,and I would call in again when next in the Docks on a combined visit with Tank around the corner.

On 1st June 2016 - rating: 7
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