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The Turks Head Inn, Gloucester

Pub added by aleand hearty
76 Southgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2DX

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Brainy Pool left this review about The Turks Head Inn

though this is a recent shop conversion on the high street it kind of feels like a pub that has been here forever. Very local. Beers served from gravity. All kinds of things pinned to walls. It wasn’t quite as friendly as I expected to be honest but i’m classing it as ‘proper pub’.

On 8th August 2020 - rating: 7
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Turks Head Inn

I thought that I'd done most of the best pubs in Gloucester previously. But the Turks Head surpasses all of them.

This was the first micropub I'd been to since lockdown and it was busy on my Saturday evening visit, despite its limited size.

4 ales were dispensed from behind the bar by gravity. These were 3D Who Loves Ya Baby, North Cotswold Shakespeare Bard's Best & Cotswold Best & Severn Ruby Porter.

However, it was the vast cider choice that attracted me, so much so that I had to dump the car and head back on foot to get through a few. The full list was Cotswold Cider Company No Brainer, Horn Blower & She Devil, Celtic Marches Ashton Bitters, Broadoak Pheasant Plucker, Orchard Revival Festival, House Medium, House Dry & Pioneer, Snail's Bank Tumbledown, Weston's Rosie's Pig, Rosie's Pig Raspberry & Cucumber, Old Rosie, Family Reserve & Flat Tyre, Sandford Orchards Devon Scrumpy, Thatcher's Cheddar Valley & Taunton Cider Company Original.

There were a few local characters in and the landlady was extremely friendly. No apps to order from, no table service, no one way system, ordering at the bar. Just common sense applied very well.

The Turks Head surpasses the Pelican as the best pub in Gloucester and my plan to visit a few other places went out of the window.

I should also add that they accept CAMRA 50p off per pint vouchers.

On 4th August 2020 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Turks Head Inn

A two roomed micro with a small front lounge area and a small bar and seating area at the rear. Four ales served from stillage and four ciders on our Sunday afternoon visit. The barman and locals were friendly and chatty and made visitors most welcome. The main features in here was the collection of old vinyl records stuck on the walls, along with a collection of Toby Jugs hanging from the ceiling over the bar. I think the bright orange corrugated was quite wacky. All of the cask ales are priced at £2.50 a pint on Sundays, so we went for the Parkway Brewery Giggle and Titter and the Goff's Cheltenham Gold.

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Turks Head Inn

A relatively recent opening, this is Gloucester’s first micropub and is conveniently situated between the main shopping area and the Quays. Oddly there was some background music playing on our visit, so perhaps it doesn’t quite fit the broadest micropub definition, but that was it as far as any sort of electronic entertainment went and there was also a notice banning the use of mobile phones.

It’s divided in to two rooms internally, with a relatively small room at the front overlooking the street and a slightly larger room at the back which included the bar counter. The front room was quite cosy, and certainly had a bit more ambience than many micropubs with their paired back, rather basic look. The flooring looked as though it was probably some sort of pale wood laminate, although it was almost entirely covered by a large rug. Rough wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls, with further pale grey wood panelling to the left. To the right, a large strip of bright orange corrugated iron was affixed to one wall, and a further rug was hanging vertically. A life sized sheep was in the window, and a couple of shelves housed all manner of nic nacs. Much of the walls were plastered with a large selection of old beer mats as well as several old black and white pictures of the locale, and a notice advised that this wasn’t actually a pub, but an “ongoing beer and cider festival”. Seating included some red leather sofas to the right, and the tables were actually old chests. The room to the rear was broadly similar in terms of décor, with an old tiled floor and a few black wooden beams on the ceiling from which hung an extensive collection of old jugs.

Beers were all served from stillage racked up behind the bar counter, and on this occasion included Boris Citrov, Yachtman’s Isle of Wight and Covfefe Stout. Flipping Best was apparently coming soon. If that sounds a rather small selection, it should be pointed out that cider is certainly this pub’s speciality and it has in fact recently been awarded Gloucestershire Camra’s Cider Pub of the Year. Thus the choice for apple connoisseurs was much more extensive and consisted of Festival, Gosling Perry, Slack Alice, Old Bristolian, Apply Dapply, Black Rat, No Brainer, Rosie’s Pig, Cheddar Valley, Bristol Port, Stan’s Traditional, Freak Show, Sheppy’s Orchard Dew, Snailsbank Orchard Dry, Flat Tyre Rhubarb, Rusted Wheel Cherry, Handbrake Damson, Taunton Original Dry and Old Rosie. The landlord was happy to discuss different styles and provide tasters. All in all, a great pub and well worth checking out.

On 9th April 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Turks Head Inn

Fairly new Micropub. Though it's not quite ‘micro’ as the small front bar then gives way via a short corridor to two atmospheric rear areas. Plenty of knick-knaks and breweriana as to be expected. The orange corrugated bar front raised my eyebrow. Four ales on stillage, my Cotswold Mild was a bit rough and fizzy. Also plenty of cider, which is good to see. A friendly lady serving behind the bar so a pleasant 10 mins even if the beer felt like it hadn’t been conditioned long enough. 6.5

On 14th July 2018 - rating: 7
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aleand hearty left this review about The Turks Head Inn

Newly opened micropub (11.02.18) serving ales and cider via gravity.

On 15th February 2018 - no rating submitted
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