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The Pelican Inn, Gloucester Central, Gloucester

4 St. Marys Street
Gloucester
GL1 2QR
Phone: 01452387877
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Quinno _ left this review about The Pelican Inn

Quietly tucked away in the backstreets behind the cathedral, this is a traditional dog-legged boozer over two rooms. The main bar has bottle green velveteen banquettes, scrubbed wood floor, wonky black and white ceiling and plenty of Wye Valley Brewery and general Salop memorabilia on the walls, whilst the other (quieter) room was done out in red. 10 pumps with 6x Wye Valley and four guests, along with a plethora of ciders. I went for the Elderflower (good) and Wholesome Stout (excellent) along with one of the clingfilmed rolls. Clientele were quite local and a somewhat parochial, but things warmed up a bit when it became obvious I was staying for a second. It's undoubtedly a good pub but I did feel just a little out of place being here on my own. That said, I’d be heading back here straight off next time I find myself in Gloucester. 8.5

On 14th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Pelican Inn

A fairly small pub, tucked away in a back street behind the cathedral, it looks unremarkable from the outside but venture within and you’ll find an extensive range of beers, as well as one of the largest choice of ciders I have ever come across.

Internally it’s divided in to a couple of different rooms, with the larger one being to the left. This had sanded wooden boards on the floor, a whitewashed ceiling with plenty of black beams and some exposed stone walling at the back with more inset black timberwork. There was some dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls, with rough cream plasterwork above, and a few old black and white photographs were dotted around. A small bookcase housed a large selection of Good Beer guides. Padded green velvet benches were around the perimeter, with regular chairs elsewhere and a small brick fireplace was off to the right. The smaller room to the right was broadly similar in terms of décor but with a parquet wood floor and a few colourful beer posters on the wall, as well as another small fireplace and wood burning stove.

Beers on tap were Dorothy Goodbody’s Æthelflæd Ale, Wye Valley HPA, Ramsbury Mango Libation, Wye Valley Wholesome Stout, Dorothy Goodbody’s Hopping Mad, Dark Revolution Sonic IPA, Wye Valley Deuce, Wye Valley Bitter, Bristol Beer Factory Independence and Butty Bach. Initially there appeared to be just two cider taps for Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Gold, but a pole next to this had a further ten cider mats on it. I assumed these must be just ones that had been stocked previously, but an enquiry to the friendly barman elicited that they were all in fact currently available. So, the range also included Rosie’s Pig Rusted Wheel, Orchard Pig Explorer, Lily the Pink, Orchard Pig Maverick, Rosie’s Pig Raspberry Roller, Once Upon a Tree Thrown Hat, Old Rosie with Rhubarb, Cracklin’ Rose Perry, Lyonesse Medium Dry and Rosie’s Pig Regular. A quite exceptional selection, with my only regret being that I had only popped in on a mid-week lunchtime and had to head back to work.

On 21st June 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Pelican Inn

A well deserved nine rating and possibly close to a ten, as we encountered their Winter Beer Festival, which started on Friday through until Sunday. We managed to arrive on the Friday afternoon and we were pleased to see a choice of 20 different ales. We were allowed to buy our beer by third glasses, which was a good option as to get to try more beers, so we got three thirds each costing £1. We weren't here long and one of our pals from Bristol happened to call in, which was brill so we stayed a lot longer than anticipated before heading off to Stroud. The pub had a decent view of Gloucester Cathedral, which reminded me of the Plough in Worcester.

On 26th February 2018 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Gloucester, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Cheltenham Spa, 8.26 miles, 2 hr 39 min walk (show)
Stonehouse, 10.53 miles, 3 hr 23 min walk (show)
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30th Nov 2018, 21:41
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11th Sep 2018, 00:36
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Feb and June - last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 08 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes - Free, any donations to charity - last updated 08 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - Midnight
Monday11am - Midnight
Tuesday11am - Midnight
Wednesday11am - Midnight
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
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