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Robert Raikes's House, Gloucester Central, Gloucester

38 Southgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2DR
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Robert Raikes's House

A multi roomed pub consisting of two front rooms, a central room on the left, which was the bar area. There was another room opposite on the right and to finish a further small back room, plus a good sized lounge on the left, so a total of six rooms in all.
We took our drinks and sat in the rear lounge on the left, which had lots of painted wall panelling, painted in a Heritage red colour. The main feature in here for me was the very elaborate oak staircase leading up to the next level, which looked like a newer addition to the building, must have cost a bomb.

On 26th March 2020 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Robert Raikes's House

An impressive looking old timbered building towards the end of Gloucester’s pedestrianised High Street, it certainly looks appealing and doesn’t disappoint once you get inside either – or at least, not perhaps until you get to the bar and find that this is a Sam Smith’s pub, with a very limited range of drinks available.

Internally it’s divided in to four smallish rooms, all broadly similar in terms of décor. Flooring was a mixture of pale coloured flagstones and sanded wooden boards, with plenty of wooden beams on the ceiling. Further supporting timberwork was inlaid in to the walls, and the leaded windows set in to stone walls at the front of the pub was an attractive feature. A large stone fireplace was off to one side, and this had a few logs blazing away in the hearth which was a welcome touch on a cold December evening. Many of the chairs were quite elaborate with ornate carved wooden back rests.

The menu looked to offer a good selection of “pub grub” dishes and was divided in to section such as pies, sandwiches, burgers, pub classics and so on, with the latter category including dishes such as lasagne, sausage & mash, scampi & chips, hunter’s chicken, and so on. Most of the main courses looked to be priced somewhere around the £8 - £9 mark.

The solitary cask ale on tap was their own Old Brewery Bitter, although there was a second pump that had it’s clip reversed. The solitary cider meanwhile was their own Reserve. Overall, a lovely pub certainly, but with the limited drinks selection, possibly not somewhere to linger for too long.

On 13th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Robert Raikes's House

Impressive looking (half-timbered Tudor three storey building) and obviously aged from the outside, this multi-room Sam's outlet has obviously been refurbed recently and although done sympathetically it did feel quite ‘new’. A quasi gentlemen's club feel inside with a large (if characterless) courtyard beer garden. The usual plethora of Tadcaster labelled produce including cask OBB (in so-so nick). To the rear is a large barren courtyard. It’s a decent addition to a Gloucester crawl for the novelty value.

On 14th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Gloucester, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Cheltenham Spa, 8.23 miles, 2 hr 38 min walk (show)
Stonehouse, 10.11 miles, 3 hr 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Robert Raikes's House, Gloucester
26th Mar 2020, 18:26
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
26th Mar 2020, 17:42
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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