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The Severn Bore, Gloucester

Pub added by John Bonser
Main Street
Minsterworth
Postal town: Gloucester
GL2 8JX
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John Bonser left this review about Severn Bore Inn

On the western bank of the River Severn, outside the village of Minsterworth, and on the main A48 to Chepstow is The Severn Bore Inn ( or the “Sever Ore Inn” as per the lettering on the pub’s front wall) , a large roadhouse type of pub.

The pub sign shows The Severn Bore – a tidal wave that sweeps along the river towards its mouth several times a month and, when unusually high, draws large numbers of spectators along the route of the wave.

The Severn Bore Inn is apparently one of the prime locations to watch this phenomenon and, with its outside decked garden overlooking the river, has positioned itself to benefit from the resulting trade.

Inside is a large single room with a longish bar counter, leaded frosted windows, a mixture of seating and a slightly tired worn feel. There’s some framed photographs of the wave, but otherwise it’s a rather uninteresting and dull interior with little of specific note.

A large extension to one side houses a skittles alley and a pool table.

On my recent Saturday lunchtime visit, the landlord was friendly and welcoming, telling me that the biggest bore since 1957 was due on the coming Thursday. Apart from 2 customers playing pool, the pub was completely empty, contributing to an impression of a pub going through hard times.

There’s 3 handpumps, but only one was in use, serving an enjoyable Wickwar Severn Bore bitter ( £ 2.70p ) , which I imagine is one of their standard bitters rebadged for the pub.

Unless there’s a tidal wave forecast, I doubt that I’d do this one again

On 18th October 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Gloucester, 7 miles, 2 hr 15 min walk (show)
Stonehouse, 16.24 miles, 5 hr 13 min walk (show)
Cam & Dursley, 19.1 miles, 6 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Severn Bore, Minsterworth
20th Apr 2019, 19:10
Request to set pubs area association to Minsterworth by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
20th Apr 2019, 19:10
Request to set pubs area association to Minsterworth by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 October 2011 by hondo .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 February 2014 by Helen Iwanczuk
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 18 October 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi - last updated 21 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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