Escape to one of the loveliest rural counties in England, and you’ll discover a region not only known for its oak woodlands, elegant spa towns, and the longest river in England, but also an eccentric cheese rolling competition. Yes, a weekend spent at pubs with rooms in Gloucestershire is one hot ticket.
Probably most famous for its picture-perfect, honey-hued Cotswold villages and rolling hills, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most lusted after regions in England – the ideal place to make the most of stylish country pub accommodation in Gloucestershire.
But, there’s more to the region than this pretty pocket. Take two of its glorious cities: Cheltenham, home to a world-renowned racecourse and equestrian festival, regency buildings and fantastic shopping in the photogenic Montpellier District. And despite its petite size, the city of Gloucester boasts a striking Cathedral, inland docks, National Waterways Museum and a little homage to Beatrix Potter’s Tailor of Gloucester.
Dog Friendly Pubs in Gloucestershire
Thinking of taking your dog? You’re in luck! The dog friendly pubs in Gloucestershire welcome you, and nowhere more so than the enchanting Forest of Dean. The oldest oak forest in England is excellent for exploring; mountain biking, canoeing, hiking or just a good old family walk. There’s zip wires, tree-top adventures and castles too. A must is Puzzlewood – a magical moss-covered woodland with tangled vines and ramshackle bridges. The kids will love it. And for more adventures, head down to the Clearwell Caves, or canoe along the rapid waters of The River Wye, taking in simply stunning scenery.
Staying at one of the gastro pubs in Gloucestershire ticks all the right boxes. Hunker down amid wooden-beamed ceilings for good old-fashioned tasty pies alongside mackerel with roasted, marinated and forced rhubarb. Sound good? Tastes it too!
Finally, after a hearty lunch, amble over to Tewkesbury – an ancient town of half-timbered listed buildings, a beautiful Norman abbey and riverside dining.
All that’s left to do is take a ride on the Severn Valley Heritage Steam Railway, and watch the locals fling themselves down a hill in hot pursuit of a rolling cheese. Better get booking one of those pubs with rooms in Gloucestershire – there’s lots to do…