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Pelican Inn

(formerly College Arms)

4 St Marys Street

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - Midnight
TuesdayNoon - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - Midnight

About the Pub

A family run, traditional ale house. Popular with cyclists, cathedral visitors and fans attending Gloucester Rugby home matches. Multi-award winning for beer quality (Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020, Gloucester City Pub of the Year 2014-18 & 2020. Good Beer Guide 2014-2022). Hosts two beer festivals each year in June and February with as many as 44 beers on offer aswell as a Tap-Takeover in November. 10 Real ales and 4 or 5 craft kegs on at all other times.

Licensed as an alehouse in the 17th-Century, people believe that some of its beams could have come from Drake's "Golden Hind" which began life as the "Pelican". Rescued and refurbished by Wye Valley Brewery in 2012. Real fire on cold days. Gloucester CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 and Cider Pub of the Year 2018.

Historic Interest

Dating from 1679 and Grade II Listed. The pub has always been known as the Pelican Inn though for a brief period (under the ownership of Banks's Brewery 1995-1999) it was called The College Arms.

Regular ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Wye Valley Bitter
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach
  • Wye Valley HPA
  • Wye Valley The Hopfather
  • Wye Valley Wholesome Stout

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Several on offer.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    February and June.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Pelican Inn

4 St Marys Street

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51.869024, -2.246995

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West-North-West of Cathedral

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Pelican Inn - Gloucester

Pelican Inn

4 St Marys Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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