Monday, 1 February 2010

The Berkeley Arms - Tewkesbury

Popular 15th century half-timbered Grade II two-bar pub, located just off of Tewkesbury cross. The entrance to the public bar is from the street, whilst the Lounge Bar is accessed from one of Tewkesbury's many alleyways. At the rear is a barn, which is believed to be the oldest non-ecclesiastical building in this historic town. The Barn is used for dining in the summer and serves as a meeting room. Periodically Tewkesbury CAMRA meetings are held here.

Good value food is served every lunch time and currently Sunday Lunch is £6 (Which Includes a Pint).

The current landlord a native to Australia(Started Aug/Sept 2009) has considerably improved the beer and number of drinkers in the pub. The pub did have a quite dismal spell of 2008 and parts of the first half of 2009. It is now getting back to its drinking best.

The Pub is tied to Wadsworth's so has almost always got the full selection of their beers. It has also quite rightly installed an extra pump for one Guest Beer. Normally six ales will be on tap. Cider is also available.
Last time I went in -
Old Timer
Henry's Original IPA
Bishops Tipple
Gem - Bath Spa Ales

Saturday evenings are now a small disco in the front bar. Friday and Saturday nights still have a very relaxed and traditional ambiance before 9 o'clock. Although later than this you may have music accompanying your pint. During the week it is again a relaxed affair, a perfect local for a good pint of well kept and well served Real Ale.

Buses to Cheltenham and Gloucester stop close by. The pub is almost next door to Tewkesbury Abbey, another excellent reason to visit the town.

I give The Berkeley Arms 4 out of 5 Stars. If it had an ever changing range on all its pumps it would get a 5.

The Berkeley Arms - 8 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PA
Telephone: 01684 293034


Adrian Finch Photography said...

I recently visited the Berkeley arms,and was amazed how the pub had turned around,since my last visit,the pub now has 6 different ales,which altenate every month or so,we were told,the music has since been stopped on a friday,due to getting in the wrong crowd,again so were leed to beleiev,i will give it a glowing 5 out of 5,as it was clean,the locals friendly and the staff knew what they were doing

Lingric said...
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Lingric said...

Old Landlord gone new ones coming -

Anonymous said...

Visited the Berkeley Arms Saturday night first time ever. Had a fantastic time, beer spot on singer fantastic and regulars were very friendly, If I stay again in Tewksbury this is one pub we will definately go to again