The Sword Inn in Gloucester is the oldest public house in the city and boasts quite a history. Dating back to at least 1680, maybe even further, this Grade II listed property was once the tailor’s house which inspired Beatrix Potter’s famous book “The Tailor of Gloucester”. Located in an enviable position right next to Gloucester’s majestic Cathedral, the venue offers peace, tranquillity and idyllic scenery on the inside and the outside. An important landmark as far as tourism in the city is concerned; The Sword Inn is also a rather lovely place in which to enjoy a sumptuous meal or light bite to eat in the company of loved ones.
Known as The Union until recently, the newly named Sword Inn is now a pretty fabulous city centre pizza pub, serving the very finest in fresh, stone baked pizzas. Try the New York Deli pizza topped with hot dogs, ham, bacon, onion and American mustard or the BBQ chilli chicken with jalapenos and BBQ sauce. Pub classics such as fish and chips with peas or half roast chicken with chips are also available and toasted sandwiches are on offer for those wanting something lighter to eat.
Wood panelled interiors complete with cosy little nooks and low ceilings remind everyone of the age of this beautiful old building whilst the menu keeps things bang up to date. The Sword Inn is a superb choice for a meal in the very centre of Gloucester, just steps from all of the main sights.
Please note: The tastecard discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days - including Valentines day, Mothering Sunday, Father's day, Christmas eve and Christmas day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December.