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The New Inn is an historic Grade I listed coaching inn located in the centre of Gloucester, England. According to Wikipedia, "The Inn was built not long before 1455 by John Twyning, a monk, as a hostelry for the former Benedictine Abbey of St Peter. It is on the site of an earlier inn. After the dissolution of St Peter's the inn passed to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral and was leased to various inn holders until it was sold in 1858." The New Inn is the most complete surviving example of a medieval courtyard inn with galleries in Britain. As well as a pub there is also a hotel, restaurant and coffee house. You can view more photos of the New Inn on Travels with Beer.

Despite it's basic interior, the Pig Inn the City is an award winning Gloucester pub that serves an excellent selection of well kept ales. The building dates back to the early sixteenth century and there as been a pub on the site since 1535.

There aren't many pubs that have their own well, particularly one dating back to Roman times. The well is located at Café René in Gloucester, England and used to be located in a courtyard. In the 1980s the courtyard was covered over and a pub built around it. You can read a review and view more photos at Travels with Beer.

This fireplace is located in the Old Bell pub. The Grade I listed building dates from the mid 17th century and was built for Thomas Yate, a former mayor of Gloucester. It is dated 1650 and bears the coat of arms of the Yates family. It appears to be constructed from wood but is actually made from stone. You can read a review of the pub at Travels with Beer.

Samuel Smith is well known for running historical pubs (e.g. the Cittie of Yorke, Crown and Sugarloaf, Ye Olde Murenger House) and Robert Raikes's House in Gloucester is a one good example. The building dates back to 1560 and the brewery spent £4.5 million pub restoring it to its original state. Visiting the pub is like stepping into a house that's just been built during Tudor times. You can view more photos and read more about the pub at Travels with Beer.