Could this beer sign of Southgate Street hopping on the latest real ale trend to sweep the nation?
A planning application has been submitted for a micro-pub on the corner of Southgate Street and Llanthony Road in the former Cash-It building.
Micropubs are basically what they say on the tin – small pubs often based in former shop units.
They are currently in vogue in the real ale scene and the county already boasts two, one in Newent and one in Coleford, both owned by Ian Jones.
He said: “When I opened the one in Newent in January last year I think it was the 13th micropub in the country.
“Then just 10 months later when I opened the Coleford one I think it was the 41st in the country.
“They are getting more and more popular and I expect to see a lot more popping up in the next few years.
“The reason for their popularity is the overheads are so much cheaper than running a pub, and there is a lot of freedom as to what you can sell.”
Mr Jones will be selling Cobblers Ale, named after his businesses, this week for the first time at £2 a pint. It will feature alongside other local brews and ales of his choosing.
He added: “I think this is great news for Gloucester, where there is a growing real ale scene.
“So many pubs are closing down so it’s good to see this application has gone in, I wish them all the best.”
Jared Brown, from the nearby Gloucester Brewery based in the Docks, has already tapped up the new owners for business too.
He said: “I think it’s a great idea.
“More and more people are starting to drink real ale and if Gloucester can become a real ale destination that can only be a good thing.
“We are already in talks with the owner who is keen to stock our beers and we wish him every success with this new venture.”
The applicant, Inn The Round Trading Ltd, could not be reached for comment.