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Tube map of Gloucester's pubs and clubs

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 20, 2013

  • DESIGN: John Coats.

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JOURNEY around Gloucester's pubs and clubs using this clever Tube-style map.

The pub crawl map shows all 101 of the city's watering holes, stretching from Quedgeley through the city centre to Churchdown and even up to Cranham.

Based on the classic London Underground map, landlords are hoping the new map will help visitors to our fair city make a quick connection to their venues.

Pub Stops of Gloucester has been designed by maths teacher John Coats and follows on from the success of his Cheltenham poster.

He said: "I'm a real ale fan and I hope people are inspired by the map to go off and try some new pubs."

The tube lines follow roads and he said each 'line' could be used as the basis for a pub crawl night out.

Chris Atine, from Cafe Rene in Southgate Street, said: "It's a great idea as it shows people there are a variety of pubs in Gloucester.

"Anything that encourages more people back here is good."

Will Worgan, manager of The Double Gloucester pub, in Cheltenham Road, Longlevens, said: "Obviously we're pleased to be included on it.

"Pubs in Gloucester definitely need more promoting and a bit of help. We have a lot of regulars. but not a lot of tourists come here.

"Hopefully this will attract them here.

"I think Gloucester is good for a pub crawl as each area has its own selection of pubs."

The map will be sold at Corner House Art Gallery and has been produced in association with Gloucester Brewery.

Jared Brown, from the brewery at Gloucester Docks, said they will be selling the map in their shop as well.

He added: "It's a really novel idea and gives visitors an overview of all the different pubs in the area.

"People are becoming more discerning about where they drink and pubs are improving.

"Gloucester can be a really good night out now."

John has produced a number of Pub Stops designs for other cities and regions of the UK.

The first design was for his home city of Sheffield around seven years ago.

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  • Lillybow14  |  May 20 2013, 11:05PM

    They seemed to have missed The Avenue on Bristol Road off completely!!

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  May 20 2013, 7:01PM

    Shouldn't The Gladiator and The Barn Owl be the other way around as The Gladiator is in Tuffley and The Barn Owl is in Kingsway, Quedgeley?

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  • TimMessanger  |  May 20 2013, 9:41AM

    Maybe they might have asked Martin Kirby to check it over before they published it ;)

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  • randylearner  |  May 20 2013, 9:27AM

    A few errors on there. The Starting Gate has been boarded up for months and 'The Varsity' is now called 'The Abbey'

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