WE have put together a list of 10 pubs with great real ales in the area.

The Ale House, Stroud

Unsurprisingly, the Ale House in the heart of Stroud offers a brilliant range of real ales.

The pub has a selection of ten British ales. These include: Burning Sky from Firle in Sussex, Tiley’s just down the road in Ham, Electric Bear from the City of Bath and Siren Craft from Finchampstead in Berkshire, as well as an ever changing range of guest ales from across the UK.

The Crown and Sceptre, Stroud

Owned by Rodda Thomas, the Crown and Sceptre in Horns Road has three permanent ales and one guest at all times.

These include: Uley Bitter 4% abv, Stroud Budding 4.5% abv, and Uley Pigs Ear 5% abv.

The pub also has a guest ale, a guest craft beer and a guest still cider on draft which changes often.

Prince Albert, Stroud

Named the Stroud CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020, the Albert is without doubt one of the best venues in the town.

The pub boasts a hefty selection of craft ales from places such as Stroud Brewery, Bristol Beer Factory, Laines.

The Old Spot, Dursley

'The Spot' as it is known to all who visit, is also a CAMRA National Pub of the Year.

Staff at the Spot have a passion for real ale and real pubs and Inns.

The pub, which has been owned by the same family for over 20 years, is a traditional pub in every sense, whether you fancy a Sunday roast by the open fires after a winter walk or a glass of wine whilst reading in the garden.

The Old Crown Inn, Uley

The Old Crown is a seventeenth century coaching inn located in the picturesque village of Uley. The Crown is a traditional public house serving five excellent real ales, including two from the local Uley Brewery down the road.

Black Horse, Cirencester

You'll be guaranteed a great time at the Black Horse, located in Cirencester town centre.

The pub is at the heart of the community and at the gateway to the Cotswolds.

A wide choice of drinks are available, including ales, lagers or craft beers, or for the wine drinkers there's a selection available by the glass or the bottle.

The Catherine Wheel, Bibury

This family run pub offers great service and a relaxed atmosphere.

The pub has Cask Marque beer quality, so there is always fantastic real ale choices on offer.

Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients are also used to serve appetising meals, all made by hand and partnered with a wide selection of quality wines, beers and the selection of real ales.

The Little George, Stroud

Situated in the town centre, Stroud's first and only micropub is just a short walk from the train station.

The George offers a diverse range of real ales and ciders, gins, wine, soft drinks as well as an excellent selection of bottled Belgian and craft beers.

The small intimate venue has a relaxing atmosphere and has established itself as one of the town's most appealing places for a drink.

The Marlborough Arms, Cirencester

Cirencester's real ale and cider pub offers eight ever changing real ales and traditional ciders with a range of boutique gins and bottled Belgian beer with a cracking atmosphere.

The Greedy Goose, Moreton-in-Marsh

The Greedy Goose is well known for its North Cotswold ales from Shipston-on-Stour. The pub serves a range of cask ales as well as specialist bottled beers. The pub's ales include:

Shagweaver (4.5%)

Cotswold Best (4%)

Windrush Ale (3.6%)