Gloucester's best known secret

real food

opening times



Monday: 12 pm - 12 am

Tuesday: 12 pm - 12 am

Wednesday: 12 pm - 12 am

Thursday: 12 pm - 12 am
Friday: 12 pm - 2 am (last entry at 1am!)

Saturday: 12 pm - 2 am (last entry at 1am!)

Sunday: 12 pm - 12am




Monday: 12 pm - 9pm

Tuesday: 12 pm - 9pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 9pm

Thursday: 12 pm - 9pm
Friday: 12 pm - 9 pm

Saturday: 12 pm - 9 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm


Keep Up to Date With Us

Check out our news page that is updated on a weekly basis. We keep you posted on a variety of up-and-coming events including charity zombie walks and music festivals with blues bands.

Quality Dining Experience

We do not serve fast food; we serve good food as fast as we can. With more than 30 years of experience, our staff work as a team to bring you a fantastic service along with tasty food.

Full Days of Live Music


Let your hair down at festivals packed full of live music from well-known performers. The events that we host feature artwork from flourishing artists as well as street art and sculpture.

About Us

Visit award-winning Café René for traditional pub food and live music from bands and individual acts. Based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, our bar restaurant is a venue where you are entertained all night long. Featured reputable house music acts, our underground cellar bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays and we also hold events from poetry nights and zombie walks to festivals. You are even able to rent out our cellar bar for a party that you’ll never forget. Established in April 2003, our aim is to provide fantastic entertainment in a place that you can feel relaxed in.

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24-Hour Licence

Café René was the first pub in Gloucester to obtain a 24-hour licence and still have it today. Trading for more than 13 years in the city centre.

Paul Soden opened Café René and turned it into a pub that he would like to eat and drink in. He created an atmosphere that encourages everyone to enjoy food, drink, music, and most importantly each other.

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Key Members of Gloucester LVA

We are a key member of the Gloucester City Safe Scheme that aims to stop anti-social behaviour. It has now been adopted in every borough in London.

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Our Mission

We strive to do the best we can to facilitate an environment for people to enjoy themselves in a controlled manner through friendship, music, food, and drink, while promoting the City of Gloucester.

What our customers Say


”There is no other place...not one that has the diversity of and drink in the whole of Gloucester...please visit them...I genuinely love going to Café René...every time we go...we meet new amazing people.” 



”Friendly staff good atmosphere, nice background music, brilliant bands, funky underground bar on weekends, I can't comment on the food as I haven't tried it yet but it looks and smells lovely - restaurant looks very nice.” 


Café René
31 Southgate Street
Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 1TP

Opening Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – Midnight
Friday, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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