We're Back and Blue!
We're extremely excited to bring you the first line up announcement for the Café René Rhythm & Blues Festival 2021! With 7 days of live music featuring:
The Troy Redfern Band
The Worried Men
BIG JOE BONE
Blind Justice Page
Death Is A Girl
The James Oliver Band
Luke Philbrick and the Solid Gone Skiffle Invasion
Ruzz Guitar's Blues Revue
Vincent Flatts Final Drive
And more TBC!
On top of that, the weekend will feature the Green Stage, outdoor bar, plenty of guest ales and our famous René BBQ!
July 26th to August 1st. Free entry all week, from the Monday to the Sunday. We'll see you there!
We've made a few changes to our opening times! Until June 21st, we will be open as follows:
Our kitchen will be open for orders as follows:
Tuesday to Thursday: 12 noon - 2:30pm & 6pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 noon - 9pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm
We will be open for drinks as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 12 noon - 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 noon - 1am (Last admissions at 12:30)
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm
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 yourhair down at festivalspacked 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 people...music...food 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.”