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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Brewery with great locally brewed beer. Informal bar with wood-fired pizzas.”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“A few minutes walk from the town centre is Stratford Park, with a mini arboretum, a lake and this charming museum and secret garden, set in a Georgian manor house. Learn about Stroud's colourful past in textures and cloth, and view the world's first lawnmower!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“The oldest family-owned ice cream company is on my doorstep. It's open almost all year round and is divine. Treat yourself!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“An absolute must for any visit to authentic Stroud. Located on the high street, this was the first proper organic cafe in the country. Try to bag a table outside on market day and watch the world go by!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Really good and popular organic cafe at the bottom of the town centre. 12 minutes walk Good coffee, great, tasty food and an outdoor seating area. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great place for innovative and local food and drink. Often entertainment there Saturday only, closes by about 14:00.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Cool little art space with bar that hosts leftfield music, open mic, and quiz nights”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“It is an ordinary pub but has regular live music and various events. The owners are the main contributers to organising musicians for our own Stroud music festival, Stroud Fringe.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Very popular local pub with fantastic food and beer! Posh Fish and Chips to take away early Friday evenings Within walking distance Booking recommended”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Affording a different view to Rodborough Common, Selsley is more wild and windy. The view across the Alpine church is a classic Cotswold image.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Live music and plays on all the time, and also a hub for Stroud tourist information.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“I wanted to recommend Toni's Kitchen now opened at The Bisley House which is a 1 minute walk away. Fat Toni's is branching out into proper, delicious Italian food...no pizzas! Highly recommended! The bar has a friendly atmosphere if you just want a quiet drink on you way into, or from town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is the best and nearest supermarket. It has an Argos, cafe and Tu Clothing sections.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pool
“This has to be the worst photo I've seen - looks like a tube station on the North Circular! Or worse. Anyway, its a decent size leisure centre, with an inside and outdoor pool (summer), a large hall for badminton and other sports, squash courts, a gym and a cafe. Actually set in nice grounds with a play area and woods to the rear.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Internet Cafe
“The best Stroud Cafe to relax in and experience a range of fantastic coffee, with a library of unique books you can read, and free Internet!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated in the heart of Stroud town center, conveniently located just 1 minute from the railway station and with lots of convenient parking.Open 7 evenings with lunch service Their menu offer superb presentations of traditional favourites such as Pizzas & Pasta, and also succulent Steaks, Chicken, Veal and Fish dishes, - enjoy, whilst relaxing in our friendly ambience. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
“Really good and popular organic cafe at the bottom of the town centre. 12 minutes walk Good coffee, great, tasty food and an outdoor seating area. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“An absolute must for any visit to authentic Stroud. Located on the high street, this was the first proper organic cafe in the country. Try to bag a table outside on market day and watch the world go by!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Very popular local pub with fantastic food and beer! Posh Fish and Chips to take away early Friday evenings Within walking distance Booking recommended”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“I wanted to recommend Toni's Kitchen now opened at The Bisley House which is a 1 minute walk away. Fat Toni's is branching out into proper, delicious Italian food...no pizzas! Highly recommended! The bar has a friendly atmosphere if you just want a quiet drink on you way into, or from town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated in the heart of Stroud town center, conveniently located just 1 minute from the railway station and with lots of convenient parking.Open 7 evenings with lunch service Their menu offer superb presentations of traditional favourites such as Pizzas & Pasta, and also succulent Steaks, Chicken, Veal and Fish dishes, - enjoy, whilst relaxing in our friendly ambience. ”
  • 1 local recommends
English Restaurant
“Restaurant/coffee shop that does some of the best coffee in town. Table service is a bonus”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great selection of reasonably priced home-cooked meals - served in bar or in separate restaurant which has nice ambience. Lively atmosphere some nights due to juke box, pool table and televising top sporting events. Great stopping place after walking or cycling along the canal or Stroud to Nailsworth cycle path.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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