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Rediscover the new look Dr Foster: A Rule of Tum reimagines the famous Gloucester Docks eatery

9 July 2024 general

The much-loved Dr Foster’s, located in the picturesque waterside setting of Gloucester Docks will re-open this July as a gastropub, with a fresh and re-imagined concept, which is being brought to life by A Rule of Tum.

The acclaimed restaurant group is renowned for its delicious food and charming dining spaces, such as The Bookshop, Leaven Pizza, The Yard & The Burger Shop in Hereford, as well as Maneki Ramen in Worcester. The new Dr Foster will officially open its doors on Friday 12th July.

Dr Foster will embody the essence of a classic pub with a modern twist, with A Rule of Tum putting in the work to restore the historic Kimberley Warehouse to its former glory. Guests can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for enjoying anything from a casual beer, brunch and coffee, or a delicious meal. The versatile space includes a cosy bar, bright conservatory, and an upstairs restaurant area, catering to a wide range of dining preferences.

The menu will include a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, such as the Ogleshield and Onion pie, and the Coal-Roasted Harissa Aubergine with Pomegranate and Chimichurri. Gluten-free alternatives are also available on most of Dr Foster’s dishes.

Dr Foster will be in the safe hands of Executive Chef Callum McDonald, who has worked with a wide range of Michelin chefs across the country, before joining the A Rule of Tum team at The Bookshop in Hereford.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Dr Foster to Gloucester Docks. This beautiful location and historic building provide the perfect backdrop for our vision of a gastropub that offers outstanding food and a welcoming atmosphere. We can’t wait to open officially and become a cherished part of the vibrant Gloucester Docks community” said Dorian and Edwin Kirk, co-founders of A Rule of Tum.

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