A HEREFORD business is opening a new waterside gastropub this week.

A Rule of Tum, owned by Herefordian brothers Dorian and Edwin Kirk and their friend Rupert Davison, has transformed a pub in Gloucester Docks into its new restaurant, called Dr Foster, which will open on July 12.

The restaurant group is renowned for its Hereford venues the Yard, the Bookshop, Leaven Pizza, the Burger Shop and Maneki Ramen.

The Kirk brothers said: "We are incredibly excited to bring Dr Foster to Gloucester. This beautiful location and historic building provide the perfect backdrop for our vision of a pub that offers outstanding food and a welcoming atmosphere."

Dr Foster is based in the historic Kimberley Warehouse, which has been restored to its former glory to become a classic pub with a modern twist.

With a seating capacity of 90 in the restaurant upstairs and 150 in the downstairs area, including an outdoor courtyard and dockside seating, Dr Foster will be able to accommodate both large groups and small gatherings.


The diverse menu aims to offer something for everyone, from brunch dishes to hearty evening meals like classic chicken, thyme and leek pie served with A Rule of Tum's famous mash potato which went viral on social media last year. The pub will also serve dry-aged Hereford Heggie's steaks cooked over coal, and a selection of delicious local beers and cocktails.

There is also a variety of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, as well as gluten-free alternatives available on most dishes.

Executive chef Callum McDonald of the Bookshop in Hereford will be running the kitchen.