See also Old Bank, Spoofers, Zebra. Now Doctors.
The Water Poet opened on 29th October 2007. It was the second JD Wetherspoon outlet to open in Gloucester (see the Regal). £970,000 was spent in the conversion of the former Zebra Bar. The pub takes its name from Gloucester born John Taylor, a 16th Century waterman and poet. (1580-1654). John Taylor was a member of the guild of boatmen that ferried passengers across the River Thames. He was educated at the Crypt Grammar School. During his lifetime he produced some 150 publications.
Wetherspoon disposed of the Water Poet and it is now a pub called Doctors.