REAL ALE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE


This page is part of a prototype web-based CAMRA guide to Gloucestershire pubs.
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CHELTENHAM

ADAM & EVE  See Map
8, Townsend Street, GL51 9HD
SO9425423062
Sat Nav: 51.906057,-2.084928
Just off Tewkesbury Road, opposite Tesco
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 222226
website:http://www.arkells.com/pubs_more2.php?id=575
ARKELL'S Kingsdown (H)
ARKELL'S Moonlight (H)
DONNINGTON Gold (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Friendly, mid-terraced local, just off
Tewkesbury Road, near main Tesco, 15
mins walk from centre. Recently brought
up to date with the former two bars now
forming one large bar but retaining two
distinct areas, one with dart board and
one as a lounge with TV and music. The
skittle alley extends out from the bar
between the two main areas. Modern comfy
settees and furnishings with decor
generally of a rugby theme. Pleasant
rear courtyard, very limited on-street
parking but close to bus
routes.

(C,H,41,42)
2014
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ALL BAR ONE  See Map
18-20, Montpellier Walk, GL50 1SD
SO9443621881
Sat Nav: 51.895441,-2.082264
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 523431

No Real Ale!
2013
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APRES BAR  See Map
Unit 9, The Brewery, Henrietta Street, GL50 4FA
SO9482022785
Sat Nav: 51.903572,-2.076697
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 225530
website:http://www.apresbars.com/
WYCHWOOD Hobgoblin (H)
WYE VALLEY Butty Bach (H)

A quirky ski-lodge inspired bar with a
distinctive red leather interior.


2013
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BANK HOUSE  See Map
15-21 Clarence Street, GL50 3JL
SO9486722485
Sat Nav: 51.900875,-2.076009
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 240940
website:http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-bank-house
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
GREENE KING Ruddles Best (H)
PURITY Mad Goose (H)
GUEST BEER Four Ales (H)

A Wetherspoon pub, on two floors. Open
plan. Seven ales available with the
three permanent beers also available on
the second-floor. Opens at 0700 for
breakfast.

(D)
2013
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BATH TAVERN  See Map
68, Bath Road, GL53 7JT
SO9499721990
Sat Nav: 51.896426,-2.074113
Opposite Playhouse
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 256122
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
WYE VALLEY Butty Bach (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

This Free House was run for over 100
years by the Cheshire family. This
single bar pub is now run by young
management, keen to keep the pub
traditional. Clientele is mixed, but the
younger element is being encouraged.
Local produce is cooked fresh on the
premises and is available 1200-1500
daily. Sunday lunch is particularly
popular (booking advisable). Music is
kept to a background level, but may rise
on a Friday or Saturday evening. Often
busy, the atmosphere is always warm.
Etched and stained glass windows help to
promote the traditional feel of the pub.
Ideal base for visiting Cheltenham Town
Hall and the Cricket Festival at the
nearby Cheltenham College held in July.


2013
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BAYSHILL INN  See Map
85, St. Georges Place, GL50 3PP
SO9457522364
Sat Nav: 51.899785,-2.080251
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 524388
website:http://www.the-bayshill-inn.co.uk/
WADWORTH Henry's IPA (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)
WADWORTH Seasonal Beers (H)

Friendly town-centre local, refurbished
and extended to include a comfortable
lounge, but retaining the 'public-bar'
area. The once interesting mural in the
bar was painted over 30 years ago by art
college lecturer and painted over by a
previous landlord is commemorated by a
small picture. The pub can get busy at
lunchtime. Serves good value food,
lunches every day except Saturday and
evening food weekdays. Pleasant,
enclosed patio.


2012
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BEEHIVE INN  See Map
1-3, Montpellier Villas, GL50 2XE
SO9468521610
Sat Nav: 51.893007,-2.078641
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 702270
Fax: 01242 269330
website:http://www.thebeehivemontpellier.com/
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

Bustling one bar pub in residential area
close to town centre. Very popular so
often crowded. Separate restaurant with
a good range of food.


2015
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BELL  See Map
70, Bath Road, GL53 7JT
SO9499121981
Sat Nav: 51.896345,-2.074200
A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 521977
ADNAMS Broadside (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Lively & friendly one-bar town pub close
to the Playhouse Theatre. Attractive
tiled exterior.


2013
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BIERKELLER  See Map
12-14, Bath Road, GL53 7HA
SO9513622136
Sat Nav: 51.897740,-2.072095
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 580937

No Real Ale!
2016
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BOTTLE & SAUCE  See Map
7, Ambrose Street, GL50 3LH
SO9460522598
Sat Nav: 51.901889,-2.079819
Corner of Ambrose St. and Manchester Street.
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 518687
Fax: 01242 578829
ARKELL'S 3B (H)
ARKELL'S Kingsdown (H)
ARKELL'S Moonlight (H)
DONNINGTON Gold (H)

Smart large town centre bar (and hotel)
recently refurbished to a very high
standard. Billed as as a Scottish-themed
pub (Quaich, pronounced 'quake' is a
Scottish loving cup) it has in addition
to Arkell's ales a fine selection of
whiskies. Large public bar with smaller
rear raised 'library' area. Separate
function room across the side courtyard
with live music on weekends.


2014
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BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN  See Map
The Brewery Quarter, GL50 4FA
Sat Nav: 51.875856,-1.966543
North end of Brewery Quarter on St. Margarets Road
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 509946
BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN Beer Range Varies (H)

Opened in May 2016, this is a modern,
large town centre bar/restaurant with
in-house micro-brewery located,
suitably, in the Brewery Quarter, on the
site of the former Flowers/Whitbread
brewery. Up to 8 ales generally
available mostly brewed on site but some
may be from their nearby outlets
typically Gloucester. At least one draft
cider is generally available.


2016
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CHELTENHAM MOTOR CLUB  See Map
Upper Park Street, GL52 6SA
SO9580921580
Sat Nav: 51.892747,-2.062307
Off Hales Road - access from A40 via Crown Passage
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522590
e-mail:members@cheltmc.com
website:http://www.cheltmc.com/
SALOPIAN Oracle (H)
STROUD Tom Long (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

Located just outside the town centre in
the former Crown Inn. This friendly and
welcoming club, formed in 1906, is open
to all (regular visitors will be asked
to join), card carrying CAMRA members
are always welcome. The enthusiastic
steward normally keeps four ales on tap
(Donnington plus three guest beers) and
Thatcher's cider. The club is divided
into a bar/TV room and a games room
separated by a folding partition. The
bar is decorated with motoring
paraphernalia and an extensive
collection of pump clips.
Gloucestershire CAMRA's Club of the Year
2006-2012 and South West regional
finalist on five occasions and now 2013
National CAMRA Club of the Year. Parking
is very limited but the club is served
by Stagecoach Service B.

(B)
2014
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CIRCUS BAR  See Map
5, Queens Circus, GL50 1RX
SO9452821994
Sat Nav: 51.896458,-2.080928
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 578393

No Real Ale!
2013
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COPA OF CHELTENHAM  See Map
66, Regent Street, GL50 1HA
SO9494722408
Sat Nav: 51.900184,-2.074845
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 254044
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
GREENE KING Seasonal Beers (H)

With the mixed atmosphere of cafe,
wine-bar and pub it is usually busy
catering for a wide range of customers.
Regular live music.


2013
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COTSWOLD  See Map
17, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ
SO9509922642
Sat Nav: 51.902289,-2.072640
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 526425
website:http://www.wadworth.co.uk/cheltenham/cotswold_hotel/
WADWORTH Henry's IPA (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)
WADWORTH Seasonal Beers (H)

Regency building with Victorianised
interior. Separate cellar bar. Live
entertainment.


2015
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COTSWOLD GRANGE HOTEL  See Map
Pittville Circus Road, GL52 2QH
SO9579622792
Sat Nav: 51.903644,-2.062511
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 515119

No Real Ale!
2003
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CRAZY EIGHTS  See Map
131, The Promenade, GL50 1NW
SO9458122066
Sat Nav: 51.897105,-2.080159
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 822939
e-mail:reservations@no131.com
website:http://www.no131.com
FULLER'S London Pride (H)
STROUD Organic Ale (H)

Stylish bar and eatery, part of the No
131 restaurant and rooms establishment.


2014
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CROSS HANDS  See Map
Tewkesbury Road, GL51 9SL
SO9284324185
Sat Nav: 51.916137,-2.105462
A4019
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 233847
MARSTON'S Pedigree (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)

Large Beefeater steak house on outskirts
of town. Accommodation in adjacent
Premier Inn.


2013
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EXMOUTH ARMS  See Map
Bath Road, GL53 7LX
SO9464121206
Sat Nav: 51.889374,-2.079274
A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 528149
website:http://www.theexmouth.co.uk/
ARKELL'S 3B (H)
ARKELL'S Kingsdown (H)
ARKELL'S Moonlight (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Modernised pub which still retains its
character and charm. Comfortable
interior decorated with postcards of old
Cheltenham and reminders of a bygone
era. Separate pool and function room
upstairs. Large grassed drinking area.
Guest ale often from Donnington.


2013
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FAVOURITE BEERS  See Map
105, Hewlett Road, GL52 6BB
SO9561522330
Sat Nav: 51.899488,-2.065136
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 220485
e-mail:leigh.norwood@favouritebeers.com
website:http://www.favouritebeers.com/
GUEST BEER Bottled Beers (H)

A bottled beer and cider emporium and
'Pop-up pub' with draught Belgian and UK
craft beers and many draught ciders.
Over 700 bottled beers to choose from.
Limited opening hours - Closed Mondays.
10% cash discount for card-carring CAMRA
members. Frequesnt beer tasting and
'Meet the Brewer' events. Awarded
"Independent Beer Retailer of the Year
2012".


2014
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FEATHERED FISH  See Map
104, Winchcombe Street, GL52 2NW
SO9521522723
Sat Nav: 51.903018,-2.070955
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 579090
WICKWAR Coopers WPA (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

A trendy daytime cafe, refurbished in a
contemporary style with larger eating
area, combined with a friendly pub
selling real ales. Comfy sofas, daily
newspapers & terrace. Good value beers,
usually from Wickwar with one guest from
elsewhere.


2013
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FIVE ALLS  See Map
Bath Road, GL53 7ND
SO9459021062
Sat Nav: 51.888079,-2.080012
On A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 570127
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

The last pub in Bath Road to convert
back to real ale. Interesting pub sign.
Sandwiches on request. Guest beer is
often Dartmoor Jail Ale. Two spare
handpumps are available.


2013
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FROG & FIDDLE  See Map
313-315, High Street, GL50 3HW
SO9462922754
Sat Nav: 51.903292,-2.079473
Near the bowling green
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 701156
website:http://www.thefrogandfiddle.co.uk/
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Gold (H)
BUTCOMBE Adam Henson's Rare Breed (H)

Primarily a venue for younger customers
with personal TVs at some tables, with
prominent large TVs and loud music. Rear
paved patio area. Large pool table room
upstairs. Up to three Butcombe beers
available.


2013
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GEORGE HOTEL  See Map
41-49, St. George's Road, GL50 3DZ
SO9445822308
Sat Nav: 51.899280,-2.081951
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 235751
e-mail:hotel@stayatthegeorge.co.uk
website:http://www.stayatthegeorge.co.uk/
PRESCOTT Hill Climb (H)

Two star hotel, with bar open to
non-residents. Real Ale to be found in
Monty's brasserie.


2013
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GREATFIELD  See Map
Caernarvon Road, Up Hatherley, GL51 3BW
SO9270220237
Sat Nav: 51.880639,-2.107427
By Morrisons supermarket
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 863149
e-mail:EmberInns_Greatfield@hotmail.co.uk
website:http://www.emberinns.co.uk/the-greatfield-cheltenham/
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
GUEST BEER Four Ales (H)

Pleasant large open-plan, one-bar estate
pub. Interior has lots of little areas
with very comfortable seating. There are
often five real ales available with some
chosen by the customers. Food available
until 2200 every day. Cask Ale evening
on Mondays.

(D)
2014
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HARRY COOK  See Map
23, Montpellier Walk, GL50 1SD
SO9441921856
Sat Nav: 51.895216,-2.082510
Opposite Montpellier Gardens
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 236857
e-mail:enquiry@harrycookcheltenham.co.uk
website:http://www.harrycookcheltenham.co.uk/
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
TIMOTHY TAYLOR Landlord (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Revamped in late 2014 and named after a
former landlord of the area.Pavement
seating outside in the summer.


2014
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HATHERLEY  See Map
293, Hatherley Road, GL51 6HT
SO9193220988
Sat Nav: 51.887381,-2.118631
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 571738
e-mail:7810@greeneking.co.uk
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Seasonal Beers (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Busy estate local, recently refurbished,
with a comfortable large L-shaped room
around the bar area with one raised
area. Food available every day until
2100. Guest beers not always from Greene
King. Family friendly.

(D)
2015
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HEWLETT ARMS  See Map
Harp Hill, GL52 6QG
SO9645322481
Sat Nav: 51.900852,-2.052958
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 228600
Fax: 01242 527240
website:http://www.thehewlett.co.uk/
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Comfortable, relaxed pub, located on the
outskirts of town, it is close to the
football ground and convenient for the
racecourse. Recently refurbished in
contemporary style with slate tiled
floor around the bar area. It can be
very busy, so booking is recommended for
meals (especially at popular times).
Attracts a wide range of people from all
walks of life. Fronted by a large garden
with patio, which is very pleasant on
warm days. The small car park is located
alongside the garden.


2015
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HOTEL DU VIN  See Map
Parabola Road, GL50 3AQ
SO9441022200
Sat Nav: 51.898309,-2.082647
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 588450
website:http://www.hotelduvin.com/hotels/cheltenham/
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Stylish hotel with all the facilities
including real ale from Gloucestershire.


2013
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JESSOP HOUSE  See Map
30, Cambray Place, GL50 1JP
SO9507622254
Sat Nav: 51.898800,-2.072968
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 534000
e-mail:jessophouse@wildbeerco.com
website:http://wildbeerco.com/bars/jessop-house/
A new pub that opened in September 2015.
On three floors, the ground floor has 20
draft beer taps serving beers from the
Wild Beer company and a range of bottled
beers from all over the UK. There is a
hidden walled garden at the back and a
pavement license at the front, for those
who like to eat and drink al fresco. The
first floor is a lounge, full of sofas
and wing-backed armchairs open all day,
with a bar that opens in the evening
serving rare and unusual bottled beers.


2015
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JOLLY BREWMASTER  See Map
39, Painswick Road, GL50 2EZ
SO9439221303
Sat Nav: 51.890244,-2.082893
Off A40(Suffolk Road), between Suffolks & Tivoli, 200 yards South
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 772261
e-mail:daniellewheatley@hotmail.com
GUEST BEER Seven Ales (H)

Local CAMRA Pub of the Year and
runner-up 2012 South West Regional Cider
Pub of the Year. 7 hand pumps feature a
regularly changing range of ales from
Gloucestershire and beyond, alongside
Black Rat cider & perry and a choice of
Gwynt y Ddraig ciders. Relaxed and
friendly, this busy pub features
original etched windows, horseshoe bar
and an open fire. The attractive beer
garden serves as an extra room in the
summer and offers winter warmth for
smokers.

(10,94)
2014
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KEMBLE BREWERY INN  See Map
27, Fairview Street, GL52 2JF
SO9551422597
Sat Nav: 51.901888,-2.066607
Off ring road in Fairview
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 701053
GUEST BEER Beer range varies (H)

Small but deservedly popular,
back-street local; small, so hard to
find, but worth the effort for its good
atmosphere. Originally built as a
butcher's shop in 1845 it became a pub
in 1847 (the studs on the ceiling are
from where the meat hooks hung). The
first owner came from Kemble and made
cider from apples picked in the rear
orchard. The pub normally offers six
ales from local breweries and one from
further afield alongside Weston's
Traditional Scrumpy. There is good
value, home-made food (not served Sunday
evening). The single bar can get quite
busy but there is a small attractive
walled garden where smoking is
permitted. The pub is popular with race
goers and home football supporters.


2017
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KING'S ARMS  See Map
140, Gloucester Road, GL51 8NS
SO9375222540
Sat Nav: 51.901358,-2.092216
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 511198

No Real Ale!
2013
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LANDSDOWN CAFE & BAR  See Map
Lansdown Road, GL50 2LG
SO9389921704
Sat Nav: 51.893844,-2.090064
A40 - Westal Green Roundabout
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522700
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)

Cellar bar recently refurbished by
Greene King with modern wooden furniture
and floors. Open all day, good value
food available every day until 2000
(1800 on Sunday). Pizzeria upstairs.

(Cheltenham)(94)
2013
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MIDLAND  See Map
247, Gloucester Road, GL51 8NW
SO9320822131
Sat Nav: 51.897675,-2.100114
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 234293
e-mail:info@midlandcheltenham.com
website:http://www.midlandcheltenham.com/
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Opposite the railway station.

(Cheltenham Spa)
2013
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MONTPELLIER  See Map
1-3, Montpellier Terrace, GL50 1UR
SO9437521762
Sat Nav: 51.894370,-2.083148
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 228666
website:http://www.themontpellier.co.uk/
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)

Smart cafe-bar at the top of Montpellier
Walk, with small but quality drinks
selection. The first floor houses an art
gallery.


2013
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MONTPELLIER WINE BAR  See Map
Montpellier Street, GL50 1SY
SO9437021846
Sat Nav: 51.895125,-2.083222
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 537774
Fax: 01242 221099
website:http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk/
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
TIMOTHY TAYLOR Landlord (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Popular wine bar with white walled
public area with large windows, mirrors
and padded seats and large fan to keep
it cool. Restaurant in basement.


2013
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MOON UNDER WATER  See Map
16-28, Bath Road, GL53 7HA
SO9511122108
Sat Nav: 51.897488,-2.072458
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 583945
e-mail:p778@jdwetherspoon.co.uk
website:http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-moon-under-water-cheltenham
GREENE KING Abbot (H)
GREENE KING Ruddles Best (H)
GUEST BEER Five Ales (H)

This open plan Lloyds No1 near the east
end of the pedestrianised High St is a
converted former car showroom. The
decked area at the rear overlooks the
River Chelt and Sandford Park, and
there's a municipal car park within a
hundred yards. Some five changing guest
ales from a wide range of micro
breweries supplement the standard beers,
with four ciders including Westons
Marcle Hill and Old Rosie to boot. The
dance floor is used only Fri/Sat from
2000. Food 0800 - 2200.


2014
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MORANS EATING HOUSE  See Map
123-129 Bath Road, GL53 7LS
SO9470021304
Sat Nav: 51.890256,-2.078418
Appox. 1/2 mile from centre at town end of Bath Road shopping area
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 581481
e-mail:info@moranseatinghouse.co.uk
website:http://www.moranseatinghouse.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Highly regarded as a restaurant but the
separate impressive bar has evolved in
to a superb ale and wine bar for general
socialising and now serves two ales,
usually Timothy Taylors Landlord and
another continually changing guest
typically from Wye Valley, Purity, Box
Steam or Bespoke. The interesting bar
menu including Tapas, Platters,
speciality sandwiches and hand-made
cakes are worth contemplating. There's a
pleasant conservatory to the rear and
outdoor seating in a covered courtyard
to the front. Closed on Sundays and bank
holidays.

(F,46)
2014
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NATIONAL HUNT  See Map
Benhall Avenue, GL51 6AF
SO9194621727
Sat Nav: 51.894025,-2.118445
Signed off A40, near Benhall roundabout
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 527461
GREENE KING IPA (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

Refurbished in May 2013, this 1960s
community estate pub is a small oasis of
real ale in the desert of western
Cheltenham. In the new regime two Greene
King ales are supplemented by two
monthly guest ales. Food available every
day until 2100.


2013
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NORWOOD  See Map
1, Leckhampton Road, GL53 0AX
SO9453620957
Sat Nav: 51.887134,-2.080795
A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522947
GREENE KING IPA (H)
GUEST BEER Four Ales (H)

Large open plan pub pleasantly
refurbished with a rustic theme and food
focussed with an area set aside for
drinkers. Large garden at rear, recently
refurbished with impressive patio and
extra seating; also has a front patio.


2013
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OLD RESTORATION  See Map
55-57, High Street, GL50 1DX
SO9520222165
Sat Nav: 51.898001,-2.071136
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522792
website:http://www.barracudagroup.co.uk/pubs/old-restoration.html
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

The pub was bouught by Butcombe in July
2016. Up to six (usually three) changing
guests, usually local, with Westons 1st
Quality and Old Rosie ciders feature
alongside the regular beers in this town
centre pub. Reduced beer prices on
Mondays. Terrestrial live sport is shown
in the main bar, which is complemented
by smaller quieter drinking areas
(including a separate function room that
is available free). Food is available
until 2200, with roasts on Sunday. A
mother and toddler group is hosted on
Monday and quizzes on Sunday.


2016
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QUEEN'S HOTEL  See Map
Promenade, GL50 1NN
SO9458421992
Sat Nav: 51.896440,-2.080115
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 514754

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RAILWAY INN  See Map
New Street, GL50 3QL
SO9441622677
Sat Nav: 51.902597,-2.082567
400 yards from Cheltenham museum
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522925
BRAKSPEAR Oxford Gold (H)
WYCHWOOD Hobgoblin (H)
JENNINGS Cumberland Ale (H)

Lounge bar close to former St James
station & coal yard. Two main rooms with
small cosy bar and large lounge with
comfy sofas at one end. Garden with
terrace for smokers. Sausage and Mash
are the main food event with plenty of
types to choose, available every day
until 2100.


2013
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REDGROVE  See Map
Hatherley Lane, GL51 6TA
SO9123821734
Sat Nav: 51.894077,-2.128734
By Golden Valley roundabout
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 250027

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RETREAT  See Map
10-11, Suffolk Parade, GL50 2AB
SO9460621595
Sat Nav: 51.892871,-2.079788
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 235436
Fax: 01242 581738
website:http://www.theretreatwinebar.com/
HOOK NORTON Old Hooky (H)
WYE VALLEY Bitter (H)
GUEST BEER Local Guest Beer (H)

A bustling bar selling a range of wines
and three real beers, with the guest
usually local. Closed on Sunday.
Excellent range of food available, at
lunch-times only.


2013
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REVOLUTION  See Map
Clarence Parade, GL50 3PA
On A46 - one-way system
Tel. Cheltenham(01242) 234045

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RIDGE  See Map
Windyridge Road, Wymans Brook, GL50 4RA
SO9414124224
Sat Nav: 51.916503,-2.086591
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 570728
COURAGE Best Bitter (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Modern split level estate pub with
conservatory. Quiz on Monday nights.
Large free car park to rear of pub.


2012
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ROTUNDA TAVERN  See Map
3, Montpellier Street, GL50 1SX
SO9438721822
Sat Nav: 51.894910,-2.082975
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 522994
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
ST AUSTELL Tribute (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Built in 1837, the building was a wine
merchants for a 100 years before
becoming a pub in 1965. With wood
panelled interior the pub is always
busy.

(94)
2013
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ROYAL UNION INN  See Map
37, Hatherley Street, GL50 2TT
SO9398321507
Sat Nav: 51.892073,-2.088840
Just of A40, south, near Westal Green roundabout
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 519098
website:http://theroyalunion.com/
SEVERN VALE Vale Ale (H)
GUEST BEER Seven Ales (H)
HOUSE BEER RC Landlord (H)

At least four changing guest ales from
near and far supplement the four
regulars (at least one local) in this
locals pub, which has been brought into
the 21st Century. A Belgian beer
festival is hosted annually. Over 20
single malts are also available, as well
as a great range of good value wines.
Food normally available all day ranging
from snacks lunchtime to speciality
sharing menus in the evening (not
Mon/Tue). Brunch only Sunday
1100-1400.

(Cheltenham)(94,94U)
2014
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RUSSELL ARMS  See Map
1, Hales Road (Off A40), GL52 6SD
SO9570321714
Sat Nav: 51.893951,-2.063849
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 524844

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ST. GEORGES VAULTS  See Map
53, St. Georges Place, GL50 3LA
SO9469922566
Sat Nav: 51.901602,-2.078452
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 525561
BRAKSPEAR Bitter (H)
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)
MORLAND Old Speckled Hen (H)
SHEPHERD NEAME Spitfire (H)

Cosy one-bar town pub popular with
students and businessmen alike.
Lunchtime rolls. Severn Cider.


2013
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ST. PAUL'S TAVERN  See Map
59, St. Pauls Road, GL50 4JA
SO9474123135
Sat Nav: 51.906718,-2.077851
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 234765
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

An enthusiastic landlady with an
interest in real ale has breathed new
community life into this one-bar corner
pub. No longer tied to a large pub-group
has given the pub the freedom to
experiment with its choice of beers. One
long bar. Pub used to be called the
Victoria and there is signage to recall
this. Food available until 1800 daily
including a roast on Sunday. Live music
at weekends. Family area away from the
bar area.


2013
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ST. STEPHEN'S SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB  See Map
52, Tivoli Street, GL50 2UW
SO9411721492
Sat Nav: 51.891940,-2.086893
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 523028
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

The roots of the club go back to 1870
when it was a Temperance House. In 1894
the St Stephens Cricket Club was formed
and there is a team photograph in the
club dated 1896. The club retains strong
cricketing links and owns two snooker
tables, dating backing before the
1930's. The club carries local and
regional Real Ales. All newcomers are
welcome free of charge.


2013
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SANDFORD PARK ALEHOUSE  See Map
20, High Street, GL50 1DZ
SO9528522030
Sat Nav: 51.896788,-2.069928
East end of High Street, past Strand on right (no hanging pub sign)
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 574517
e-mail:spalehouse@gmail.com
website:http://www.spalehouse.co.uk/
OAKHAM Inferno (H)
OAKHAM Citra (H)
GUEST BEER Seven Ales (H)

Opened in April 2013, this smart new
Alehouse at the far eastern end of High
Street, backing on to Sandford Park.
U-shaped main bar area wraps around a
new timber staircase with a Bar
Billiards table at far end. Small front
Snug room and large south facing beer
garden. Up to seven guest ales (with
Oakham Ales a feature) with a good
selection of ciders and foreign beers.
Good range of food available. One of the
four finalists for CAMRA's National Pub
of the Year 2016.

(B,P,Q)
2016
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SHAMROCK  See Map
386, High Street, GL50 3JD
SO9442022868
Sat Nav: 51.904314,-2.082512
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 690128

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SLUG & LETTUCE  See Map
1-3a, Regent Street, GL50 1HE
SO9495922392
Sat Nav: 51.900040,-2.074671
Near Everyman theatre
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 222989
e-mail:slugandlettuce.cheltenham@stonegate.com
website:http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/cheltenham
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Modern, open plan style free house,
refurbished in 2013. Can be busy at
weekends. Good disabled access. Beers
are usually local.


2013
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SOHO BAR  See Map
2, Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, GL50 1SW
SO9438021859
Sat Nav: 51.895242,-2.083077
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 263864

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SOMERSET ARMS  See Map
30, Moorend Street, GL53 0EH
SO9439820752
Sat Nav: 51.885290,-2.082797
Off A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 523899
website:http://www.the-somerset-arms.co.uk/
FULLER'S London Pride  (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (H)

Everything a lively local should be,
with a good cross section of customers
and activities.


2013
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SPECTRE  See Map
73-75 High Street, GL50 1DU
SO9516322213
Sat Nav: 51.898433,-2.071703
In main pedestrian area
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 257394
website:http://www.thespectre.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Six Ales (H)

Situated in the pedestrian high-street
this modern style pub with 6 real ales
and a selection of Weston Cider in boxes
and one hand-pump. Cafe style
establishment with wooden floors. Busy
and vibrant.


2013
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STRAND  See Map
40-42, High Street, GL50 1EE
SO9522322108
Sat Nav: 51.897489,-2.070830
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 511848
Fax: 01242 511659
e-mail:hello@strandpub.co.uk
website:http://www.strandpub.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Five Ales (H)

Modern, comfortable pub at east end of
High St, offering five beers (at least
one from the featured brewery of the
month) and a cider. Good value food is
served daily (1200-1430, 1800-2100
Monday-Friday; 1200-2000 Saturday;
1200-1600 Sun), including gourmet burger
night on Wednesday. An upstairs
function room is available for hire,
along with a cellar bar home to live
comedy (last Thursday of the month) and
music most Friday nights. Large garden
and patio provide a pleasant outdoor
drinking venue.


2013
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SUDELEY ARMS  See Map
25, Prestbury Road, GL52 2PN
SO9537022854
Sat Nav: 51.904198,-2.068704
B4632- Near Pittville Gates (Use Stage Coach A Service)
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 510697
GREENE KING IPA (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
ST AUSTELL Tribute (H)

Built in 1826, this friendly and
welcoming pub is just a few minutes walk
from the football ground (away fans
welcome). The pub is loosely divided
into three rooms (public and lounge bars
and a dining area). The enthusiastic
landlord takes pride in his ales and
also provides cider and perry from
Weston's (in containers), the pub is
listed in CAMRA's Good Cider Guide. The
pub has recently re-opened; do not be
put off by the imposing front door being
shut.

(A)
2012
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SUFFOLK ARMS  See Map
40, Suffolk Road, GL50 2AQ
SO9460521445
Sat Nav: 51.891522,-2.079801
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 238149
website:http://www.suffolkarms.co.uk/
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Friendly, comfortable single-bar local
on outer ring road, formerly a hotel.
Popular with lunch-time office workers.
Authentic Thai food server, with carvery
on Sunday.


2013
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SUP & CHOW  See Map
242, Bath Road, GL53 7NB
SO9457821017
Sat Nav: 51.887674,-2.080186
A46
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 521736
website:http://www.supandchow.co.uk/
WADWORTH 6X (H)
WADWORTH Horizon (H)
WADWORTH Optimism (H)

Single bar pub with friendly atmosphere,
recently refurbished & renamed by
Wadworth. Weekday lunchtime and evening
food. Seasonal and guest beers.


2016
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SWAN  See Map
35-37, High Street, GL50 1DX
SO9524422114
Sat Nav: 51.897543,-2.070525
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 243726
Fax: 01242 237799
e-mail:manager@theswancheltenham.co.uk
website:http://www.theswancheltenham.co.uk/
BRAKSPEAR Oxford Gold (H)
WYCHWOOD Hobgoblin (H)
RINGWOOD Best Bitter (H)
RINGWOOD Boondoggle (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Attractively refurbished with wooden
floors, comfortable settees and outdoor
drinking area. Popular with the younger
drinker. Changing displays by local
artists in the conservatory. Food
available every day, until 1400
lunchtimes & 2100 in the evenings. Beers
from the Marston range.


2015
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TAILORS  See Map
4, Cambray Place, GL50 1JS
SO9504622273
Sat Nav: 51.898971,-2.073405
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 255453
website:http://www.tailorscheltenham.co.uk/
WADWORTH Henry's IPA (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Creeper-clad 2-level pub recently
acquired by Wadworth and has undergone a
sympathetic restoration. Sofas and
armchairs provide a comfortable setting
upstairs. The downstairs bar is popular
with students. Sir Benjamin Baker (civil
engineer) lived in a farm cottage on the
site. Lunchtime food and evening food,
Monday-Thursday. Guest beers.


2013
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TAVERN  See Map
5, Royal Well Place, GL50 3DN
SO9460422311
Sat Nav: 51.899308,-2.079829
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 221212
e-mail:reservations@thetaverncheltenham.com
website:http://www.thetaverncheltenham.com/
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Recently refurbished bar and
bistro-style restaurant on two floors.
Food available every day except Sunday.
Two ales, one often local.


2013
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TGI FRIDAYS  See Map
374, Gloucester Road, GL51 7AP
SO9280821810
Sat Nav: 51.894783,-2.105921
A40
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 234222

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TIVOLI  See Map
36, Andover Road, Tivoli, GL50 2TJ
SO9414521520
Sat Nav: 51.892192,-2.086486
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 285799
website:http://www.tivolicheltenham.com/
PURITY Pure Gold (H)
ST AUSTELL Tribute (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Stylish pub with a areas for drinking
and dining. Extensive range of food.


2014
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TWO PIGS  See Map
Church Street, GL50 3HA
SO9489722534
Sat Nav: 51.901316,-2.075574
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 226030

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UMBRELLA  See Map
Orchard Way, Arle, GL51 7LD
SO9271923290
Sat Nav: 51.908089,-2.107246
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 521178
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Classic 1950s estate pub. Large lounge
area surrounding bar. A community pub
with skittles and darts teams. Live
music.

(A)
2013
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UNITED SERVICES CLUB  See Map
7, North Place, GL50 4DW
SO9504822661
Sat Nav: 51.902459,-2.073381
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 521172
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Services club in the centre of town.
Card carrying CAMRA members welcome
though regular visitors should consider
joining. Sunday lunch is the only time
food is served.


2015
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VAULTS  See Map
47-49, Promenade, GL50 1PJ
SO9478222356
Sat Nav: 51.899715,-2.077243
Basement of council block
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 510032

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VINE  See Map
47, High Street, GL50 1DX
SO9522022143
Sat Nav: 51.897804,-2.070874
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 576812
website:http://www.thevinecheltenham.co.uk/
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)
OTTER Bitter (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Narrow, town centre pub with rare
green-tiled exterior. Thai food
available. Live acoustic music events.
Municipal car park nearby.


2013
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YATES'S WINE LODGE  See Map
Crescent Terrace, GL50 3PE
SO9473522414
Sat Nav: 51.900236,-2.077927
Tel. Cheltenham (01242) 250710
e-mail:yates.cheltenham@stonegate.com
website:http://www.weareyates.co.uk/cheltenham
GREENE KING IPA (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Busy open-plan wine-bar lined with
modern wood panelling covered with many
photographs and pictures. Located in an
imposing building, once the headquarters
of the Gloucestershire Echo.


2013
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