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Pubs Near Cheltenham

The spa town of Cheltenham is renowned as the home of Jump racing at Cheltenham Racecourse, the host of a range of festivals throughout the year, and is a popular shopping destination.

Many of our Cotswold pubs are nearby, where you can sample our impressive range of award-winning Butcombe beers and re-fuel with a satisfying classic pub meal made with local ingredients.

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Pubs And Inns Near Cheltenham

If you’re looking for an enjoyable night out after exploring the Cotswolds countryside, or you want to take in a show at one of the spectacular theatres, you’re bound to find something you love in Cheltenham. Stop by one of our lovely Cotswold pubs before (or after) your night out and enjoy a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beer. If you’re feeling hungry, try one of the delicious meals, crafted with locally-sourced ingredients.

The Bear Inn

In the heart of the historic market town of Cirencester, you’ll find The Bear Inn, home to hand-pulled beers and ales, locally-sourced modern twists on pub classics and a beautiful beer garden. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick pint, short snack, or something more substantial before or after your trip to Cheltenham, you’ll find your favourite classic pub dish at The Bear Inn.

The Beckford Inn

For excellent beer, excellent food, and friendly, welcoming staff, close to the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, you can’t do much better than The Beckford Inn.
Before (or after) your trip to Cheltenham, treat yourself to your favourite pub meal, enjoy a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer in the beautiful beer garden, and relax in a rustic setting at The Beckford Inn.

The Beehive

Catch the big game with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer at The Beehive in Carterton, close to Oxford and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Relax in the beautiful beer garden, sample the menu full of pub favourites, and bring your four-legged friend with you – everyone’s welcome at The Beehive! What’s more, we’re located just 45 minutes from the glamour of Cheltenham.

The Prince Of Burford

The perfect base for exploring the Cotswold countryside, the Prince Of Burford is a quintessentially British pub, complete with a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar and a menu full of delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meals. If you’re feeling thirsty after a day in Cheltenham, we’ve got the perfect pint for you here.

The Fleet

If you’re looking for a riverside pub close to the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’re in the right place at The Fleet Inn.
Expect a relaxing place for a pint, with an excellent menu of modern pub dishes, comfortable rooms, and a range of Butcombe beers to choose from – perfect before (or after) a day at Cheltenham.

The Frog & Fiddle

Offering cocktails, local ciders, wines, premium spirits, and an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers and real ales, The Frog and Fiddle is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. With live sports for the big game, plenty of pub games, an intimate courtyard area and regular live music nights, our town centre pub has all the ingredients for a memorable evening. For added convenience, we’re located on Cheltenham High Street!

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak pub in Prestbury is located near Cheltenham Racecourse and is just 10 minutes drive from Cheltenham town centre. Sit back and relax with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer and a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal in a traditional old-world British pub – great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere… what more could you want?

The Cotswolds Town Of Cheltenham

A spa town, a prime location on the edge of the Cotswolds and the home of arguably the most exciting race on the horse racing calendar, Cheltenham has more to offer than a lot of UK destinations.

The History Of Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a spa town which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds.

It began life as an Anglo-Saxon village more than 1,000 years ago, expanding into a market town in 1226. In the early-18th century, its mineral springs were discovered and by the end of the century, it was one of the leading spas in the United Kingdom.

Cheltenham is easily accessible by road and train, and also has excellent airport links. As a result, the population has increased greatly in the last 100 years.

It is twinned with 5 cities around the world, most notably one in Pennsylvania, United States, bearing the same name.

Festivals In Cheltenham

Cheltenham is proud to play host to a huge range of festivals year-round.

Cheltenham Music Festival usually lasts a week in July, with musicians performing jazz, classical, pop, and alternative music at various venues.

If you’re feeling peckish, Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival in June is the perfect remedy. Sample the delights of over 100 food and drink stalls.

For a family visit to Cheltenham, aim to visit during Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta – typically over a few days in July – with fireworks, funfair rides, live entertainment, local food and drink and, of course, hot air balloons.

Cheltenham Racecourse

Racing has been an integral part of Cheltenham culture since the early 1800s, with racing taking place at Prestbury Park since 1831.

The Cheltenham Festival takes place in March each year and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors over the four days. As one of the most attended horse racing festivals in the UK, it generates an estimated £100m for the local economy.

Cleeve Hill

Standing at 330m (1,080ft), Cleeve Hill is the highest point of both the Cotswold hills and the county of Gloucestershire.

To the west, there are clear views over Cheltenham and its racecourse, as well the River Severn and Wales. On a really clear day it is possible to view Winsford Hill on Exmoor, positioned 90 miles away.

When walking the Cotswold Way footpath, you will cross Cleeve Hill.


Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, has been based in Cheltenham since 1919.

Located in the suburbs of Cheltenham in a building called “The Doughnut”, GCHQ is responsible for providing security intelligence to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom.

With more than 5,000 employees, GCHQ is the largest employer in Cheltenham and the largest single employer in the whole of Gloucestershire.

Cotswold Hidden Village Tour

The Hidden Village Tour is one of those not-to-be-missed experiences when visiting the Cotswolds.

The tour will take you to some of the least-known villages in the area, taking in the sights of quaint cottages, Cotswold stone monuments and breathtaking views of the countryside.

Lasting six hours, the tour culminates with a traditional cream tea at the private home of the tour guide, Becky. Known as “Secret Cottage”, the property is a delightful thatched dwelling that gives a real insight into how Cotswold life was in the 16th century.

Everyman Theatre

Designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1891, the Everyman Theatre has entertained the people of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and beyond for generations.

A vast array of productions are held here; ballet, opera, comedy and pantomime to name a few. The on-site cafe, bar and restaurant ensure that visitors are neither hungry or thirsty ahead of the upcoming shows.

With Cheltenham Spa railway station less than 1 mile away and the Regent Street car park offering direct access to the theatre, there is no reason to not visit this local treasure.