Cheltenham Music Festival

Enjoy an array of musical genres from chamber to contemporary at one of the county’s oldest and most diverse musical displays, which takes place across 12 days. Since June 1945, musicians have come together to showcase some of the country’s leading talent in the town’s most impressive buildings. Prepare to be awe-inspired as over 650 talented individuals take to the stage at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

Harmonizing Heritage and Innovation

The Lion is a beautifully restored 15th-century coaching inn situated in the picturesque town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Featuring nine gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, each with its own quirky charm and character, we offer the perfect cosy Cotswolds retreat.

On the menu, it’s all about traditional pub food created with the finest seasonal and local produce, and the best Sunday roasts in the area. Behind the bar, you’ll find a cracking range of cask ale and craft beer, plus local cider and a great wine selection.

A Brief Overview of the Cheltenham Music Festival

Established in 1945, the festival has earned a reputation for showcasing a wide array of musical genres, ranging from classical to contemporary, jazz, and world music. It attracts renowned artists, ensembles, and composers, providing a platform for performances, premieres, and collaborations. The festival’s venues include historic churches, concert halls, and open spaces, contributing to its unique and dynamic atmosphere.

Apart from its emphasis on live performances, the festival often includes workshops, talks, and educational initiatives to engage with audiences of all ages. Through its comprehensive and innovative offerings, the Cheltenham Music Festival remains a vibrant celebration of music, fostering artistic appreciation and exploration within the local community and beyond.


The Lion Inn is approximately 18 minutes from Cheltenham

As you drive out of Cheltenham, turn left onto Portland Street/A46

Use the right lane to turn right onto Clarence Road/A46

Clarence Road/A46 turns slightly left and becomes Prestbury Road/B4632

At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Prestbury Road/B4632 for one mile

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Deep Street/B4632

Continue to follow B4632

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on B4632 for around five miles

Turn left onto North Street/B4078 and the Lion Inn will be a few hundred yards on the right