The Cheltenham Pub Guide

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We love Cheltenham! It’s a town with a lot to offer, including a fantastic collection of pubs and bars – whatever your taste may be. With an explosion of new drinking establishments opening in recent years it’s been a challenge to keep up. So... we thought we’d put together a handy guide to each and every one! Working within a 3km radius of Royal Well, we’ve tried to include all of what we see as Cheltenham’s drinking establishments. We have, however, found this to be a bit of a grey area, with many lovely restaurants, cafes and hotels that could potentially fit within this bracket. We’ve therefore narrowed it down to places that we feel are used to opening their doors to those just after a drink. We’ve also not included social clubs and those with membership requirements.

Who are we?

Other than being local pub fans, we also have a day job! Maple Rock Design is a graphic and web design studio in the heart of Cheltenham (right next door, in fact, to the Sandford Park Alehouse). We’ve been happily designing stuff since 2003 (check out our website for lots of examples of our work) and if you think we could be of help to you or your business, please drop us a line!

We’re also very proud of working in Cheltenham as we really do love this town. You may have seen our infographic showcasing all sorts of facts and figures about Cheltenham which we put together in 2015 - take a look at it here.

We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together!

Did you know?

The guide is also available in handy pocket-sized form and can be found in lots of pubs around the town. Alternatively email or tweet us for a copy!

This website is a work in progress; if you feel we’ve got anything wrong or you have any suggestions, please email us at