So you’ve just moved to Cheltenham, and you’re not quite sure where the best places in town are. Where should you go when you want something new to do? What restaurant should you take your parents to when they come to visit? And most importantly, where’s the best place to go for a drink with your new uni friends?
Well, we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of the places that you need to visit – all recommended by students!
The Stable: A restaurant in town that serves pizzas, pies, ciders and ales and provides a lovely environment for a meal out.
Hollywood Bowl: A fun activity for you and your friends – you can order food and cocktails as well as bowling, and remember to ask for student prices!
Lounge: Good for fancy cocktails, very popular with students.
Frog and Fiddle: Great for the alternative music scene – lots of uni bands play here. It’s also great value for drinks, a very popular venue for watching sports games, and is the venue for UoG’s own GlosToneBeret, the annual weekend of live music arranged by Tone Radio and the Alt Music Society.
Spectre: Also a great scene for live music – the cocktails may be a little on the pricey side, but the atmosphere is chilled and welcoming.
The Beehive: Classic dishes and friendly atmosphere, this Montpellier pub would be a lovely choice for a meal with your parents when they come to visit.
Cleeve hill: This beautiful hill provides a lovely walking spot and fantastic views over the whole of Cheltenham.
Bierkeller: Always good for a fun night out, Bierkeller serves massive flagons of beer and cocktails, and holds quiz nights every Tuesday.
2Pigs: Highly recommended for its indie music, plenty of student acts perform here throughout the year – it’s also a great place to dance!
Cosy Club: Great for brunch or a meal with your parents, this vintage themed restaurant is somehow both comfortable and classy.
Yo! Sushi: Well known up and down the country, try Yo! Sushi on a Monday when they serve almost exclusively blue bowl dishes (cheaper dishes)
Frankie and Benny’s: Also a great brunch spot, the fifties vibe and good food make this another good spot to bring the parents – or to have a meal with friends!
Harvester: Reasonably priced and with friendly service, another nice venue for a meal out.
Smokey Joe’s: Well-known for its wide variety of amazing milkshakes, Smokey Joe’s has a fifties’ diner theme, and regularly hosts live music.
Kaspas: The BEST desserts in Cheltenham, this is the place to go if you want to #treatyoself
Schoolhouse Cafe: Cute and conveniently right next to FCH, we highly recommend their milkshakes and paninis!
There are plenty of other cool places to check out in Cheltenham, but this should get you started on finding the best that the town has to offer!