Toffee apples, pumpkin spice and hot drinks are the wants this month, but they're not the only foodie favourite. We've picked our top foodie finds for November...

Event Highlights

Cheltenham Gin Festival

Date: 2 & 3 November

Location: Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP

With exclusive gin samples not available on the High Street and more than 75 varieties in total, the Cheltenham Gin Festival is a must for lovers of this spirit!

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Cheltenham Gin

Fine Food & Drink Market

Date: 3 November

Location: Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ

This monthly market brings you your favourite artisan flavours, directly supporting producers, growers and makers in the rural economy. It converts The Promenade into a visual and literal feast of colour and we love it!

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Fine Food & Drink Market, Cheltenham

Cheese & Wine Tasting

Date: 9 November

Location: The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Shurdington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4UG

An intimate supper style evening trying some unique artisan cheeses with wine tasting. Delish!

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Cheese & Wine Tasting at The Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham

Bake Back in Time with Holst

Date: 10 November

Location: 4 Clarence Road, Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Eat like a Victorian with this tasting cooking demonstration, complete with a talk from a food historian and the chance to taste the bake! The food is even cooked on an original Victorian range.

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Victorian cooking demonstration at Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham

An evening with Nigella

Date: 12 November

Location: Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA

Alright; so you might not be able to actually eat with Nigella, but you can enjoy her lively and inspiring discussions about food. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first ever cookery book, this sustenance star is on our must-see list! Believe it or not, there are still a few tickets left, so snap one up quick!

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Nigella Lawson

Nikka Whisky Tasting

Date: 21 November

Location: Koj, 3 Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HE

Coming from our favourite Japanese Grazing Restaurant Koj, you can learn about pairing whisky with food. The session will include a five-course menu and appropriate pairings while a whisky expert will guide you through the flavours.

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Nikka Whisky

Christmas Market Launch

Date: 24 November onwards

Location: Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ

We can't wait for the Christmas market to be back in town, with all our festive street food faves. Bratwurst, Glühwein, Hot Chocolate with an added tipple. Mmmmm. Every flavour you can think of!

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Christmas Market Launch in Cheltenham

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What's new

Nespresso Boutique Opens

Inside the brand new John Lewis & Partners flagship, Nespresso has opened a micro boutique for their brand, offering tasters, capsules and even a recycling service. This is a new addition for Cheltenham and offers a great way to sustainably drink your coffee!

Memsahib Gin & Tea Palace Opening Date

Opening tomorrow (3 November), you'll be able to get two of your favourite drinks under one roof! A much-awaited addition to the town...! 

The Botanist confirms Opening Date

Artisan botanical drink specialist The Botanist has confirmed it will be opening on 3 December, just in time for Christmas. It will be the latest opening for The Brewery Quarter. 

Planning ahead: December and Christmas

We can't look ahead without mentioning Christmas (sorry!) and there are lots of things to look forward to for the festive season. Use our Christmas in Cheltenham page to choose what to book...


Cheltenham Gin Festival
Cheltenham Gin Festival

Our unique Four Nations Gin Bars plus the Specials Gin Bar are ready and waiting for you. You'll be given some tasting notes to help you choose and a very nice copa glass so you can enjoy your gin in a real Garden Party atmosphere...

Cheese and Wine Tasting
Food and Drink
Cheese and Wine Tasting

An intimate supper style evening trying some unique artisan cheeses with wine tasting...

Bake Back in Time
Food and Drink
Bake Back in Time

Previous treats have included Easter biscuits, hot cross buns, baked carrot pudding, steamed plum pudding, caraway seed cake and drop scones fresh from the Museum's very own Victorian range!

An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Talk or Lecture
An Evening with Nigella Lawson at Cheltenham Town Hall

Come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nigella's first book, as she talks about her life in food and what she's cooking right now...

Nikka Whisky Tasting Menu
Talk or Lecture
Nikka Whisky Tasting Menu

If Japanese food and Japanese whisky float your boat, this event is for you, especially if you've never tried pairing food with whisky...

Cheltenham Christmas Market
Cheltenham Christmas Market

Unfortunately Cheltenham Christmas market is not taking place in 2020 however many other Cheltenham Christmas Events are taking place including a much smaller Cheltenham Christmas Craft Market, Panto at Everyman Theatre and Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle. Please visit our Christmas in Cheltenham 2020 guide for full details and Christmas shopping inspiration.



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