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Festive Food, Drink & Entertainment

With plenty of great places to eat, drink and celebrate across Cheltenham, we have put together a selection of events, Christmas Party venues, winter balls, great places for Christmas Day lunch and ways to celebrate New Year's Eve!

Also, for those friends and family that have it all and are difficult to buy for, we have also included some food and drink themed gift ideas, including foodie tours, brewery tours and gin tasting - the current tendy tipple!

See the listings at the bottom of this feature for further information on all the festive food and drink events and venues at which to enjoy this festive season.

Top ten bars/restaurants for groups to enjoy this Christmas!

With the festive period almost here, friends and colleagues are already on the lookout for the perfect venue to host their Christmas get-together!

Cheltenham has a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from and we’ve also pulled together a list of the top 10 places to help you decide:

  1. Great for Christmas Parties - The Stable Bar & Restaurant

The Stable Bar & Restaurant has a variety of ciders to choose from, as well as a variety of pizzas, pies, salads and sharing boards. The live music and friendly vibes make this a great place for Christmas parties and other celebrations. They also offer vegan pizzas, and Christmas specials – including a set menu which makes booking large parties a lot easier! The large tables and benches are perfect for large parties, and the booths are great for smaller groups, and they make your meal a lot more personal.

  1. Great for Fun Atmosphere - Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is a hot spot for cocktails and the long happy hours and variety of options makes it great for group outings. Serving traditional Caribbean food, from salads and one-pots, to jerk BBQ ribs and burgers, there’s a variety of options to keep everyone happy! The friendly atmosphere and vibrant interior are what makes Turtle Bay one of the top 10 places to go to in Cheltenham!

  1. Great for Partying – Revolution

Revolution serves classic high quality food, from slow-cooked beef ribs to a superfood salad! Whether you’re visiting for a three-course meal, or just a snack, there is something for every occasion. Revolution serves food until 9pm and after that Revolution turns into one of Cheltenham’s best places to party! The cocktail menu ranges from a classic Mojito to Revolution’s own Vodka Rev Bull, all made in front of you by the bar staff. Enjoy a dance with your friends, family or colleagues, and you’re sure to have a great time.

  1. Great for Beer Lovers - Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen has a variety of beers to choose from, and they even brew some of the beers in house - as the name suggests! They offer brewery experience days, which makes a great gift for a loved one... or for you! They really know their stuff about beer, and offer suggestions and detailed descriptions about flavours as well as matching the items on the menus to the best beer. They serve a range of burgers, and classic mains such as handmade stout and ale pie, and IPA battered cod and chips. For those who have a smaller appetite, try a salad or one of their small plates options in the starter section.

  1. Great for Champagne and Cocktails – The Apartment

The Apartment is ideal for groups looking for a classy night out, and good quality drinks. It is trendy and modern and offers all of the classic cocktails, as well as a few modern twists, made with premium spirits and mixers. The friendly staff, comfortable seats and relaxed atmosphere make this perfect for any festive night out in Cheltenham.

  1. Great for Classic Food – Tailors Eating House

Tailors is a beautifully eye-catching pub in the centre of Cheltenham, which serves traditional British food, from beer battered fish and chips and steak, to seafood paella and fajitas. There is a function room available to hire for large groups, which allows up to 150 people, but if your group is on the smaller side you can book a table to ensure they have room! Tailors is a classic British Pub with a contemporary menu, great for those who just want a traditional meal out.

  1. Great for Something New - The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree is a new addition to Cheltenham’s variety of restaurant and bars, and has made a huge impact since it opened. It was a finalist in the Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards 2017 and winner of Diners’ Choice Award 2017. It has a Sri Lankan themed menu, serving a range of traditional food, and under 10’s eat for free. There’s a range of wine and beer to choose from, as well as Sri Lankan themed cocktails. It’s is great for groups who wants to try something different and have a bit of fun!

  1. Great for Clean Eaters - Babel

Babel is new for 2017, and it set to be one of the most popular places to go this winter. It’s menu is a mixture of cultures, from California to Japan, and include the ‘Greens and Grains’ section – made up of super food salads – and the ‘Clean and Lean’ section which is healthy but more substantial meals. There are also sharing boards and Babel’s take on nachos for those who just want a snack whilst out for drinks. The cocktails are made of premium spirits and mixers, and they are often a modern mix on classic cocktails. It is clear why Babel is one of the hottest bars in London, and it’s clear it’ll have the same reputation in Cheltenham.

  1. Great for Fine Dining – L’Artisan

L’Artisan is an authentic French Restaurant, serving high quality traditional dishes. Every dish is presented beautifully, and is made with top quality ingredients. Although this may not be the best spot for those looking for a fun Christmas party with lots of drinks, this is perfect for smaller groups looking for a sophisticated evening, with close friends, family or colleagues. You may be spending more money than the average festival meal out, but it’ll be worth it!

  1. Great for No Fuss - Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi serves Japanese street food and Sushi, and is great for those who want to keep it quick and simple. Simply sit around the conveyor belt, and pick the dishes you want as they go past! The colour of the dish shows how much it is, and the dishes are then added up at the end. They have a large range of traditional sushi rolls, as well as noodles, fried rice, teriyaki and katsu curry. Super easy, and super tasty.

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  1. Leckhampton Court Hospice Winter Ball at Cheltenham Ladies College

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    Leckhampton Court Hospice Winter Ball at Cheltenham Ladies College

    Type

    Charity

    Cheltenham

    The only hospice in Gloucestershire giving inpatient care has announced details of its prestigious Christmas celebration raising funds for its specialist services.

    For the first time the event will be held at the stunning Princess Hall at Cheltenham Ladies College, giving the exclusive opportunity...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2017 To 15 Dec 2017
  2. New Year's Eve Celebrations at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

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    New Year's Eve Celebrations at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

    Type

    New Years Eve

    Cheltenham

    Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Greenway Hotel & Spa

    A glitzy six course black tie gala dinner is the perfect way to welcome in the New Year.

    Come along with your partner, or a group of friends for award-winning food, live music and dancing!

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2017 To 31 Dec 2017
  3. Private Christmas Parties at Ellenborough Park

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    Private Christmas Parties at Ellenborough Park

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    You will be presented with a crisp, cold glass of Prosecco on arrival to set the scene for the opulent feast to come.

    A mouth-watering three course dinner will be served up by our expert team of chefs.

    With decadent chandeliers, exquisite decor and faultless service, Ellenborough Park is the...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 31 Dec 2017
    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 31 Dec 2017
  4. Christmas Parties at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

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    Christmas Parties at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    Celebrate Christmas with family, friends and colleagues at The Greenway Hotel.

    Arrive to a cocktail and canapé reception then enjoy a fabulous four course set menu with coffee, followed by live music and dancing until midnight.

    £55.00 per person

    "Forget the carriages" why not stay over night in...

    Dates

  5. Christmas Joiner Parties at Ellenborough Park

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    Christmas Joiner Parties at Ellenborough Park

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    Celebrate your Christmas party with others at one of Ellenborough Park's Joiner Parties; double the fun and a bigger celebration!

    Includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, three course festive dinner and disco entertainment until 12am mid-week and 1am on a Saturday.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2017 To 23 Dec 2017
  6. Christmas Parties at Revolution Cheltenham

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    Christmas Parties at Revolution Cheltenham

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    Enjoy Christmas in style at Revolution Cheltenham. Perfect for an xmas meet up with friends or a full-on work Christmas party with all the trimmings.

    Christmas packages include 3 Course Dining, a Christmas Buffet and Bar Snacks. Book your Christmas party now!

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 24 Dec 2017
  7. Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps at Cheltenham Town Hall

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    Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps at Cheltenham Town Hall

    Type

    Theatre

    Imperial Square, Cheltenham

    As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn’t want to wake anyone up! TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2017 To 18 Dec 2017
  8. New Year's Eve at Ellenborough Park

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    New Year's Eve at Ellenborough Park

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    Feast on fabulous food, dance the night away to live music and we'll see you on the sweeping driveway at midnight to 'ooh' and 'aah' at the fireworks as 2018 hits us with a bang!

    New Year's Eve Party includes:

    One nights accommodation for two
    Champagne and canapé reception
    Five course dinner
    Live...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2017 To 1 Jan 2018
  9. Narnia afternoon tea at Cheltenham Town Hall

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    Narnia afternoon tea at Cheltenham Town Hall

    Type

    Family

    Cheltenham

    Enter through a magical wardrobe and be greeted by Mr Tumnus and the White Witch before meeting Father Christmas in his snowy grotto.
    Gift in hand you will then enjoy a delicious afternoon tea whilst the White Witch performs a short ballet.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Dec 2017 To 16 Dec 2017
  10. Father Christmas and Peter and The Wolf at Cheltenham Town Hall

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    Father Christmas and Peter and The Wolf at Cheltenham Town Hall

    Type

    Theatre

    Imperial Square, Cheltenham

    Mike Hewer Father Christmas – film screening with live orchestra Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Conductor: Philip Mackenzie  Soprano: Alice Mackenzie Narrator: Brian Blessed Simon Murray: Father Christmas Other voices tba

     

    Raymond Brigg’s Father Christmas is brought to life this Christmas...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Dec 2017 To 22 Dec 2017
  11. Christmas at The Cosy Club

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    Christmas at The Cosy Club

    Type

    Christmas

    High Street, Cheltenham

    Looking for something rather splendid this Christmas?

    2017's Festive Feast will feature 3 delicious courses for £27.95. Norfolk Turkey and Cranberry Pie finished off with a Spiced Chocolate Torte & Boozy Cherries tickle your fancy? Gluten Free and Vegan options are available.

    If you're an early...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017 To 24 Dec 2017
  12. New Year's Eve Shindig at The Cosy Club

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    New Year's Eve Shindig at The Cosy Club

    Type

    New Years Eve

    High Street, Cheltenham

    Are you planning your New Year's Eve celebration?

    Bring in the new year in style at Cosy Club! Join us for a 1920s themed Gatsby Gladrags event! There'll be:

    Fancy dress in your 1920s finery – a bottle of champagne for the best dressed table!
    A welcome cocktail
    Canapes on arrival
    4 course...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2017 To 31 Dec 2017
  13. Cotswold Christmas Day Lunch

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    Cotswold Christmas Day Lunch

    Type

    Christmas

    Cheltenham

    Cotswold Christmas Lunch

    25 December 2017

    Forget peeling the spuds, and worrying about whether the turkey will be ready in time or if the Yorkshires are going to rise… join us at the De La Bere Court for Christmas Lunch. Sit back, relax and celebrate this Christmas with friends and family in a...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Dec 2017 To 25 Dec 2017
  14. GLoucestershire YFC Glitter Ball at Cheltenham Town Hall

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    GLoucestershire YFC Glitter Ball at Cheltenham Town Hall

    Type

    Christmas Parties

    Cheltenham

    Gloucestershire Young Farmers Presents
    ******GLITTER BALL******

    The biggest young farmer's party of the year has been re-branded!!
    Like this page and keep upto date with the latest new ideas and how to get your tickets!

    Venue - Cheltenham Town Hall

    Band - Tommy & The Fuse

    Tickets -...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2017 To 16 Dec 2017
  15. New Year's Day Dining at the Greenway Hotel and Spa

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    New Year's Day Dining at the Greenway Hotel and Spa

    Type

    New Year

    Cheltenham

    Blow the cobwebs away this New Year's day with a three course lunch at The Greenway.

    £35.00 per person

    Or why not join us for a 4 course dinner including canapés and a glass of Prosecco.

    £47.50 per person

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018 To 1 Jan 2018
  16. New Year's Eve - Prohibition Party at Cheltenham Town Hall

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    New Year's Eve - Prohibition Party at Cheltenham Town Hall

    Type

    New Years Eve

    Cheltenham

    Shimmy your way down the dimly lit passages of Cheltenham Town Hall's underground speakeasy as we transport you to an evening filled with all the glitz and glamour of the American twenties. Join the racketeers and party the night away to the lively rhythms of Jazz and Swing with the Chip Shop Boys,...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2017 To 1 Jan 2018
  17. Festive Afternoon Tea at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

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    Festive Afternoon Tea at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

    Type

    Christmas

    Cheltenham

    Relax with friends and family in front of the fire for an indulgent festive afternoon tea after a busy day of Christmas shopping.

    £23.00 per person

    Champagne afternoon tea £31.00 per person

    Call 01242 862352 to book

    *Certain dates in December maybe unavailable. Not available Christmas Day & New...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 30 Dec 2017
  18. December Dining at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

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    December Dining at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

    Type

    Christmas

    Cheltenham

    Sip a glass of Prosecco in the cosy glow of the lounge log fires, before enjoying a festive menu of traditional yet imaginative fayre.

    Festive Lunch Menu

    Festive three course lunch menu including a welcome glass of Prosecco and canapés

    £32.50 per person

    Tea, coffee and mince pies £4.25

    Festive...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 30 Dec 2017
  19. Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

    Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

    Type

    Tour

    Cheltenham

    The Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour explores the brewing industry and the 'beer scene' through a brewery tour, beer tasting and a beer and food matching.

    The itinerary may include other breweries or pubs depending on their availability, but here is an example of your fun day out:

    We meet at the...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sep 2017 To 15 Dec 2018
    From:
    16 Sep 2017 To 15 Dec 2018
  20. 'Brewed for You' Beer Events

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    'Brewed for You' Beer Events

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Cirencester, Stroud

    Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning an alternative corporate do or hosting a dinner party, we love brewing up unique events to satisfy your beer adventure needs. We'll organise an event to suit your preferences, budget and other logistical considerations.

    Tours: typically...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Apr 2017 To 31 Dec 2018

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