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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. Cheltenham Foodie Tours

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    Cheltenham Foodie Tours

    Type

    Tour

    Cheltenham

    Love Food? Visiting Cheltenham? Discover the wonderful flavours and local food delights of this Cotswold spa town. Enjoy 6 authentic taste sensations. Explore the delectable eateries and dining quarters while learning about how Cheltenham became a Regency centre for luxury, decadence and glamour....

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2017 To 31 Dec 2018
  2. Gin Tasting

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    Gin Tasting

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Cheltenham

    Ginformational journey will take you and your taste buds through the history of Brennen & Brown and the team's fabulous creations.

    Learn about rotary evaporators and the most modern and high tech distilling techniques.

    See just how good your taste buds really are while learning about garnish and...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jul 2017 To 21 Jul 2018
  3. Gin Making Experience

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    Gin Making Experience

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Cheltenham

    Become a Distiller for an afternoon in Brennen and Brown's Ginspiriational Experience Lab. This is your chance to enter the fascinating world of distilling and make your very own bottle of Gin in our state of the art Ginspirational Gin Lab.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jul 2017 To 21 Jul 2018
  4. 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
  5. '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
  6. Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour

    Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour

    Type

    Tour

    Cheltenham

    The Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour explores the art and science of brewing and the huge variety of beer styles through multiple brewery tours and a guided tasting.

    We start at Brewhouse & Kitchen for our first tour and tasting.

    Next we head to Prescott Ales to tour their traditional cask brewery,...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2017 To 14 Dec 2018

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