Since Cheltenham dates back to as early as the dark ages, you can count on it having loads of old pubs encased in grand old buildings. Cosy taverns serving the locals come in many, each with their own quirky character yet each and every one having the Great British pub vibe we all know and love. Filled with dark wood and original features, The Vine is everything you could ever want. Located on the high street and with the appearance of an old London pub with its red bricks, it’s certainly easy to find. Expect lots and lots of appetising real ales!
Beer is a man’s best friend especially on a night out so heading over to The Kemble Brewery Inn is a logical choice. This welcoming watering hole has endless cask ales and draught lagers to pick from and there’s even an enclosed beer garden to the rear with plenty of seating to sit your crew down for quality banter. The atmosphere is relaxed with delicious fresh food served around the clock, what’s not to love?
For a more “rowdy” scene then head on over to The Beehive, one of the most popular pubs in town! Snug but full of energy, it’s a great place to be sociable with your group and tuck into some delicious pub grub to be washed down with some ale. Other top traditional pubs to visit on your epic Cheltenham bar crawl include The Royal Union, Jolly Brewmaster and The Old Courthouse. If you’d prefer to poke your noses into more modern, spacious pubs then Brewhouse is always a good choice and is also a recognised brand you can count on. The Frog & Fiddle has 14 TV screens to watch live sport on, pool tables, live music all accompanied by great food, beers, ciders and lively atmosphere.
Overall, Cheltenham is sure to have what you’re looking for, whether it’s a modern classy venue serving some top-notch IPA’s or cosy traditional pubs with a welcoming atmosphere for groups of chilled lads.
Something Cheltenham does SO right is the choice of nightlife bars scattered across town. Whatever kind of drink tickles your taste buds, it’s guaranteed there will be a bar waiting to accommodate you and your fellow lads. Starting off with the budget bars is Yates’, a nationwide favourite that can be found right in the centre of town. Filled with booze and like-minded party-goers, Yates is a spacious and modern venue that sells all your favourite lagers, ciders and spirits without breaking the bank. We don’t know how they do it! Another great bar that is a great wallet pleaser is Soho, yet another UK favourite. This dimly-lit bar is somewhere between cosy and energetic and serves all your alcoholic favourites all day long.
Moving up a tier is Revolution, unsurprisingly another nationwide chain. Located down Clarence Parade, you can expect a modern venue with amazing food and drink. Prices are great as with the choices, there’s loads of spirits and beers to try out. This bar is always thriving which says it all, don’t you think? Bar 50 is perfect for smaller groups but can get a little cramped if there’s a lot of you so instead opt for a large venue like The Apartment Bar which also has more of a party atmosphere compared to the chilled-out Bar 50.
All Bar One is another famous chain that has taken the country by storm which is why it’s definitely worth a visit. Prices are little steeper than those previously mentioned but it’s a classier venue in terms of the stylish décor and comfortable seating inside. There’s tonnes of beer choices, cocktails and spirits, whatever floats your boat really.
After you hits the pubs and bars it’s probably off to the nightclub with you, like true last night of freedom fashion. There’s two stand-out clubs in Cheltenham that are guaranteed to serve you and your group a wild night. MooMoo Clubrooms is everything you’d expect from a club and is a great mixing pot of all ages from students to cougars. Expect head banging tunes, flashy light displays and cheap shots all night long. If you want cheap and cheerful with a night full of laughs in a nice environment, then this place offers it all. There’s 3 distinct rooms with RnB themed Zinc which is home to sleek leather furniture, Aura which houses a stage and Pop Us is a comic themed bar which plays plenty of bangers from the past few decades.
Next on the list is Bar Fever, the ultimate adult playground blasting out all the best hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. There’s a huge disco style dance floor, beach themed room complete with booths and a bar. Opening at 10pm and closing 5am on Fridays (6am Saturdays), it’s the place to be to spend your last night of freedom.