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Bars and nightlife in Cotswold District

Top bars

Theater
“Lovely theatre, centrally situated and attracts a variety of national and local touring shows and artists”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Elegant and dramatic brasserie, which used to be an art deco cinema 1920s/30s bar, over 2 levels with live jazz often and a seasonal British menu.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Independent Art Deco cinema, with comfortable seating, good food and live events.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“An exceptional menu; this is not your typical gastro-pub fare. The food is inspirationally modern British and multi-award winning. The kitchen delivers an exciting take on English classics and everything is produced from scratch on site by their team of talented chefs. The emphasis is on celebrating local produce sourced in and around Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
“The King's Head Inn is one of our favourite pubs in the area for a quiet drink or lunch or dinner. The food is great, as is the location on the green in Bledington. Look out for the Bantam chickens in the garden!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pub
“Charming small pub at the heart of Laurie Lee's village (this was his local), Slad. 35min walk / 10min drive. Beautiful views across to Swifts Hill. Excellent English food. Booking necessary if eating. 'Uley', the local ale, is a must-try! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“A traditional old pub with great food. Easy to get to from Bibury with plenty of parking.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Lovely quiet spot for high quality spirits and craft beers. Recommended if you don't want a crazy night. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Iconic Cheltenham nightclub and bar for all ages. Fab especially during race weeks”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lounge
“Eclectic menu, including a great range of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan food. Funky decor on two floors. Handy if sightseeing or going to cinema.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
“I send most of my guests here as it offers a great simple menu of burgers, tapas and cocktails in a colourful, quirky setting. Lots of sofas and comfy seating.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“If you feel the need to dance the night away this is about the only place we will even contemplate these days (now we are getting a bit older).”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
“Popular mid-range pub restaurant with great views over valley to Painswick. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Most rauceous night out in Cheltenham - best place to finish a big night out. Thursday nights are student nights; guaranteed a young and vibrant crowd! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Live music, stand up comedy, theatre... a good place to check out. Cheltenham Town Hall is an early-20th century assembly rooms in Cheltenham, England.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great locally produced beers, lagers and if you go on the right day pizzas. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful park with lake, excellent children’s play areas and good coffee and cake kiosks.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Live music and plays on all the time, and also a hub for Stroud tourist information.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the most beautiful buildings in town. Have a walk around the lakes, and then enjoy the majesty of the Pump Rooms.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Good mix of people bit of a student bar but others not out of place, bring in your own food from the many local take aways. Can vape, big rear bear garden. A bit pricey but not mad. Good pool hall on first floor. 400 Mtrs away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Cool spot with wide array of indie music of all genres, owned by local resident and minor celeb, Keith Allen. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The pump rooms are frequently used for concerts and weddings. It was the last and largest of the spa buildings in Cheltenham. There is a nice park and great children's play area within the grounds. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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