The large garden of this handsome Grade II listed pub backs on to Sandford Park with its landscaped gardens and lido, which makes it ideal for visitors to Cheltenham town centre. A pub that takes its beers very seriously, there are 10 hand pumps and 16 taps set aside for ale, not to mention around 100 bottled beers. The beer theme continues with the food, which might include Flemish stew of beef shin, slowly cooked in Belgian brown ale; or haddock fried in Belgian beer batter. Other choices include curry of the day; local sausages and mash; liver and bacon; and Japanese dumplings.
Closed: 25-26 December, 1 January
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch opening: Tuesday to Sunday 12-2.30
Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 5.30-9
Food and drink
Real ales: Oakham Ales Citra, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Purity Mad Goose