Cheltenham pubs with beer gardens

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:46 18 July 2016

The Beehive, Montpellier, Cheltenham

The Beehive, Montpellier, Cheltenham


It’s the weekend, the sun is shining and the pub is calling your name, but where is the best place to go? Fortunately for you we’ve picked ten of the best pubs with beer gardens in Cheltenham. Enjoy, you deserve it!

The Railway, New Street
Only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Cheltenham town centre, The Railway pub has a large beer garden perfect for absorbing those summer rays with a pint of real ale and a plate of the pub’s famous sausage and mash. The Railway is dog friendly so it makes for a great pit stop on an afternoon dog walk. We mustn’t forget to mention the ice cream. It’s a must-try when you’re sat outside in the sunshine and with the flavours changing each week, you’ll never get bored.

The Strand, High Street
As it is located at the top of Cheltenham’s high street you’d be surprised to find a pretty pub garden behind The Strand. Surrounded by lots of leafy trees with the top of St Luke’s Church just visible in the background, it almost feels like you’re in the heart of the countryside. The beer garden is small with a great atmosphere during the summer and there are many events held throughout the year for pub goers to enjoy. There is a selection of great beers on tap (and prosecco by the glass), all there to be enjoyed with one of the tasty sharing platters.

The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road
On a hot summer’s day, head over to The Exmouth Arms and the large beer garden will always be abuzz with families, friends and their dogs soaking up the sunshine with a beverage. Located on the very popular Bath Road, the pub is renowned for its outdoor wood-fired pizza oven with a selection of mouth-watering pizzas cooked right before you. The pizza oven is in use from 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, weather permitting.

Wild Beer, Cambray Place
Located in the town centre, Wild Beer is the perfect pub for a post-shopping tipple. Although it is still relatively new to the Cheltenham pub scene, Wild Beer has certainly made its mark on the local residents with its selection of ever-changing unique beers. It is fast becoming the place to catch up with friends over a pint and some tasty small plates, and the courtyard garden out the back is just the place to do this. We recommend getting there early on a sunny weekend for a spot of brunch in the garden.

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