The Gloucester Old Spot is fully open in glorious technicolour and better than ever having had a new carpark and 2 new garden lawns added in lockdown.  We are serving lunch and dinner daily, with food ‘all day’ Fri Sat and Sun.  We have branded ourselves as “The Gloucestershire Food Pub” and will continue our support of local farmers and drink makers, serving simply stunning local products that haven’t been overly fussed around with… 

We are now taking telephone bookings on 01242 680321. If you wish to book by email, this can also be done on Please let us know: 

  • Name            Time and date of reservation            How many members in the party
  • Any dietary requirements              Preference of sitting indoors or out
  • A contact telephone number

We will reply to all bookings requests within 24 hours.   Reservations are also being taken for MOTORHOME stopovers by email. 


Update Wednesday 23rd September 2020

With the new government guidelines announced yesterday we would like to remind our customers of the following:
* The pub will close at 10pm. This means that all customers are to leave by this time at the very latest. We have made the decision that last orders will be 9.20pm, and time at the bar is 9.30pm. This allows all customers time to finish their last drink by 10pm.
* The serving of customers is restricted to table service only. This is something we have been doing since reopening on Saturday 4th July, therefore will continue to offer table service in both the garden and inside the pub.
* Face masks compulsory for hospitality staff therefore you will see all our waiting and bar staff wearing our lovely new face masks thanks to our friends over at Universal Uniform

* Food service times are as follows –
Monday-Thursday 12pm-2pm/5.30pm-8pm.
Friday and Saturday 12pm-8.30pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
* The rule of six still currently stands inside and outside.
We are striving to do all we can to ensure all our customers and staff feel as safe and comfortable as possible at this difficult time, and want to thank you all for your cooperation and support,
The Gloucester Old Spot Team x 

Please read the following and share with your group..

All members of you party must arrive with a face mask as you will need to wear one when you are not at your table.

Government guidelines allow up to 6 people inside or outside from multiple households, but no greater than 6 unless they are from the same household/supportive bubble. 

Please note: the ‘bubble’ is a household plus a single adult who lives alone.  That person can join a household to create a bubble of more than 6, but that is the only household they can ‘bubble’ up with.  So, for example your Grandmother might join your household of 6 and in that case 7 people can dine.

In line with government track and trace system we are obliged to keep your contact details for 21days.

To ensure we are COVID secure we are asking that guests do the following:

Please do not visit us if you feel unwell or have any symptoms of the Corona Virus.

Please ensure you use sanitiser on arrival and continue to maintain regular hand washing/sanitising whilst you are here. 

Please do not arrive earlier than your booking time, this is so we can stagger arrivals.

Please ensure you adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible and remain at your table during your visit other than to use the toilet facilities.

Please follow any queuing systems that we have in place, these are to protect you and our staff.

The public bar is not open to customers but we will conduct table service.

We prefer to take card payments but can accept cash.

Lastly we ask that you are patient with us, these new normal are going to take a bit of adjusting to for all of us.  We will endeavour to make your pub experience as enjoyable and ‘normal’ as possible, whilst giving you full confidence that everything we have introduced in respect of the virus is there for everyone’s protection.


Welcome to the Gloucester Old Spot, Trad inside, Babylon outside !




Awards  – If Britain’s best selling guide is to be believed The Gloucester Old Spot is the best pub in Cheltenham.  Or Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds for that matter, as we are the only pub in this ‘bible’ of the traditional pub world to have a STAR rating.  We also win their GOOD FOOD and REAL ALE awards too, and yes this guide is wholly independent.  So no need to take our word for it !

English Local Pub  – Nestled between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, The Gloucester Old Spot is ideally located for those in search of a country pub, within a stone’s throw of town. We focus on serving great meals from fresh local ingredients whilst offering a variety of well-kept local ales, ciders and wines. We are proud of our small team of dedicated staff who work hard to provide a fantastic experience on every visit.

Freehouse   – The Old Spot is about an escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, a welcome return to nostalgia. As a freehouse we are owned by a local family who have run pubs in Cheltenham for 20 years.  There’s no brand or theme, just a lovely old pub where the heritage is celebrated and the food and drink are a passion. You can relax in our snug bar, Baronial Dining room or peaceful garden 7 days a week.

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  • Wi-Fi throughout       •  Great Car Park
  • Dog Friendly             •  Motorhome Stopovers
  • Lush Garden Areas  •  1 minute to M5
  • Disabled access       •  Disabled Toilet
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Utter Escapism !

Opening Hours –


11am – 10pm Sun to Weds

11am – 10pm Thurs to Sat

Food service:

Noon – 2pm  and 5.30-8pm Mon to Thurs

Noon – 8.30pm Friday and Saturday

Noon – 8pm Sunday


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