We have busied ourselves, as usual, during Lockdown 3 to ensure our pub is better every time we welcome you back!

Our brand new initiatives at The Gloucester Old Spot include an “in house” butchery facility to prepare cuts and joints from whole carcasses, and to make sausages, burgers and charcuteries. In addition, we have a brilliant food smoker, and our “Smokery” will provide numerous varieties of smoked dishes infused by Oak, Maple, Mesquite & Hickory flavours.

Last summer we rebranded ourselves as The Gloucestershire Food Pub, and we are delighted that our Spring/Summer menu and drink offering for 2021 highlights some of the best local farmers & butchers, cheesemakers, greengrocers, brewers…the list goes on!   Both Olly Smith and Tom Parker Bowles have recommended us, not least for our fab COVID safe garden, with 3 lawns, patios, sheltered spaces and a barn.

Monday 12th April 2021


We are now taking bookings for ALFRESCO APRIL.

We have 40 tables in our FANTASTIC beer garden. All tables are SOCIALLY DISTANCED, and you’ve got the added bonus of some SHELTERED tables, if you’d prefer! These are limited and are bookable on a first come first serve basis for our diners.

When booking your table outside please remember the following: Name, Party Size, Date, Time, Contact Number and Dietary Requirements – eat@thegloucesteroldspot.co.uk – we aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours of receipt.

Please call us on 01242 680321 for an immediate enquiry. 


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 – 11pm Thurs to Sat

Food service:

Noon – 2.30pm  and 5.30-8.30pm Monday to Thursday

Noon – 9pm Friday and Saturday

Noon – 8pm Sunday

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