Saturday 25 November 2017


8 swanky cocktail bars in Cheltenham

Take your pick from the finest selection of tipples with SoGlos’s round up of 8 swanky cocktail bars in Cheltenham in this hot list.

From chic cocktails and fine wines, to real ales and stiff spirits, Cheltenham’s bar scene is thriving and here SoGlos rounds up 8 swanky cocktail bars worth a visit.
With everything from a selection of cocktails concoctions to the finest wines, there’s sure to be something to whet your whistle in this hot list sponsored by Malmaison Cheltenham.

For more information about Malmaison Cheltenham, visit malmaison.com directly.



1. Malmaison


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Serving up seasonal specials, Malmaison in Cheltenham’s Montpellier area promises plenty of style and substance when it comes to cocktails.

With a mix to delight every palate, talented mixologists will create Malchemy Twists including the likes of a New York Sour, Gin Gin Mule and White Negroni.


2. Crazy Eights


Superbly sophisticated Crazy Eights is a trendy bar which forms part of No.131 at the top of Cheltenham’s Promenade.

Boasting an extensive selection of boozy beverages, Crazy Eights is sure to offer something for even the most discerning drinkers – whether you’re looking for a velvety vermouth, bold brandy or glorious gin.


3. The Daffodil


Complete with its 1920s art deco design, The Daffodil is one of Cheltenham’s
most iconic bars and is nestled in the Suffolks.

There’s a whole host of tempting tipples available to peruse at the Daffodil’s signature curved bar including a classic champagne cocktail and original offerings such as an espresso martini.


4. Lily Gins

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Inspired by the Victorian era, Lily Gins serves up a whole host of tasty tipples and boasts plenty of space to party the night away as the music keeps on coming.

With experienced bartenders creating cocktails including a classic Bloody Mary and Lampone Fizz, guests can also enjoy and an original concoction like the Regent’s Sling.


5. Montpellier Wine Bar

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Standing proudly on the corner, Montpellier Wine Bar offers cosy interiors as well as an inviting alfresco space for warmer summer drinking.

Cocktail-lovers can peruse the menu of classic combinations including a Mojito, Espresso Martini and Cosmopolitan or, enjoy a glass of bubbles from the bar’s extensive Champagne selection.


6. John Gordons


With a quaint courtyard and a cosy atmosphere, John Gordons Bar is nestled on Montpellier Walk and is the perfect spot for enjoy a boozy beverage on the barrel top tables.

Also renowned for its bountiful brood of whiskies, gins and wines, guests can choose from a mixology menu of gin-based beverages including a Breakfast Martini and G & Tea.


7. The Fire Station


Paying homage to its former use, The Fire Station boasts exposed brick walls and original features as well of plenty of space to enjoy a crafted cocktail.

Covering just about every palate, cocktail connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice with summery sensations including The Hugo; an elderflower and mint-based cocktail or for something a little more robust, the Barrel aged Manhattan, created with Bourbon, maple syrup and apple wood smoke.


8. Bar 50

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Set in the Suffolks, Bar 50 promises a great place for a sophisticated soiree with industrial-chic interiors and a relaxed feel.

With plenty of choice from the cocktail menu, guests can also enjoy a real ale, beer or wine and with regular live music evenings, there’s something for everyone.


By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Monday 06 November 2017

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