13 really good reasons to visit Regent Street in Cheltenham

Head away from the High Street to explore an array of independent businesses just waiting to be discovered in Cheltenham. SoGlos takes a wander along Regent Street to see just what's on offer.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Cheltenham's Regent Street is full of fantastic independent stores, cafes, bars, restaurants, not to mention a beautiful historic theatre.
In partnership with Cheltenham BID  |  cheltenhambid.co.uk
Cheltenham BID

Cheltenham BID is a business-led, not-for-profit organisation delivering services which make Cheltenham a great place to work, live, visit, study and do business. The BID zone covers Cheltenham town centre, including the High Street, The Promenade, Montpellier and The Brewery Quarter.

Tucked away behind Cheltenham's Promenade lies a street full of independent businesses just waiting to be discovered.

In partnership with Cheltenham BID, SoGlos takes a closer look at some of the gems that deserve highlighting.

The Grape Escape

Home of blind wine flights, this wine bar and merchant prides itself on sharing its passion for great wines.

Bringing in experts each month for talks and tastings, you'll leave The Grape Escape with inspiration to try something new and a renewed appreciation for the fine art of grape blending.

Domaine 16

An absolute must for cheese fans, the highlight is a bottomless raclette every Tuesday evening with unlimited cheese, charcuterie and potatoes to tuck into.

This popular artisan cheese and wine restaurant offers gluten-free options — and pet lovers will be delighted to know Domaine 16 is dog friendly, too.

Cake Alchemist

Specialising in colourful and creative bakes, this is the place to pop into for sweet treats aplenty.

Aside from cupcakes, there's plenty at Cake Alchemist to enjoy for breakfast or lunch too with sweet and savoury pancakes a firm favourite among regulars.

Horace Barton

Gentlemen looking for super smart formal wear can enjoy personalised service of the highest order in this luxurious little store.

Browse top hats, a rainbow of tasteful silk ties, and plan that perfect outfit for Ascot with passionate Horace Barton staff on hand to advise and recommend combinations you may not have considered.


Colourful and charismatic, this award-winning Japanese kitchen and bar is big on flavour and a warm welcome.

KIBOU likens its menu to 'taking a stroll down a busy Tokyo street', where a melting pot of dishes can all be discovered within arm’s reach of each other.

Everyman Theatre

Let this beautiful Victorian theatre entertain you! With everything from musicals and operas to plays and dramas, the Everyman Theatre's popular annual pantomime always delivers a lorryload of laughs. 

You can even take a peek behind the scenes with a fully-guided backstage tour to get a glimpse of dressing rooms and secret trap doors.


Tuck into steamed bao buns and Texan barbecue fused with Taiwanese flavours. Serving up a feast of culinary creativity, BAO + BBQ's elegant, stylish setting gives it a special occasion feel.

Sip on a sake flight of the barman's favourites, or give a beautifully crafted cocktail or mocktail a try.


This is a cafe that cares about customers with all kinds of dietary desires. So, whether you're dairy or gluten free, you won't feel like an afterthought. Instead, be delighted by the creativity WOODKRAFT pours into these dishes.

Pop in for breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes or find a cosy corner to enjoy speciality coffee and cakes.

The CheeseWorks

This family-run cheesemonger doesn't just serve up some of the finest cheeses around. The CheeseWorks also crafts bespoke cheese wheel wedding cakes and arranges cheese and wine tasting events.

Its knowledgeable team can help you to put together the perfect tasty gift box with crackers, chutneys, port and biscuits too.

The Beefy Boys

Get your burger fix, along with a dose of laidback fun, seven days a week from this colourful restaurant that's always buzzing with enthusiastic diners.

Its vibrant decor and gigantic neon burgers adorning the walls set the tone for a great place for mates dates and family get togethers. You won't leave The Beefy Boys hungry!


For lovers of gemstones, this superb shop packed full of crystals and semi-precious stones is a treasure trove.

Great as gift inspiration or a treat to put some colour in your home, the knowledgeable staff at Crystals make chatting and browsing a delight.

The Find

This artisan cafe and coffee house takes its inspiration from 18th century English coffee houses which brought people from all walks of life together.

Serving as a friendly spot to welcome the community for lunch or a brew, The Find also serves up an excellent afternoon tea. 

Ultimate Party Shop

Look no further for balloons, fancy dress, accessories and event decorations to make your special occasion one to remember.

Staff at Ultimate Party Shop are bursting with creative concepts to put the pretty in your party time.

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