New food court opens its doors at Cheltenham's Cavendish House

After much speculation about what Cheltenham's historic Cavendish House would be turned into, following the announcement of the department store's closure in January 2024, the premises has been given a fresh lease of life as it opens a food court full of independent eateries.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Open every day, Cavendish House is opening the doors on its brand-new food court.

Serving up pastries, salads, bakes and a range of hot food and drinks, Cheltenham's Cavendish House has opened its doors to reveal a brand-new food court.

Packed with independent local traders, the new food court officially opens its doors today, Wednesday 12 June 2024, following months of anticipation as to what the 201-year-old establishment would become after House of Fraser left in April 2024.

Open every day from 9.30am until 5.30pm, with slightly reduced hours of 10am until 4.30pm on Sundays, the food court presents an ideal spot for grabbing a quick breakfast, a working lunch or a post-shopping snack.

With sleek and modern interiors, the refurbished store has been designed to showcase the wares of independent businesses in a light and airy space against a minimalist backdrop.

The challenge will be leaving the building with just a full belly, as alongside the food court is a whole host of small businesses selling a range of products from handmade jewellery and hats to cashmere clothing and hand crafted chocolate — making the revamped store a true celebration of Gloucestershire entrepreneurship.

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