12 student hot spots in Cheltenham

Having fun on a budget can be tough, but for money-minded students, there are plenty of discounts to be found, with SoGlos rounding up some of the most budget-friendly activities in Cheltenham.

From discounted dessert and bargain bowling, through to low-cost lunches and affordable activities, Cheltenham is full of ways for students to have fun without breaking the bank.

SoGlos rounds up 12 of the best student hot spots in town in this hot list.


1. Creams Café


If you’re in need of a sugar fix, Creams Café at The Brewery Quarter is perfect for those with a super sweet tooth! The venue stocks delicious waffles, ice cream sundaes, crepes, cakes and hot chocolate – all covered in deliciously indulgent toppings.

It’s also got amazing skate and graffiti themed décor which is great for the ‘gram! Plus, if you’re a student, you can get 15 per cent off the bill when you show a valid student card.


2. The Cosy Club


If you’re looking for a cool place to grab brunch, or even just a cocktail as you watch the world go by, The Cosy Club is the ideal student spot.

Overlooking Cheltenham High Street, students can enjoy 20 per cent off their food bill between Sunday and Thursday.


3. The Botanist


Home of the coolest cocktails in Cheltenham, The Botanist – as the name might suggest – takes you into the stylish world of a plant-loving scientist.

Beautifully themed, this effortlessly cool student spot offers five per cent back every time you spend, thanks to the ‘My New World’ app. Available on both the App Store and Google Play, customers can start building up a credit after their first visit.


4. Cineworld


Cineworld Cheltenham at The Brewery Quarter has just undergone a huge renovation to create a brand-new VIP suite, where you can grab a buffet dinner and unlimited snacks before lounging back in a super-comfy recliner to watch a movie.

The venue is also now home to a state-of-the-art 4DX screen, offering the most immersive cinema experience in existence, with moving seats, water sprayers and wind machines – all in sync with the film.

What’s even better is that students can get discount off standard price tickets when showing their student ID.


5. Hollywood Bowl


Hollywood Bowl in Cheltenham is ideal for groups wanting to enjoy a fun activity on a budget. Students can enjoy two games of bowling for £10.45.

Valid from 5pm Sunday through to 5pm on Friday, there’s loads of opportunity to grab your mates for some friendly competition. Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham also offers great food and drink, with VIP lanes, and a 50s themed diner available.


6. Chiquito


Famous for its Mexican hats that are free to diners, Chiquito at The Brewery Quarter also offers an amazing 25 per cent off the food bill when students order two or more mains.


7. Luke Clothing and Urban Outfitters


Fashion conscious students can benefit from a 10 per cent discount at Urban Outfitters and Luke, which are both based at The Brewery Quarter. The year-round discount is available when you show a valid student ID, and is even valid on homewares at Urban Outfitters – perfect for making your halls feel like home.


8. Son of Steak


The Brewery Quarter’s latest restaurant, Son of Steak is only the second in the country to open. Guests can enjoy delicious steak in a quick service casual environment.

Even better, students can enjoy 25 per cent off their food bill between Sunday and Thursday.


9. SOHO Coffee


SOHO Coffee started in Cheltenham, so if you’re looking to support a local business and grab a great discount, it’s the ideal choice when you need a caffeine hit!

With coffee shops in Cambray Place, Regent Arcade and The Brewery Quarter, students can enjoy discounts through SOHO’s app, as well as a 10 per cent discount with student ID.


10. Mr Mulligans


Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf is an indoor adventure golf attraction with two different courses to choose from.

Students will love the amazing deals on offer, with two for one pizzas, cocktails and selected drinks from 7pm, and an 18-hole round of golf for just £5!


11. 2 Pigs


If you’re too busy cramming for exams to make it out clubbing on a weeknight, Cheltenham’s alternative club 2 Pigs offers two floors of rock, indie, punk and alternative music every weekend.

There’s also discounted entry for students, a happy hour from 10.30pm until midnight, and shots available from as little as 50p!


12. Propaganda and Blue & Blue at MooMoo Clubrooms


Making Wednesday the new Friday, Blue & Blue is one of Gloucestershire’s biggest student nights at Cheltenham’s MooMoo Clubrooms.

Alternatively, pumping some adrenaline-filled tunes into Thursday nights in Cheltenham, Propaganda is a popular student night, offering three-floors of indie and alt music.

Expect great drinks deals and discounted entry with a student ID card.


© SoGlos
Wednesday 03 March 2021

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