Cheltenham is a vibrant foodie town with many options for eating styles, some places even are dog friendly, allowing you to eat out with pet in tow. It can be challenging to find a suitable place to match your food tastes with the /puppy in tow so have built this guide to help @aboutglos visitors.
Dog-Friendly Pubs & Restaurants
Our list of the best places to drink or dine out with your dog.
Woodkraft is an eatery on Regent Street near to the Everyman theatre that serves good food. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on specific floors as mentioned on their website.
Woodkraft is well known locally for their delicious lunch and brunch options and small plates. https://woodkraftcheltenham.com/dog-friendly
Harry Cook Freehouse
Located on Montpellier Walk Harry Cook’s is a vibrant British pub ideal for drinking or dining. They have seating inside and outside and our canine friends are very welcome according to various review sites. Drinks at the bar vary from traditions; craft ales to well-made cocktails.
Their food menu includes a pub grub section, a vegetarian section including their beyond meat burger. Finally, they have a whole burger section on their menu, they look very tempting, especially the one they call the Big Cow, a British beef patty, hand-pulled beef brisket with cheesy sauce and tobacco onions. https://www.harrycookcheltenham.co.uk/
The Midland Hotel
Based opposite the train station this is an ideal pub to visit when changing trains or before or after a journey. The Midland has outdoor seating as well as a bar area and is well presented. The exterior wall has some fantastic street art and inside serve a good range of drinks. I have visited with the puppy a few times and made very welcome. https://www.midlandhotelcheltenham.co.uk/
St Georges Vaults
A new discovery I found after a night stays in the town, I was taking photos around the city for this site and spotted The St Georges Vaults. The interior is very nice with sport on the TV and serves a good selection of lagers and beers I enjoyed a refreshing pint of Staropramen on my visit. They have a very nice “hidden” garden with plenty of seating and imagine it would be lovely in the summer. I didn’t have the dog put noticed a few patrons with their pets, one for next trip out maybe. https://stgeorgesvaultscheltenham.co.uk/
The Plough is Prestbury is a pub near to the racecourse which has a great reputation for their real ale and ciders. This is a 17th century listed building thatched roof and a big garden. The Plough serves traditional food centred around their pie menu. The Plough takes pride in its canine-friendly status and has plenty of water bowls around the site as well as dog treats behind the bar. http://www.theploughprestbury.co.uk/the-plough-prestbury-cheltenham-about.html
The stable restaurant is located on Clarence Street and opens from midday until 11 pm daily except Sunday when it closes at 8 pm. They are known nationally for their pizza and starters, personally I love their pies. Some evenings at the stable are special, where they put on live music for your entertainment. Tuesday seems to be a special offer day with a pizza and a pint for £10. https://cheltenham.stablepizza.com/
As part of The Hatton Collection, the beehive is a very nice place to eat or drink. The beehive is located in the Montpellier area of the town. For casual dining, they have a bar area that serves dishes like pies, fish and chip or gourmet burgers. they have a basement area this is for more snug dining options. Their website makes their #dogfriendly credentials very clear. http://www.thebeehivemontpellier.com/
The Kings Arms
Located a short walk from Cheltenham Railway Station The Kings Arms is a drinking pub that I popped into while killing time before a meet with Sonia Norman. The pub is well decorated and has a garden for drinking and smoking and the landlord informed me that they are pet friendly after checking.
They are a sports bar with TV screens on the sporting channels, have darts and pool table as well as free customer WiFi. I enjoyed a simple pint of Stowford Press while catching up on some social media prep on the laptop, the staff and clientele were all friendly with some nice banter. More info…
BTP or Boston Tea Party is a national chain eatery located on Clarence Street. BTP is split over 2 floors and offers informal but delicious dining. Pets are welcome in the cafe and often get offered a drink and a treat. BTP specialises in great breakfasts, burgers and tasty coffee.
Travelling With Dog
Travelling to or in Cheltenham is easy with a well-behaved dog in tow, stagecoach the local bus company allow pets charging £1 per journey. Travelling by train is free for your furry friend as long as it doesn’t take up a seat.
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Places that @aboutglos intends to visit and check with the puppy in tow for a pub crawl day.
- The Exmouth Arms
- The Gloucester Old Spot
- The Old Courthouse
- The Brown Jug
- The Bayhill Inn
- Cafe Moochoo
- Curious Cafe
- The Botanist
- John Lewis