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PHOTO: Le Petit Blanc, The Promenade, Cheltenham

Cheltenham caters for all tastes and pockets, has the best style restaurants, bars and pubs in the area, and its clubs draw in the punters from nearby Gloucester as well as the Cotswolds.

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Restaurants Pubs, Bars and Clubs
Boogaloos, 16 Regent Street. T: 01242 702259. Good for salads and sandwiches while chilling out in the relaxed sofa basement or the buzzing, brightly coloured upstairs room.
Open 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. www.boogaloos.co.uk
The Beehive, 1-3 Montpellier Villas. T: 01242 702270. Easy going, independent pub with games shed, courtyard garden and cosy snug. The only pub in Cheltenham featured in the Michelin “Eating out in Pubs” guide and Time Out’s “Eating out of London” guide. www.thebeehivemontpellier.com
Le Champignon Sauvage, 24-26 Suffolk Road. T: 01242 573449. Top-notch French cuisine – including scrumptious desserts – is served in this intimate restaurant. Two-course set lunch or dinner £25. Book well ahead, especially for Saturdays. Closed Sun and Mon.
www.lechampignonsauvage.co.uk
The Place, 33-35 Albion Street. T: 01242 570 583. Throbbing dance club on three floors. www.theplacenightclub.co.uk
The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade. T: 01242 700055. Eat in the circle bar or auditorium of this former Art Deco cinema, where the screen has been replaced with a hubbub of chefs. Closed Sunday. www.thedaffodil.co.uk Montpellier Wine Bar, Bayshill Lodge, Montpellier Street. T: 01242 527774. Stylish wine bar and restaurant, with lovely bow-fronted windows. Good breakfasts are also served, and Friday is fish night. Open 7 days a week. www.montpellierwinebar.com
Le Petit Blanc, The Promenade, (next to Queen’s Hotel). T: 01242 266800. An outpost of Raymond Blanc’s famed Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons where you can eat contemporary French cuisine at distinctly affordable prices – the two-course set menu is £11.90. www.brasserieblanc.com The Retreat, 10-11 Suffolk Parade. T: 01242 235436. Lively venue which caters to the business fraternity at lunchtime and Cheltenham Ladies College set in the evening. Good lunches served. Closed Sunday. www.theretreatwinebar.com
Pie and Mash, 10 Bennington Street. T: 01242 702785. As well as pie and mash, a range of other traditional English dishes is served here, and they’re all organic. Local art in the upstairs bar and Nelly the singing Jack Russell provide entertainment. Closed daytime Tuesday and Wednesday, and all Sunday and Monday. Subtone, 117 The Promenade. T: 01242 575925. Cheltenham’s most popular club, playing everything from retro sounds to funk, and live bands on Fridays. Closed Sunday. www.subtone.co.uk
Upstairs at The Beehive, 1-3 Montpellier Villas. T: 01242 579443. Friendly ambience and great French food in a lofty, blue-draped room above the pub make this a popular dining spot. No lunch, except Sunday lunchtime. Open Wednesday to Saturday evening. www.thebeehivemontpellier.com Tailor’s Eating House, 4 Cambray Place. T: 01242 255453. Here you can relax in old leather armchairs, watch sport on a big screen or sit in the pavement courtyard. Lunches and pizzas are available in the evening.
Lumière, Clarence Parade. T: 01242 222200. A little gem of a restaurant tucked away in a Regency terrace just off Cheltenham’s Promenade, with its stunning architecture and tree-lined boulevards. Closed Sunday and Monday.  www.lumiere.cc