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Sandford Park Ale House

4.7
91 reviews
£25 and under
Pub

Top tags:

Great Beer
Casual
Whether you are in for a quick drink after work or to spend some quality time with friends, we’d love to welcome you in. Since 2013 Sandford Park Alehouse, has been a beacon for quality beer in Cheltenham. We work with local and national suppliers to keep the beer range fresh, relevant and appealing. Our staff are passionate about beer, so don’t worry if you are overwhelmed by the choice, there’s always a helping hand to make that decision.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 91 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers nice relaxing atmosphere great service

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sarahh
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff, and terrific choice of beers. We had a Belgian blonde beer which was excellent. Food was fabulous all round, and I had a side of coleslaw which was probably the best I've had. Dog friendly, and very nice to my two, who enjoyed their biscuit. All in all a really good lunch.

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MagentaSoap
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service in very pleasant surroundings - what’s not to like?

JD
JonathanD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visited to try their new food menu and take advantage of their Burger and drink for £10 offer. Having initially been told it wasn’t available that night (even though still on their website and we had booked the week before saying we were coming for that offer) another member of staff agreed to honour the offer. The burgers were superb with good chunky chips and the drinks were of course great as usual - though your choice is limited there is something for everyone. Service (from the second member of staff) was impeccable and friendly. Marquee in the garden at the back was warm and there was a good atmosphere as not too busy. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Btw the offer is still available on Mondays and there are other offers on Wednesdays and Fridays!

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MagentaSoap
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, the food really was excellent- and, as always, there was an exceptional selection of ales & ciders.

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GaryC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up with a heated marquee in the garden area. The Oktoberfest beers were great to try, especially the Stein. Nice food offering as well.

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ThomasE
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandford Park Alehouse is always top quality, the beers variety is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As good as ever.Always well organised in these difficult times!

JC
JanC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Drinks and food arrived quickly, app was easy to use and lots of COVID-19 measures in place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful pub with great beer

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VirginieL
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of beers, wine, etc... food (2 burgers) was very tasty, well served and served promptly. Tent is big and well decorated. Seating arrangements are well thought. Really like this Pub 😍

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IsabelleK
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happy to recommend the Alehouse - very good selection of ever changing beers, good food, very very clean and safe.

JE
JezE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t have food this time but beers still top notch and service spot on.

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Bumpney
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Beer excellent, bar food good and staff friendly and helpful

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vipAndyP
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find just outside Cheltenham. Very easy to miss , but so glad we didn’t , the outside facade belies a gem of a venue, with a huge beer garden.

Friendly staff , a beer selection that lives up to their claim to an ale house and great food made for a really enjoyable early evening.

In these COVID times , their easy to use QR driven ordering link worked really well, but they were more than happy to take orders directly for those less technologically minded .

Definitely a fixture now on any trip we make that way

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PeterL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

1. Several times we have tried using the app to order a round of drinks, but so far have been unsuccessful. It asks for too much detail.
2. In the questionnaire above I had to put a score for your food, but we didn't have any so we are in no position to judge it.

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PaulT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers are good. Lots of options and chips with cheese and bacon went down well

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Mitchd33
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe with current restrictions. Happy with staff challenging people as this is something that should happen in every venue.

Good food, great selection of beer and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the Oktoberfest set up.
Good selection of beers and German food.
Had a slight delay on the food and they were good enough to give us a free drink 😁
Will be back before the festivities are over 🇩🇪 🍺

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TheresaB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great choice of drinks and table service worked brilliantly! Will definitely be back soon 👍

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TAbbyj
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the place was delicious..and they remembered to put Henry's (orange and lemonade) on there online ordering which was great!

My dad drank the gravy that was left out the jug (which they wernt skimpy with) when no one was looking cause it was so yum ! And great seasonal veg with the roast ! And the beef was perfectly pink !

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MarcinW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, Delicious food, good beer as always !! I highly recommend a good place for couples, families with children.

JE
JezE
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt service. Food hot and tasty. Great choice of beers. Friendly staff.

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IvorB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

👍worth a visit 👍😩👍😩👍😩😩👍😩👍😩👍😩👍😩👍🙀👍🙀👍🙀👍🙀😩🙀😩

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EdwardC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great evening. Very good beer, lovely garden - one of my two favourite pubs.

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LauraB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Table service was very efficient from ordering drinks to the food being brought to us.

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BeerNerd
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Well organised for safety, bookings only, orders done on an app. Live beer menu online but high turnover of beer means sometimes what you plan to have has run out and been replaced when you get there. Plenty of lines though so there s always something to choose.

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FrankD
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Easy to book, easy to order, adapted to new guidelines with ease

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AnnaS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well done, very organised. The food was amazing and so was the service

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davidp
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Always a pleasant place for a Sunday evening pint in the garden, our experience was enhanced by the great service we received from our table waitress. She was great! Probably deserves a pay rise...

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EdwardC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't eat but the review insisted on a score, so I'm sure it would have been 5*. I like the pub and they are dealing with C-19 very well - good standard of hygiene, friendly staff, very nice beer. Have been before, will definitely be back.

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RichardC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service lovely beer. App ordering works well once you get used to it

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Goldenorf
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb, waitress was very attentive and great seating area outside in courtyard. Overall would recommend

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RobertT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb beer - at a good temperature. Beer quality seems to have improved since new owners have taken over. Nice staff & efficient service with online oredering to table.
Bishop's Farewell was a magical pint!

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Nick
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We ordered our first round from the barman who came to our table outside. All well, but when we tried to order the second round we were told unless we ordered using the app we would have to pay a 10% surcharge. We tried the app but after getting three error messages trying to pay we gave up and went to The Strand 150 yards away where table ordering incurred no add on charge.

AM
AmyM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great pub, lovely food and friendly staff. Outstanding beer garden.

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SimonA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always the Alehouse delivers on the quality of beer and service and now with the added efficiency required in these times for table service etc.
Book ahead and you won't be disappointed.

LB
LucyB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I found my experience recently at the SPH to be frustrating in the extreme. As someone who has very regularly used the Ale House in the past, I felt that the insistence upon using the web page to order drinks (as opposed to permitting free table service) really impacted on the enjoyment of the evening. Despite repeated attempts, I found the web page difficult to use and lengthy, tedious and dispiriting...when you want to order a drink, you don't want to navigate through all those hurdles. Everyone around me was saying the same! I was advised that table service was available, but with a service charge - I had no desire to pay a service charge, when other pubs offer different (more accessible) forms of service free of charge. This has made me feel that I do not wish to visit again, which is a shame, as the Ale House was always my first choice venue for going out drinking with my friends.

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AmiiM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food, great staff, great atmosphere, great value even when its usual prices

AD
AndrewD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really well organised as far As being COVID safe.
Awesome burger and great pint of Citra.
Staff really friendly and efficient.

FAQs

Sandford Park Ale House is rated 4.7 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.