Sandford Park Ale House

4.7
156 reviews
£25 and under
Pub

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Great Beer
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 156 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Glenn
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the Sandford since the latest lockdown and standards are just as high as was always the case.... excellent beer and food.. excellent!

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ChloeS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were were really friendly and we were impressed by the ordering system. Felt like a great system in place overall, really well-organised and run. Excellent selection of drinks available and such a nice atmosphere. We're already looking forward to returning! Thanks so much!

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LA89
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent range of beer! The beer garden is lovely!

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PeteF
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, drink, location, garden all absolutely perfect.

PF
PeteF
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No faults, as per previous visits. Great food and drinks. Very welcoming.

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IsabelleK
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good, safe set up, good Covid protocols in place. Superb selection of drinks, good food, and the staff were fantastic. Highly recommended for friends and family alike.

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Jade
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant thank you!! Very well organised and safe environment

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first time back after the lock down. Looked after us wonderfully and very quick and efficient service

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

It was great to have you. So glad you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you again!

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Excellent service, easy to use app, good beer and our table position was ideal. All in all a very nice 2hr session.

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JanC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening was really good. Service was via the app and was very quick. Food was amazing and very tasty. The atmosphere was great and the venue was very COVID secure.

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

Amazing review, thank you so much! We've tried our best to get the app as user friendly as possible so feedback like this is great! We have passed your words over to the chefs and bar team! See you soon!

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MarkD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great beer, food and atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend the SPA.

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Davidk
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I only had the Chunky Chips as a snack, my mate had a Burger and Chips and he said it was great. The waiting time was good, ten minutes for chips and about twenty for the burger.

JS
JuliaS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

lovely food and welcoming staff. A little cold so dress warmly

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review! As soon as Boris gives us the go ahead, we'll get you in our warm Belgian beer room (AKA The Snug). See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice to be able to be at the pub again, just need the weather to warm up as it’s chilly out there atm. Nice menu of hot snacks and meals to keep us warm during the this thou.

JD
JonathanD
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our previous visit here was excellent and we had a great time. No repeat this time unfortunately.
The booking app didn’t work so we had to order manually and the staff took ages to come. As did the food.
The menu had changed since that on the website when we booked. We all had burgers which were good but the toppings were not generous. Plenty of chips which is great.
The drinks were unusually disappointing. Our Old Rosie cider just seemed a bit unexciting and lifeless - hopefully not old stock?
A large number of people were smoking which was not that pleasant and people did not adhere to mask wearing when moving around. Not the venue’s fault I suppose.
However we hope this is a one-off. It is a great local business and we will continue to recommend it and support it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back. As good as ever ! Thanks

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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LottieM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes was lovely and very helpful and attentive staff. Will be coming again.

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KenR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

No food ordered this visit. Smokers were a big problem. There should be a separate location for smokers and vapers. Beer was excellent but passive smoking is very unpleasant.

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terrypaul2
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Met our requirements Tasty burger and fries attractively served

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your food. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to get 5 star s next time! email us at manager@sandfordparkalehouse.co.uk

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Pizz
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and friendly service. Drinks fairly priced

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BarryC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good experience...................after a 4 month break it was as if nothing had changed. Still the best pub in Cheltenham !

Barry

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Greebz
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was a lovely night except it was very cold and it took ages for the heaters to be lit - and to be honest they weren't that effective. Everything else was really good and it was nice to be out for the evening.

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Timothy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for first day of pub opening and everything was an absolute delight.

Staff were great, all very happy to be back despite missing out on the first day at the pub themselves.

All very safe and loads of cleaning going on so no on need worry!

Excellent all round!

Sandford Park Ale House
Responded a day ago

WOW! Thank you so much for an amazing review! Our team absolutely loved being back and seeing everyone's 'first sips'. Guests safety is number one priority for us, so having this feedback means the world. We can't wait to welcome you back in, see you soon!

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MarkN
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely to be back. Felt Covid secure and the food was good and the range of beers was great.

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willc
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, adapting well to current situation. Amazing beer choice, will be back when things are back to normatl

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bonnieB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Good service. Was a tad cold sitting outside away from the heaters this time of year. Food was average. Liked the fact that our table booking was for 2.5hrs. That's longer then most so we were able to enjoy our time and not feel rushed.

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Mark
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Its a fantastic venue, but is missing a better selection of modern IPAs. Could do with getting a Deya beer on tap or possibly something from Arbor. Overall a good night out just needs to review the ale choice at the ale House.

CG
CraigG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outside space abs great beers! Good food , service a bit slow but it is Xmas week

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StephenH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and very clean, would definitely recommend.

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saraH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside seated area, great service, excellent veggie and vegan options.

KY
KimmY
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great variety of beers and ales. Would recommend to friends.

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Handsan
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cheltenham’s best pub. Lunchtime menu is currently a bit limited but good value. The beer is as good as ever and they have made great use of their outside space by putting up a marquee for winter.

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Shinyt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good basic pub grub. Really well set up despite the current climate - thank you.

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LucindaP
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really loved our evening here. The atmosphere was nice and calm. Loved the lighting so it was cosy. Food was fantastic and value for money. All covid regulations you could not fault and definitely be back!

SM
SilasM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Best pub in town!!

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SteveN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch with family. Limited menu but understandable in the circumstances. £6 for a roll, crisps, salad and a drink. Good value.
Staff very polite and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always! Thank you!

RJ
RichardJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good COVID safe setup for outdoor dining. Efficient service very good value food and the usual excellent beers

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great outside area to enjoy a wide selection of beers. Was a chilly night and the heaters weren't that effective, so wrap up warm if you are heading here in winter. Good food that meats the "substantial meal" guidelines without breaking the bank.

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Simon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a very chilled atmosphere. The Sunday lunch was awesome.

FAQs

Sandford Park Ale House is rated 4.7 stars by 156 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.