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The Beehive

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54 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
In Cheltenham’s well-heeled ‘village’ of Montpellier, a heart-warming city pub for lovers of real ale and great pub food. A regency building with Victorian features, high ceilings, sash windows and a proper ale house feel. A daily changing bar menu provides locally sourced food for a casual dining experience in the bar downstairs, with excellent Beer Battered Cod and Chips and Gourmet Burgers. Upstairs, known as ‘Cheltenham’s Best Kept Secret’ with its twenty foot ceiling, cast iron chandelier and minstrel gallery. Book a table, order a Timothy Taylor ‘Landlord’ and get chatting to the friendly bar staff who can tell you a lot about the place. Ensure to book a table for the ever so popular Sunday Roasts, serving 12pm – 6pm, or until we sell out.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food , good service and at a reasonable price.

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MelanieT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good. I had the pie which was great, but my partners Cajun chicken was only a small portion of chicken.
Unfortunately the waiter forgot to put in our order, so after 50 mins of waiting patiently, we asked where the food was and he confirmed he forgot to put it in.

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mrsbear
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately the food was less than average and overpriced, bar staff really friendly but took a while to get in a first drink order and people who came in after us were served before.
Understand we are still adjusting to new ways of working but other pubs are doing it better.

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AndrewH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub didnt eat but had a lovely pint which was a great temperature well poured and clearly a pub that knows how to look after and treat beer. Fantastic ambience and friedly welcmoing and superbly accomodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I asked for a table in Cheltenham and it booked me somewhere else

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JulieO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Amazing atmosphere and service!! I’ve already booked to wine and dine again!!

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a booking online in advance for 16:30 on Sunday and we arrived at 16:35. Bearing in my we had traveled from Blackpool we had made pretty good time. I dropped off my mom and my husband first, as my mom was anxious about being late and it's a difficult time for her, while I parked the car. They were seated by a waitress, she didn't mention that the kitchen would be closing, instead she gave them the menus. At 1645 I came back in to explain that I was struggling to park the car but chose my food and left to try again. After I left, my husband went to the bar to order the food. Halfway through the order the waitress went to speak to the kitchen about whether the pork was available or not. The waitress never returned. Instead a man came out and said the kitchen was closed because we were 15 minutes late. It was only just after 1645 at that time! The man went back to ask again and returned 10 mins later to say that the kitchen had no food and it was closed. It was really disappointing as my mom and I had been before and really enjoyed it. I don't usually book but I did on this occasion so my mom wouldn't be stressed. It was so frustrating when I returned to hear that we were being refused service. I am 5 months pregnant and I was really hungry. Not to mention stressed about trying to park etc.

It was really disappointing, frustrating and stressful. I was shocked how un-accomodating, unprofessional and unprepared the kitchen was.

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shzl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Friendly staff Great start to the weekend in Cheltenham

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IanJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not as good as usual. Staff seemed to be distracted.
We were in upstairs room as there was a noisy party with children.

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Ruth
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but luke warm, veg disappointing
Service really slow, too expensive for what we had .
Very noisy in there
Wont be returning

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andy
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beehive is a good pub in Cheltenham. Sunday lunch is full of flavour and a reasonable portion size. Staff are efficient and sympathetic to requests. Good place.

The Beehive
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for such a kind and detailed review. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Beehive and we hope to see you again soon ! Kind Regards, John The Beehive

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RachaelC
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was cold didn’t like being told food wasn’t cold

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chelso6
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always amazing food for Sunday Brunch. Really good portions and a really good atmosphere.
Bit overpriced if you having 2 or 3 courses.

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JamesW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

considering how busy it was and hardly anyone else was actually eating, it went very well

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RachaelC
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Beef was fatty

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TomS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've been a few times now and the food is great. The only thing that disappointed us the last time was that they didn't have the vegetarian roast dinner on the menu.

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KevinR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Difficult to get served as so many sitting at bar, and too few staff to cover the bar and food. Food was poor - buns were burned and chicken and beef burgers dry and tasteless. Noise level off the scale. We have eaten here before and it was better (6mo the ago). Was offered free drinks next time in but two things - we live 300miles away, and (please!!!) would much prefer that you care enough to get these fundamental service levels right first time. A good locals pub - maybe getting complacent. Couldn’t honestly recommend - but they are probably unbothered by that - which is probably the issue.

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HeidiF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the roast dinner. Lots of vegetables but would have liked more than 2 small roast potatoes each
Service was outstanding and very very friendly

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JeremyW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived half an hour early for lunch and we were seated alone, but the room soon filled up. It was clear why. They served an excellent Sunday lunch and plenty of it. Excellent service too from Molly who was very efficient and at least knew what beers they had (nice Rucking Mole ale too). Next time in Cheltenham would definitely go again.

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reochan
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very friendly staff , and look after us.
but very loud. food is not so special.
very good for dinking .

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was efficient and the roast was just excellent. Definitely recommend and definitely will return.

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chelso6
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Best Sticky Tuffy Pudding in whole Cheltenham, plus the rest of the Sunday Roast was also really good.

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RhianP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect pub to meet up with friends and have food, with a good selection of drinks. Definitely going here again!

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ChristopherL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very friendly accommodating staff

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CalGloucestershire
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LovelySunday Lunch. Accommodated change in number of diners at the last minute. Good atmosphere and excellent beer and wine. Would highly recommend

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CharlotteM
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, well cooked for a decent price. Dogs made welcome too.

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TonyB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and a lovely welcome. Sat at table in bar so a tad noisy . The food was delicious served hot on hot plates . Portion sizes are large.

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rebeccap
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and I love that you can start out by drinking an ale in the front yard - then come inside for a tasty meal and then end the night in the beer garden in the back.

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DavidD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very busy during the Jazz Festival but our server was not fazed. He was very pleasant and efficient. The food was good quality and good value for money.

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TimothyH
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service , food and great value for money

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SueD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I belong to not only the Wi but other groups and I would recommend the Beehive as an excelent place to eat

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AliceH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Sunday lunch with a couple of friends and their new baby - we had a lovely time and the staff were so patient with the little one who was being quite fussy and loud throughout the meal (I think it helped we were next to a large table who also had a few smaller children!). The food was tasty as ever and our friends were thoroughly impressed.

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MrsF
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were accomadated really well with a couple of requests we had, service really good and food lovely. The only downside was the veg served all mixed together, but they arranged separate portion for the fussy members of the party. Would definitely return

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vipCaroline
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Despite being the last night of Gold Cup week 9when I'm sure the staff would have been worn out) our Meal was delicious

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MichelleC
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch and great can take the dog.

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Cheltonian
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Sweet potato wellington was delicious. Side plate of vegetables was too small for all 4 of us to share and they were cold and over cooked.
Table service was poor, were shown to our reserved table, given menus and abandoned. Eventually gave up and had to seek assistance from the bar staff.
Other tables around that ordered food after us got their food first. Messed up someone’s order by forgetting about their starters, just gave them their main and were told they’d have to eat their starters afterwards.
Bar had run out of our preferred bitter.
Table hadn’t been cleaned, still had confetti on it from a party the night before

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TorbenH
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Note sure what to expect but walked into a vibrant 'local' with all the buzz that is so often missing. Asked to be moved our of a quiet and empty room into the main bar - not a problem. Looked after excellently all night and even though we were the only ones eating the food was fantastic; good hearty pub-grub without the gastro excesses. Great beer, recommend the All Black.

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DaveT
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent value. Staff very friendly and helpful. Parking very difficult.

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Cymrujohn
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For A quiet family lunch this was just right. Parking is challenging. Range of beers good and large food portions

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Hannah
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely Sunday pub lunch with my partner. Great atmosphere, prompt service (albeit the table wasn’t ready for half an hour but that was due to other customers overrunning their slot), and tasty food. The beer could be more varied, but a few were off tap. It was very close to town and the bus service, so we were able to both enjoy a pint without worrying about getting home. Am booking again for a few weeks time to bring my dog so will definitely be back!

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The Beehive is rated 4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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