The Beehive

4.0
27 reviews
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great Beer
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, minstrel gallery and ever tempting wine wall available for occasional evening dining and private function hire for up to 60 guests. Pick a stool at the bar, 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 – 3pm.
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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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TH
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service , food and great value for money

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SD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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TD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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C
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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MC
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch and great can take the dog.

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C
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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TH
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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DT
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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C
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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H
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere for the rugby. Superb venison stew and the pies are excellent too. Great beer. Lovely staff.

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G
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience. Excellent food and service.

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LG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday lunch with very friendly staff. The setting and location was perfect.

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p
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

overcharged only by £2 so let it go as I would have given more as a tip

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c
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Sunday roast in cosy surroundings. Would definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for a casual place to dine in the smarter end of Cheltenham.

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SH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked online for a family get together and was left a voicemail 2 hours before we were due for pur booking to say they had double booked and wouldn't be able to acccommodate us. There was no offer for an alternative time or arrangement and we had to find somewhere on a busy Saturday evening in Cheltenham, which was difficult.

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F
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch, opted for 2 courses & both courses were freshly cooked & tasty.Lovely big wedges of lamb with plenty of freahly cooked vibrant vegetables with perfect roasters & veggies. We prefer a late Sunday lunch (2.30 - 3) and are usually disappointed as the roasters & yorkies end up dried out & inedible, but not at the Beehive. Delish! . Highly recommended

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JH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good honest local with great food and beer. Doesn’t try to be flash. Decent value.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Seating is problematic. Made a booking and was seated at someone else’s table so we were asked to move near the end of our meal. Having previously not found a seat we tried using open table but if our reservation isn’t honored we aren’t planning to go back.
Food and drinks are decent.

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A super Sunday lunch, with fab roasties and veg- not quite 5 stars this time as the beef was a little chewy.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Awesome atmosphere

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RS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not the best of welcomes received notice we would be seated upstairs followed signs for restaurant upstairs were stopped by a man asking where do we think we were going as if we were trying to rob the place! Explained we had a booking and were eventually led upstairs to be seated. After this unfortunate start ambience was good nice spacious room and food service and wine all good.

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N
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Had been told there was an event on so had bar seating. Very grotty, service was ok. Food not that amazing compared with other local independent restaurants. Mushroom burger made a member feel sick . Overall disappointing experience for what was meant to be a special retirement meal!!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday Lunch, and very accommodating staff.

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