Cheltenham Town Club Profile
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Cheltenham Town : Club Background

Cheltenham Town can trace their history back to 1892 when in their first recorded match, the Rubies, as they were known in those days, lost a friendly to a school side. It didn't get much better than that for a long while with the club competing in local leagues until 1932 when at last they decided to take themselves seriously; firstly by moving into their current home at Whaddon Road, secondly by turning semi-pro and joining the Birmingham Senior League, and thirdly by acquiring a new nickname: The Robins. A year later and Cheltenham became giant-killers when they beat Carlisle United in the FA Cup - strangely enough the only time in their entire non-league history they ever beat a Football League side in the FA Cup.

Stagecoach West Stand
The Stagecoach West - Main - Stand. Mainly seating, holding 1,068, but with standing areas down at the front known as
The Paddock and Tunnel enclosures which hold another 1,074.
Photo 2003-04 Ciderspace

In 1935 the club joined the Southern League, where they were to remain for the next 50 years. For the vast majority of that time Cheltenham were - let's be honest - stunningly mediocre, good spells (as in the 50's) being followed by relegation before bouncing back up to the Premier League again. The Robins were at a low ebb when the Conference (or the Alliance Premier as it was known then) was formed in 1979, languishing two divisions below in the Midland Division of the Southern League. Their fortunes began to improve when the Midland Division was won in 82-83, the first championship title win of any note by the club, and two years later the Southern League Premier Division title came to Whaddon Road for the first time, along with Conference football.

Wymans Road Stand, a.k.a The Colin Farmer Stand
The Colin Farmer Stand with 1,885 seats, opened in 2001. Part is given to away fans if needed.

Photo 2003-04 Ciderspace

It was something of a false dawn for the club however, and after seven seasons in non-league football's top flight Cheltenham were relegated back down to the Southern Beazer Homes League, their best finish in those years a miserly 11th. The Beazer Homes League proved more to their liking, the Robins finishing runners-up for three years in a row, just failing to bounce back to the Conference. The 1996-97 season proved to be one of the most important in the club's history: For much of the season the club were competing in the title race with local rivals Gloucester City and Gresley Rovers. Gradually Gresley stretched away from the other two sides into a commanding lead in the title race, but it was always clear that Rovers ground would not be suitable for Conference football and the club finishing 2nd in the league would in fact be promoted. The Robins appointed former player Steve Cotterill as manager halfway through the season after Cotterill had previously been turned down by Yeovil after applying for the manager's job there, and the rest, as they say, was history.

Prestbury Road End
At the Prestbury Road End is the G&G Stand, the home terrace, which holds 1,980 and was covered in 2000.
Photo 2003-04 Ciderspace

It was an inspired appointment. Cotterill took the Robins to second place ahead of what at the time was the bigger club, Gloucester City. Cheltenham were subsequently promoted, and the following season finished second in the Conference, as well as beating Southport 1-0 at Wembley to win the FA Trophy. 1998-99 was to be their last season as a non-league club, the Robins sealing the Conference Championship with a 3-2 win over the Glovers at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham started quietly in Divison Three, their first two seasons yielding decent mid-table finishes but pulling up no trees. It was a case of third time lucky however, Cotterill taking the club to promotion via a 3-1 win over Rushden in the play-offs at the Millennium Stadium in 2002. In a 5 year period Steve Cotterill had transformed Cheltenham and taken them from the Midland Division of the Southern League to Division Two of the Football League, a quite remarkable achievement. By now Cotterill had outgrown the club however and had recognised that he had taken them as far as he was likely to be able to and after the Millennium Stadium triumph he left to take over at First Division Stoke City (not that that lasted), former Kidderminster boss Graham Allner getting the Cheltenham job. Division Two proved a tough nut to crack for the Robins however - especially for a squad consisting of more than a few players who had been with the club in their non-league days. After struggling around the relegation zone for most of the season Allner departed to be replaced by the experienced former WBA, Bristol Rovers, Wales and Cardiff City manager Bobby Gould. Results did improve under Gould, but it was a case of just too little, just too late, and the Robins were relegated back down to Division 3 on goal difference on the final day of the 2002-03 season.
The redeveloped Whaddon Road End for away supporters - an all-seater stand holding 1,100
The redeveloped Whaddon Road End for away supporters - an all-seater stand holding 1,100.

Gould created a tedious team playing dull football and the fans were soon on his back. Oddly though the Board only lost patience hours after one of their better results of the season, a 3-1 victory against er, Yeovil Town at the beginning of October. John Ward took up the reins, and by the time they arrived for the return leg at Huish Park in April they were........a tedious team playing dull football. We subsequently left them behind the following season as Yeovil went up as Champions, but the Robins returned to League One a year later, seeing off a Grimsby side managed by a certain Russell Slade, meaning that there was only a year's gap until rivalries were resumed.

The 2006-07 season saw Cheltenham do what they hadn't managed to do before - stay in League One. A 17th placed finish may be regarded as failure by some clubs, but to Cheltenham it was their finest league achievement, made all the more rosey by the fact that every bookie in the land had them as nailed on relegation favourites (along with some other West Country club!) As things stand, the 2006-07 season represents the club's peak in the pyramid system.

Unfortunately for the Robins, such achievements rarely go unnoticed, and on October 2nd 2007, Cheltenham agreed a severance deal with fellow League One side Carlisle United for John Ward to head up to Cumbria and take charge. Assistant boss Keith Downing took over the job on a caretaker basis and, despite Cheltenham sliding into the relegation zone initially, they seemed content to allow Downing to continue that role on an ongoing basis until eventually giving him the job permanently (a possible misuse of the word). They finally finished 19th. The permanent appointment lasted less than a year as the Robins made a stuttering start to the next campaign. Downing was out and in came Martin Allen.

There could hardly have been a bigger contrast: the quiet and under stated replaced by the flamboyant and in yer face. However what had always looked like it was going to be a difficult season for Cheltenham rapidly turned into a disasterous one. Results got no better, and in fact got worse from the Christmas period with the Robins going sixteen games without a win. Huge numbers of loans came and went with bewildering speed, with little sign of a coherent plan and even less of a settled side, and then the club, which had always liked to give the impression it was as commercially sound and comfortable as the town, smashed into the financial buffers.

Cheltenham were relegated into League Two at the end of the 2008-09 season, with Allen departing partway through the following season, in what was a horrific campaign as they almost dropped straight out of the League, eventually finishing 22nd. Mark Yates had been brought in as a replacement for Allen, and he managed to turn the ship around for a couple of seasons, with Cheltenham reaching the League Two play-offs in 2011-12 and 2012-13, losing out to Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town. In 2014-15 though, the wheels rapidly came off. A mediocre season under Yates the year before saw him lose his job when the same pattern emerged. Paul Buckle came in for a horrendous 13 game spell and when he was ditched, they tried to steady the ship through Russell Milton, their Academy Manager (and now assistant manager) but they still continued their slide towards the trap door.

On March 30th 2015, Cheltenham appointed their fourth manager of a kamikaze 2014-15 season. Gary Johnson needs zero introduction to Glovers fans. Unfortunately for him, by the time he took over, the Robins needed a miracle - they didn't get one and down they went. That could have seen them disappear into obscurity, but as we know Gary is not too bad at getting teams out of the Conference. Cheltenham managed to see off big-spending Forest Green Rovers and take Cheltenham back up as 2015-16 season Champions - the first time in 27 years that a Football League club had won the Conference League directly after being relegated. He is now trying to reestablish Cheltenham as a Football League club, although has found the 2016-17 campaign a hard one, with his side hovering in or just above the relegation zone for much of the season. A 22nd placed finish would be considered success of sorts, but needless to say a relegation back to non-league football so soon after becoming Champions would be catastrophic. These are fine lines for Gary and Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Town : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Cheltenham Town

14/09/1935HomeWSTLW3-1McNeil(2), Parkin
18/01/1936AwaySLCDD5-5Berry(3), McNeil, Holbeach
25/01/1936HomeSLCDW5-1Holbeach(2), Park, Berry(2)
21/03/1936AwaySLWDL1-4Park
14/11/1936HomeFAC4QW3-2Halliday, Attley, Mann
19/12/1936HomeSLW4-1Pritchard(4)
06/03/1937AwayWLD1L0-3
04/09/1937AwaySLD0-0
09/09/1937HomeSLW3-1Halliday, Mann, Attley
17/09/1938AwaySLL1-4Laing
05/11/1938HomeSLW2-0Green, Graham
25/11/1939HomeSLWDW3-2Green, Laing, Graham
30/12/1939AwaySLWDD2-2
10/11/1945HomeSLW3-2Langely, Wyatt, Roy
26/01/1946AwaySLL1-5Mann
05/04/1947AwaySLW4-1Marshall, Mitcheson(2), Gore
12/04/1947HomeSLW4-1Marshall(2), Mitcheson, Gore
01/11/1947AwaySLL2-4Swinfen, Own Goal
20/03/1948HomeSLL1-2Swinfen
02/10/1948AwaySLL0-1
05/03/1949HomeSLW5-2Stock(2), Wright, Bryant, Hamilton
03/12/1949AwaySLW4-3Mansley(2), Hamilton, Foulds
15/04/1950HomeSLL0-1
07/10/1950HomeSLL0-1
11/11/1950HomeFAC4QL2-4Rae(2)
17/03/1951AwaySLD1-1Rae
29/12/1951HomeSLW2-0Mansley, Philips
23/02/1952AwaySLL0-1
15/11/1952AwaySLL2-5Lunn, Machin
31/01/1953HomeSLL2-3Own Goal, Peart
10/10/1953AwaySLD1-1Reid
27/02/1954HomeSLW2-0Ryan, Nagy
04/09/1954HomeSLW4-0Reid(2), Fraser(2)
15/01/1955AwaySLW3-1Ryan, Reid, Fraser
29/10/1955AwaySLL0-1
25/01/1956AwaySLC2D2-2Reid, Fidler
14/02/1956HomeSLC2RW7-3Brown, Edwards, McKay(2), Fidler(2), Easton
10/03/1956HomeSLW1-0Easton
15/09/1956AwaySLW4-2McKay(2), Alexander, Topping
19/01/1957HomeSLL1-2Fidler
28/09/1957AwaySLL3-7Gray, Alexander, Long
08/02/1958HomeSLD2-2Torrance, Gaynor
21/11/1959HomeSLL2-3Harris(2)
09/04/1960AwaySLL0-1
26/12/1960HomeSLW5-3Taylor, Kelly, Paton(2), Albury
28/12/1960AwaySLW1-0Taylor
11/11/1961AwaySLL1-4Foley
31/03/1962HomeSLW1-0Taylor
24/10/1962AwaySLC1L1-2Foley
18/12/1963HomeSLC4W5-0Taylor(3), Foley, Hall
05/12/1964HomeSLD1-1Hirst
17/04/1965AwaySLD2-2Taylor(2)
22/01/1966HomeSLW8-0Hirst(3), Ashe, Foley(2), Taylor, Harding
26/01/1966AwaySLW5-4Hirst(4), Harding
23/03/1966AwayWCFLW4-0Ashe(2), Hirst, Harding
30/03/1966HomeWCCW5-1Harding, Foley(2), Muir, Hirst
15/10/1966AwayFAC4QD3-3Foley, Taylor, Harding
19/10/1966HomeFAC4QRW3-1Rees, Muir, Foley
05/11/1966AwaySLW3-1Taylor(2), Riding
01/04/1967HomeSLD1-1Watts
17/01/1968HomeSLW2-1Taylor, White
10/02/1968AwaySLL2-8Bramley, Vowles
26/12/1968AwaySLW1-0Taylor
19/03/1969HomeSLW4-2Weller(2), Taylor, Plumb
31/08/1977AwaySLD0-0
28/01/1978HomeSLD1-1Clancy
04/11/1978AwayFAC4QW2-11783Leigh, Dominey
22/11/1978HomeSLD0-0
17/02/1979AwaySLD0-0
17/12/1983HomeFAT3QW5-2781Gold, Brown, Doherty(2), Linney
19/10/1988HomeGMVCL1-32403Quinn
18/02/1989AwayGMVCD1-11156Wallace
20/09/1989AwayGMVCL1-21573Carroll
10/02/1990HomeGMVCD1-12321Wallace
27/02/1991HomeGMVCW4-02122Conning 45, Wilson 61, 79, Hirons 90
23/03/1991AwayGMVCL0-11256
09/11/1991HomeGMVCD1-11963Rutter
04/01/1992AwayGMVCD1-1912Wallace
07/10/1997HomeSPLW3-11005Birkby(3)
26/12/1997AwayConfL0-22700
01/01/1998HomeConfW3-13657Chandler, Stott, Pickard
10/10/1998HomeConfD2-22995Stott 40, Patmore 84
22/04/1999AwayConfL2-36150Pickard 2, Patmore 47
16/11/2002HomeFAC1L0-26455
04/10/2003AwayDIV3L1-34960Gall 40
10/04/2004HomeDIV3D0-06613
11/09/2004AwayCCL2D1-13966Way 29
26/12/2004HomeCCL2W4-17320Gall 30, Jevons 44, Davies 80, Terry 86
30/07/2005AwayFrndD1-1946Jevons 26
06/10/2006HomeCCL1L0-16220
10/03/2007AwayCCL1W2-15314Gray 20, 63
06/11/2007AwayCCL1D1-13169Owusu 31
08/03/2008HomeCCL1W2-14588Own Goal 9, Kirk 73
26/12/2008HomeCCL1D1-14989Rodgers 75
13/04/2009AwayCCL1L0-13775
24/09/2016HomeEFL2W4-23448Khan 6, Ward 16, Dolan 45, Eaves 90
18/02/2017AwayEFL2L0-23347
09/09/2017HomeEFL2D0-02732


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Cheltenham Town

HomeAwayOverall
WDLFAWDLFAWDLFA
301110128641115217299412631200163


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Cheltenham Town : Photo Galleries
Photo Galleries for Yeovil vs Cheltenham Town

Date Event Match Report Photo Gallery Total
11/16/2002Yeovil Town vs Cheltenham TownMatch ReportPhoto Gallery12

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Cheltenham Town : Club Statistics

RECENT RESULTS

26/08/2017Exeter CityHomeEFL2L3-43168Dawson 8, 12, Holman 90
02/09/2017Stevenage BoroughHomeEFL2L0-12694
09/09/2017Yeovil TownAwayEFL2D0-02732
12/09/2017Newport CountyAwayEFL2L0-12916
16/09/2017Colchester UnitedHomeEFL2W3-12718Dawson 10, 15, Grimes 57
23/09/2017Accrington StanleyAwayEFL2D1-11321Eisa 37


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total
Kevin Dawson400004
Mohamed Eisa300003
Jamie Grimes100001
Dan Holman100001

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: 3168, vs Exeter City, 26/08/2017
Lowest League Attendance: 2694, vs Stevenage Borough, 02/09/2017
Average League Attendance: 2854

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 1 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 5 Games Without Defeat: 2
Games Without A Home Defeat: 1 Games Without An Away Defeat: 1
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 0
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 3 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence: WLLW
Away Results Sequence: LLDLD Overall Results Sequence: LLDLWD


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Cheltenham Town : Club Information
Address : Whaddon Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 5NA
(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 01242 573558
Fax : 01242 224675
Email: info@ctfc.com
Chairman : Paul Baker
Fixtures Secretary : Paul Godfrey
Ground Safety Officer : Andy Dalgetty
Manager : Gary Johnson

Capacity : 7,107
Seated : 4,053
Terrace : 3,054 (1,980 covered)
Record Attendance : 8,326 (at Whaddon Road) v Reading, FA Cup R1 17/11/1956;
10,389 (at Athletic Ground) v Blackpool, FA Cup R3, 13/01/1934.

Nickname : The Robins
Colours : shirt - red and white trim; shorts - red with white trim; socks - red with white tops
Ticket Prices :
Yeovil Town supporters will be housed in the Hazlewoods Stand, which is the newest part of the ground, and is situated behind the goal, where the old Whaddon Road Terrace used to be. There is provision for up to 1,100 away supporters. Cheltenham have in the past allocated additional blocks in an adjacent side stand, but there is no indication of this being the case on this occasion. Prices for our 2016-17 season fixture are as follows:

Adults: 21.00; Over 65s: 15.00; Aged 18 and Under, Students with NUS Card: 7.00.

There is no price increase for tickets purchased on the day of the game. Admission is available through the turnstiles.

Disabled Info :
Facilities for disabled fans have been been significantly improved and there are now 68 wheelchair bays spread between The Colin Farmer Stand, the Hazlewoods Stand and the Tunnel Enclosure area in front of the Main Stand. All three areas have adapted toilets. Ambulant disabled facilities are also available on request. Contact CTFC on 01242 573558 to book a place.

Ambulant Disabled Tickets are available to anyone on Middle or Higher Rate of Disability allowance with an assistant admitted free of charge.

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Cheltenham Town : Directions To The Ground
General

Cheltenham is one of our more local fixtures, 63 miles from Huish Park.

If you get lost on the way into town, follow signs to town centre. From there, follow signs for Evesham, Broadway or The Racecourse. Then pick up signs to CTFC.



By Road

From M5 South:

Leave M5 at Junction 11.
Third exit at roundabout onto A40 (signposted Cheltenham),
Continue along A40, straight over roundabout (Cheltenham),
At next roundabout, take second exit into Gloucester Road (town centre),
After approx 1 mile, turn left at traffic lights to stay on Gloucester Road (station),
Stay on Gloucester Road, going straight over roundabout (first exit) and straight ahead at next two traffic lights,
At following traffic lights (by Tesco), turn right into High Street (Evesham),
Follow road as it bends left (becoming Poole Way) then right, going through two more traffic lights (Evesham),
Straight ahead at next three traffic lights (now St Margarets Road),
At next traffic lights (Cotswold Inn opposite), turn left into Portland Street (Evesham),
Straight over traffic lights into Evesham Road,
Right at next traffic lights into Wellington Road,
Second exit at roundabout into Prestbury Road,
First right into Whaddon Road.

From M5 North:

Leave M5 at Junction 9,
First exit at roundabout onto A46 (signposted Evesham),
Follow A46 for approx 2 miles, turning right at third traffic lights (Cheltenham),
At T-junction, turn right onto A435 (Cheltenham),
Continue along A435, passing through Bishop's Cleeve and following signs for Cheltenham,
Enter Cheltenham with racecourse on left. Straight over roundabout (third exit) into Evesham Road,
At traffic lights, turn left into Wellington Road,
Second exit at roundabout into Prestbury Road,
First right into Whaddon Road.

From M4 East:

Leave M4 at Junction 15 for Swindon,
Follow A419/A417 until approaching Cheltenham,
At roundabout by Air Balloon pub, take second exit for A436 (signposted Cheltenham East),
Turn left after 100 yards onto B4070 (Leckhampton),
Continue for 2-3 miles. After entering 30 mph zone, turn right into Old Bath Road (Charlton Kings),
Proceed along Old Bath Road, taking first exit at first two roundabouts and second exit at next two roundabouts (signposted Oxford),
Straight over at traffic lights into Hales Road (Broadway),
After approx 0.75 miles, turn left into Whaddon Road,
Continue straight ahead.

From A40 East:

Enter Cheltenham on A40 (London Road),
Straight ahead at first traffic lights (signposted town centre),
At next lights, turn right into Hales Road (Broadway),
After approx 0.75 miles, turn left into Whaddon Road,
Continue straight ahead.

Parking

There is limited matchday parking, but you need to book in advance. Call 01242 573558 (choosing option 1) - it will cost you 5.00 per vehicle. Otherwise it's the town centre car parks at commercial rates or as near as you can get on-street.



By Rail

The stadium is between 2 and 2.5 miles from station.
Buses (Service D) depart from the station entrance to the town centre every 10 minutes (20 minutes in evening). Journey time approximately 10 minutes. The stadium is about another 15 minutes walk north-east on from the town centre, or you can take the Service A bus from the town centre to Whaddon Road.

If you're walking from the station, turn right out of station car park and follow Queens Road for 0.5 miles.
At end of Queens Road, turn left and follow Lansdown Road for 0.25 miles until reaching Montpellier roundabout.
At roundabout, take first exit into Montpellier Walk (later becoming the Promenade) and continue ahead for 0.5 miles.
At end of Promenade, turn right into High Street.
Go along High Street for 100 yards, then turn left into Winchcombe Street (by C&G Building Society).
Continue straight ahead, as Winchcombe Street becomes Prestbury Road.
At roundabout, continue straight over (third exit, still Prestbury Road).
Take first right into Whaddon Road.

By Bus

The 'A' service runs from the town centre along Whaddon Road. The 'N' and 'W' buses go along Prestbury Road.

By Taxi

A selection of Cheltenham taxi companies can be found here.

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Cheltenham Town : Web Resources
Web Sites

Cheltenham Town Mad
What is the point of Footy Mad sites? Does anyone ever visit them? Unmanned by anyone with any emotional connection with the given club, you're getting cut and pasted stuff you can easily read elsewhere. This one is more of the same.


Cheltenham Town Official
PTV site.


Vital Cheltenham Town
Standard Vital franchise site.


Web Message Boards

Robins Nest Forum
Independent message board, registration required to post.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Gloucester Echo
Gloucester Echo under a 'Gloucestershire Live' format. Has its own dedicated Cheltenham Town section.



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Cheltenham Town : Food & Drink
Club Bar :

The Sports Bar is open on matchdays and generally open to away as well as home fans. It has a widescreen TV showing live sport and hot food is served on Saturdays between midday and 2.45 p.m., with light snacks available post-match from 5.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Food inside the ground is the usual burgers, hot dogs, pies and baps. There is no alcohol inside the ground.

Local Pubs :

Odd place Cheltenham (Spa). Parts of it are very VERY posh indeed; other areas pretty grim. Suppose the cleaners and gardeners of the rich folks have to live somewhere. Whaddon Road is in one of the less er, refined areas of town. The pubs tend to reflect their locations. Note the Cat and Fiddle, the Fox and Hounds and the Fiery Angel, which were three of the closest pubs to the stadium, are now closed down. The nearest two pubs are the Sudeley Arms and the Kemble Brewery Inn.

Adam and Eve: Most useful for any fans travelling down the M5 from the North and entering Cheltenham off Junction 10 along the A4019. Small quiet terrace local with a bar and lounge, close by the Tesco store, run by the same landlady for over three decades. Serious skittles venue. Arkell's beers. They say they do 'hot snacks' at weekends but don't expect proper sit-down meals. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During weekdays, they only open at 4.00p.m. - no lunchtime session.
Adam and Eve, 8,Townsend Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9HD. Tel: 01242 690030. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Bank House: Cheltenham now has two Wetherspoon venues. This one is on the north side of the town, and as such is closer to Whaddon Road out of the pair. It's also in the 2016 Good Beer Guide (the other one isn't) which suggests that CAMRA think it's the better of the two. Opening hours from 7.00a.m. until midnight with a one hour extension on Fridays and Saturdays, but clearly don't expect anything other than coffee and breakfasts for the earlier hours!
Bank House, 1521 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JL. Tel: 01242-240940. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Hewlett Arms: One of the better pubs within a lengthy but easy stroll of the ground. Close to the racecourse it is popular, and can get very busy. Food is available lunchtimes and evenings, and on busy days there can be a long wait if you haven't booked. Regular beers are Butcombe Best, Purity Pure Gold and Ramsbury Same Again. There is a small car park and a large garden and patio. Open 11.30a.m. until 11.30p.m.
Hewlett Arms, Harp Hill, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6QG. Tel: 01242 228600. Fax: 01242 527240. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Jessop House: On the East side of the town centre, just south of the High Street. This is a Wild Beer tap house, which also includes some lagers that are a bit of a world away from Carling's fizz - expect them to nip your taste buds. They also serve food of a very gastropub/restaurant style - a bit more pricey as a result. Opening hours are noon until 11.00p.m. with an hour extension for Fridays and Saturdays whilst on Sundays they close early at 7.00p.m.
Jessop House, 30 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JX. Tel: 01242 534000. Email: jessophouse@wildbeerco.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Jolly Brewmaster: This is the best pub to go to if you like real cider. The big snag is that it is on the south side of the town centre, which means that it's approaching three miles from the ground. They do seven real ales and six real ciders. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m. for Friday and Saturday. They open at 2.30p.m. on weekdays, and close half an hour early on a Sunday.
Jolly Brewmaster, 39 Painswick Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2EZ. Tel: 01242 772261. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Cracking little back street pub
Cracking little back street pub
© Hugh Gleave
Kemble Brewery Inn: Relatively close to the ground (five minutes or so), but in the back streets between Whaddon Road and the town centre, and hard to locate through paths and twisting streets. Small single room pub with open fire. You can expect a lot of home fans inside, and on warmer days outside. They're friendly though - or was it that upon our entrance to the venue we started slating Hereford, which brought smiles to everyone's faces? They serve Bath Ales Gem and Wye Valley Butty Bach along with four changing ales. They've changed hands in 2016, but appear to still do lunchtime and evening food - if you can get a table to eat it at. Opening hours are 11.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. with an hour extension on Friday and Saturday, but opening an hour later on a Sunday.
Kemble Brewery Inn, 27, Fairview Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2JF. Tel: 01242 243446. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Cheltenham's J.D. Wetherspoon
Cheltenham's J.D. Wetherspoon
© Hugh Gleave
Moon Under Water: As the name suggests, a Cheltenham Wetherspoon and one of two in the town. Fairly typical of the genre - a large pub in the town centre, fifty yards off the pedestrianised area of the High Street. One slightly unusual aspect is that it looks to be a purpose built pub rather than the conversion of an older building one gets used to with the Wetherspoon chain. A more interesting range of guests when we visited than one often finds too. Opening is Sunday to Thursday 8.00a.m. midnight, Friday and Saturday 8.00a.m. 1.00a.m. but expect the first few hours to be for coffee and breakfasts only.
Moon Under Water, 16-28, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HA. Tel: 01242 583945. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Sanford Park Alehouse: This is the CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2015 - not bad when it only opened in its current guise in 2013. Situated at the east end of the High Street, this spacious pub serves ten real ales sourced from Microbreweries that rotate regularly. They also do a real cider, plus 16 different lagers. They have BT Sport matches shown in the first floor room. They also do food and bar snacks, except on Mondays. Opening hours are from midday until midnight, except on Sunday and Monday when they close an hour earlier.
Sanford Park Alehouse, 20 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1DZ. Tel: 01242-574517. Email: spalehouse@gmail.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Sudeley Arms
Sudeley Arms
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Sudeley Arms: Along the Prestbury Road towards town from the stadium. Less than ten minutes walk from the ground. This used to be one of the best pubs in the area, but the rise of other new pubs, combined with the Sudeley's move towards mainstream ales - Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute and one guest - has made it less compulsive, although as one of the nearest pubs to the ground it's still worthy. They have started doing food there, but we're not sure what that entails. There is a Fish & Chip shop adjacent which has been excellent - huge portions and good value for money. No problem with children before or after the game, and welcomes football fans, home and away. Opening hours are noon until midnight but with an hour extension on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sudeley Arms, 25, Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2PN. Tel: 01242 510697. Map: Click Here.

Town centre outlet
Town centre outlet
© Hugh Gleave
Tailors: Just off the High Street and very popular for lunchtime food, particularly if the weather is suitable for the large alfresco dining area. Wadworth owned, it stocks their ales and a guest or two. Has a wide range foreign beers and wines as well. Inside are two large bars and a host of screens showing sports. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 11.00 a.m - 11.00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 midnight, Sunday 12.00 noon - 10.30 p.m.
Tailors, 4, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JS. Tel: 01242 255453. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

The Beehive: South side of the town centre and so slightly out of your way, considering the ground is on the north-east side. However, it's worthy as they cover local brewers Cotswold Lion and Prescott Brewery. They also specialise in real cider, covering Westons at Much Marcle in Hereford, Aspalls from Suffolk and Cornish Rattler from errr Cornwall. There's also around six other guest ales. They do food, which is at the sort of gastropub end of the market, in terms of options and prices. Opening hours are noon until 11.30p.m. with an hour extension on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Beehive, 1-3 Montpellier Villas, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2XE. Tel: 01242 702270. Email: info@thebeehivemontpellier.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.


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Cheltenham Town : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

For a small town near Gloucester, the citizens of Cheltenham have a high opinion of themselves - they claim the title of the town with the highest average IQ in the UK, mainly because of the presence of a couple of posh public schools and GCHQ, the government intelligence-gathering agency. But there again, Cheltenham is also the town that produced Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. Hmmmm....

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]
Whaddon Road End
Completely redeveloped in 2005. This half of the away end has gone........
Photo 2003-04 Ciderspace

Whaddon Road End
.........as has this half. Replaced by an all-seater stand.
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