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The Beehive Inn, Cheltenham - pub details

Address: 1-3, Montpellier Villas, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2XE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31844) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Cheltenham Spa (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Finding myself alone and temporarily free (for reasons, dear reader, which need not detain us) I decided to do a surveillance pass on the Beehive.

Well, it has much to recommend it. It is a period building among the more compact Georgian terraces behind the grander splendour of this lovely town. Its multi-roomed but basic interior retains plenty of historic character. It featured about six ales when I called, and offered display jars and tasters. The menu sported hearty traditional fare, such as Tom's this, Brian's that and Belinda's the other. The appetising smell of baking pies was apparent from fifty paces as I approached the pub too.

However, there were some spoilers. There was a detectable canine odour, and worse still, a doggy bowl by the fireplace. Well-controlled and presentable dogs are to be tolerated in some (but not all) pubs, but absolutely never to be encouraged, especially in ones which also purport to be eateries. Among the newspapers on offer (I am being generous) the only national one was the Daily Mail. (I think that that deserves a two-point mark down alone). Worse still though, was that on this cold March day the stove was unlit, and instead contained two flickering night-lights A group of middle-aged men sat, like me, wearing their coats and jackets. When a customer remarked how cold it was he was blustered with a counter that it was "Spring now" and "Tee-shirts and shorts weather".

So six-out-of-ten, for a pub which could so easily have scored very highly.


eddybeer - 2 Mar 2017 17:33
I liked this pub, not so sure now. Bar staff appeared a bit sniffy and locals first seemed to be the order of the day. My colleague and i both ordered pies, mine was fine but the other one was cold and was returned and replaced without question.
I had to ask to get the beers topped up, served well short. got to mark it down.
rpf1955 - 15 Dec 2016 15:17
My pub of the night - taken in with four others out the GBG.

Exceptional Timothy Taylor Landlord.

Lovely pub.

Photos at my blog - http://bit.ly/2d1vJ0u
Mappiman - 25 Sep 2016 19:20
Back here again, really nice back street corner pub good food and beer. Exmoor Fox and Moles Auld Lang Syne were good. Pity the logs for the fire were damp, it was just about alight.
rpf1955 - 14 Jan 2016 17:47
Back street corner pub. Wooden floors and furniture, small garden at rear and front garden/patio not to be used after 9:30. Bath Ales Gem £3.30. Must be nice in winter when the large fire is roaring. Bar food was ok
rpf1955 - 15 Jul 2013 17:17

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