Sandford Park Alehouse
“Town centre pub with over a hundred beers on offer”
The large garden of this handsome Grade II listed pub backs on to Sandford Park with its landscaped gardens and lido, which makes it ideal for visitors to Cheltenham town centre. A pub that takes its beers very seriously, there are 10 hand pumps and 16 taps set aside for ale, not to mention around 100 bottled beers. The beer theme continues with the food, which might include Flemish stew of beef shin, slowly cooked in Belgian brown ale; or haddock fried in Belgian beer batter. Other choices include curry of the day; local sausages and mash; liver and bacon; and Japanese dumplings.
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Closed: false
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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