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Sandford Park Alehouse

20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ, England
+44 1242 574517
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Good ale house

Visited here before so decided to go again. Very popular, so popular we had a problem finding a... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
palane52
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Great pub, great beer, great beer garden

Great pub with friendly staff who look after their beers well. Always a decent rotation of beers on... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
James K
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20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ, England
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Visited here before so decided to go again. Very popular, so popular we had a problem finding a seat. They had the upstairs open last time we visited, but it wasn't open this time so quite full downstairs. The ales were good so well worth...More

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Grant C, General Manager at Sandford Park Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Sorry you had a problem finding a seat. The upstairs should have been opened if the staff knew that more seating was required. If it ever happens again please ask!

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Great pub with friendly staff who look after their beers well. Always a decent rotation of beers on with a few core ones always on. As a plus not a traditional sports pub they are so show the six nations on the two TVs upstairs...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

No craft ale .. not sure what the last reviewer meant but yes, 16 keg lines behind the bar with around 10 hand pumps. Great collection.of ales. Loved the cosy front room with the fire !

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Grant C, General Manager at Sandford Park Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Glad you enjoyed it! and well spotted!

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Really nice ale house run by pleasant people. If you like real ale served very well then this is a great place to go. Personally, I feel they are so close to embracing the craft beer revolution that it's a shame they don't go the...More

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Grant C, General Manager at Sandford Park Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

I presume you missed the 16 keg taps at the back of the bar. Of these 16 there's always a Deya beer on, usually Steady Rolling Man. Purity Longhorn is a fixture, Timmermans Kriek, often craft keg from Arbor, Bristol Beer Factory, Siren ... Bring...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Always a good time here. Late Saturday was a little quiet but the beer choice and service was top quality as usual

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Grant C, General Manager at Sandford Park Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Yes, its not the busiest time of the year but thanks for your support!

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Really good selection of beers and food to match. Pleasant surroundings however we were really surprised that they allow e- cigarettes to be used in doors and this was off putting for us especially as we were eating. Shame as it took the gloss off...More

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Grant C, General Manager at Sandford Park Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

We do allow e-cigarettes and were not aware that the policy has been unwelcome in some quarters. Thank you for letting us know your feelings on the issue. We will continue to keep the matter under review. Usually there are very few or nil vapers...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Go once a week, first time we ordered food - rather than just a roll (which are also good) - Well worth the money, well cooked and simply presented. Delicious and filling. Had to swap to shorts and leave earlier than normal as we were...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Visited here a couple of nights on the run, a Sunday and Monday. It was very hot on the Sunday so nice to have a pleasant through breeze from the garden to the front door. There was a huge selection of beers displayed. Around eight...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Of the town centre pubs, this is by a country mile the best. Grant and his team know everything there is the know about beer and with the ethos of selling the best product at the best price you can buy great beer confident you...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Great pub as witnessed by being CAMRA pub of the year in Cheltenham it has brilliant real ales, very different Belgian beer and does good pub grub all together well worth a visit.

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Doug W
August 25, 2017|
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No. 5-10 minutes.
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When are you thinking of visiting? Menu is due to change
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Barry T
October 30, 2016|
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Response from mixedmasalas | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Barry. Yes, there's a wide range of lagers, ciders and bottled beers of all sorts alongside the seven or eight real ales they usually have on hand pump. There is also food available - rolls and a soup of the day... More
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