The Vine looks elegantly old-fashioned from the outside but gives few hints of what is available within. The long narrow bar and dining room is furnished in a characterful way with well used timber tables and chairs that seem to have come from a place of worship, as they have slotted shelves at the back for prayer books. However the only thing you are likely to worship at The Vine is the food and drink.
We received a friendly welcome and I found the real ale well-kept and refreshing. Further delight comes with the menu. They have a Thai chef and the hardest part of the evening is deciding which of the various temptations to order.
The first course came with an artistic flower, fashioned from a piece of carrot and mounted on mint leaves. It was delicious, as was the curry that followed it and the self-indulgent pudding to finish. The person who served us was smiling and friendly.
The food made us feel as if we had been transported from routine Cheltenham and had had a genuinely exotic experience. We look forward to going there again.
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