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The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon), Cheltenham

Pub added by hondo .
15-21 Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JL
Phone: 01242240940

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J D Wetherspoon

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Brainy Pool left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

i’m no great fan of Tim Martin and Spoons but at least they are reliably open and reliably without awkward table service and bookings systems, some much needed normality in these odd times. Decent local ale, sensible bar service system, the question is why are some other pubs so intent on over complicating this process? The usual Spoons characters were in here, and the layout standard but with extra partitions up between tables.

On 7th August 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

You enter the pub on the left hand side through a set of double doors into a front lounge area, which was wallpapered. The bar was dark oak with a granite top and ran along the middle of the pub, on the left hand side. Along past the bar area, there is a raised seating area, with a fairly drab looking feature wallpapered wall, which was a brown striped paper. The main highlight on our visit was the mirrored stairwell, which lead up to the first floor, which contained some decent sections of seating areas. The upstairs section with a balcony was a lot more elaborate in décor compared to the downstairs, especially with the collection of various sized gilt framed mirrors dotted around the walls and carpeted throughout. There was also a further bar up here, but unfortunately it was back downstairs if you wanted cask ale.
Two banks of six pumps on our visit, which were predominantly from Salopian on this visit, so we settled with Salopian Lemon Dream.

On 2nd March 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

2 floor spoons with quite a plain interior.

On 13th March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

I made the schoolboy error of coming to Cheltenham without checking if there was racing on so as well as the normal Saturday shoppers and others there was a fair contingent of inbred horsey types. As it has been converted into two floors (I didn't look upstairs) there is little evidence inside of it having been a bank.
The downstairs bar has a set of three hand pumps and a set of six. The three had the JDW Trio Of Doom and the six one unused and five festival ales. I went for the Arundel Coffee Milk Stout (£2.35 festival price) which was in good nick.
I would have appreciated this one more on a quieter day but it looked like it's probably OK.

On 25th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

Fairly standard JDW with a Mezzanine floor , usual mix of spoons customers , decent selection of local ales , Cheltenham Premium SPA , North Cotswold Hung Drawn and Portered and Prescot Chequered flag all in good nick , service was pretty good as well .

On 17th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

Converted from two adjoining buildings, this 'spoons features a large, dark main bar with six handpumps. There is also a mezzanine and a small first-floor bar to the side with some window tables with three more taps. Reasonable selection of real ales, including the Cheltenham SPA Porter (keenly priced at £2.20).

On 13th September 2014 - rating: 6
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Peter Jillings left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

An imaginative approach to the selection of real ales, makes this an attractive wetherspoons.

On 23rd February 2014 - rating: 8
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Helen Iwanczuk left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

Before this establishment was converted into one unit, one half was a fabric shop called Watsons (and at some point, Brentfords). The other half was Cafe Uno. The photo was taken in April 1999.

On 31st May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

A large Wetherspoons over two floors in what used to be a Bank. But this was not a Wetherspoons conversion as it was a pub / nightclub called the Toad at the Olde Bank before that shut in 2005 to become another night club called Quo Pasa until finally Wetherspoons took it over in 2009 and done it up with the interior it has today.
Decent enough upstairs and downstairs areas with a décor very similar to several other ‘spoons up and down the land. But the highlight is definitely the large interconnecting mirrored stairwell that connects the two.
Then the lowlight is the location of the toilets in the basement which give you the impression that you’ve gone down and travelled by corridor into the building next door before you actually find them.
The bar on the lower floor supports seven real ale handpumps and Abbot, Ruddles and Purity Mad Goose are the house ales on at all times. The much smaller bar to service the upstairs floor also has these three on hand pump. The other four ales on the main bar are constantly changing but are usually from local smaller breweries. Dockside Dark from the Gloucester Brewery and Hook Norton Hooky were on for my visit on Saturday and Otter Amber had been added for my Bank Holiday Monday evening visit.
A comfortable enough ‘spoons that was more comfortable than the other Tim’s empire outlet and the wannabe ‘spoons offerings at the east end of the High street in my opinion.

On 17th May 2013 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about The Bank House (JD Wetherspoon)

Very large Wetherspoon's that seems to be fairly new and sells a good range of real ales.

On 27th May 2011 - rating: 6
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