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The Cheese Rollers, Cheltenham

Shurdington Road
Shurdington
Postal town: Cheltenham
GL51 4XJ
Phone: 01242862072
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Cheese Rollers

Named after the world famous cheese rolling event at nearby Cooper’s Hill, this is a traditional looking pub on the main road through this village just outside Cheltenham, and includes a pleasant beer garden at the back as well as a car park.

Internally it came as something as a shock, as the style was very contemporary and not at all in keeping with the outside of the pub. It’s all one open plan room, although divided in to a couple of different areas in an L-shape configuration, with a raised seating area in the corner. There were some attractive flagstone style tiles on the floor, but other than that everything was very monotone with grey wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and either grey or white paintwork elsewhere. There was little else of any note other than some artistic metal models of bicycles and motorbikes on the walls. A TV screen was at the far end showing a nature documentary. Seating was a mixture of stools at the bar counter, upright leather style chairs at the back and in the raised seating area, with regular tables and chairs elsewhere.

A quick glance at the menu showed a decent enough selection of pub grub dishes such as fish & chips, sausage & mash, hunter’s chicken, ham egg & chips and so on, as well as a number of burgers and steaks. These were mostly priced around the £9 - £10 mark, and there was also a small specials board behind the bar.

Beers on tap were Ubu Purity, Doom Bar and Otter Ale. Ciders on tap were Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Haze, although they also had several more in boxes behind the bar and these included Old Rosie, Rosie’s Pig, Celtic Tiger, Cheddar Valley and Stan’s Big Apple. Overall this was a decent enough pub and there was certainly a friendly welcome, but I really felt that the contemporary styling jarred somewhat and felt it was a shame that they had removed whatever character the pub must have had previously.

On 22nd August 2018 - rating: 6
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Komakino . left this review about The Cheese Rollers

A food-oriented pub about a third of a mile up from The Bell. Looks good from the outside - the back garden gives a glimpsed view of the Leckhampton hills. Inside a little too bright and clinical - flagstone floor and Farrow & Ball shades of white, light blue and blue which give a semi-Chef & Brewer look to the decor. Sharp's Doom Bar, Otter Ale and Butcombe Bitter on with a fourth stump unclipped (the Butcombe was £1.95 for a half and OK). Potential to be a bit better, but being a roadside pub, they've gone down the food road and the result is a little soulless. Varied hit-and-miss 80s muzak during my stay.

On 13th April 2018 - rating: 4
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Peter Jillings left this review about The Cheese Rollers

A most excellent pub, with interesting menu. Two well kept real ales at the moment. Car Park can be found at the rear of the pub.

On 3rd May 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Cheltenham Spa, 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 6.91 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
Stroud (Glos), 10.68 miles, 3 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cheese Rollers, Shurdington
22nd Aug 2018, 09:07
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13th Apr 2018, 22:12
Review submitted by Komakino .

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 May 2013 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes - Potentially only on special occasions - last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 May 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed - last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes - Free pub wifi from Arqiva - last updated 28 January 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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