User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Beer of the Week (w/e 13th October 2019) with Spinko on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Spectre
Image posted by Helen Iwanczuk
Submitted on Thursday, 13th December 2018
With picture contributions to 813 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (9 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Spectre, Cheltenham Central, Cheltenham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
72-75 High Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1DU
Phone: 01242257394
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Spectre (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


hondo . left this review about The Spectre

As described below it has a spoons vibe but with added sport/music. 6 real ales.

On 14th March 2017 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2601 recommendations about 2545 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Oggwyn Great left this review about The Spectre

This place is a bit of a JDW clone only with lots of TVs showing sport , not the friendliest of places , sweary lads by the bar , a couple of 50 something blokes trying to drink themselves into oblivion and even a bloke fast asleep .
8 Handpulls , 4 given over to cider , four ales on Hobgoblin Gold , Blindside , the pubs own badge Spectre and a just OK Bath Gem .
I wont bother again

On 17th October 2015 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 772 recommendations about 662 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Steve of N21 left this review about The Spectre

No offence to Helen, but if the Spectre is sophistication, the former Hogs Head incarnation must have been really dire.
The Spectre is a Stonegate owned venue. You know those lovely people that inflict Yates, Slug and Lettuce and the god awful Scream venues upon us.
To be fair the décor is OK, being plain wood flooring throughout , wooden tables and chairs, and the odd alcove areas with leather cushioned seating. Then there are large screens throughout primarily for showing Sky Sports and a pool table in the area at the back.
And actually the drinks choice is OK as well and there is a decent real ale offering on the bar with two banks of four handpumps. GK IPA and Hobgoblin were doubled up but the other four were regional brewery ales and these included Box Steam Brewery Funnel Blower and Bath Ales Barnsley, both of which were well kept.
But the cheap plastic food menus festooned around the tables and the cheap drink offers abound and give this place more of a Wetherspoons vibe rather than a Sophisticated bar vibe and I thought it was a Wetherspoons when I first entered.
Anyway it was certainly pulling in the crowds on the sunny bank holiday afternoon when the front windows of the pub open out onto the street and the small sectioned off area on the pedestrianized High Street pavement. But for me this place, the Smith and Jones Old Restoration next door and the close by ‘Spoons were all too samey and after one visit , there was no inclination to return to any of them.

On 17th May 2013 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1622 pubs]


View more reviews of The Spectre (4)
External web links for The Spectre

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Cheltenham Spa, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 9.09 miles, 2 hr 55 min walk (show)
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, 9.18 miles, 2 hr 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Spectre, Cheltenham
13th Dec 2018, 21:31
Picture submitted by Helen Iwanczuk approved
 
13th Dec 2018, 20:51
Picture submitted by Helen Iwanczuk

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - small pavement area - last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 6pm - last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed - last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed