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The Old Courthouse, Cheltenham Central, Cheltenham

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
County Court Road
Cheltenham
GL50 1ND
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Old Courthouse

A relatively recent opening in a good sized corner plot just off of Cheltenham’s High Street, it’s an imposing, stone built building and was presumably an old court house at one time, but has more recently been a branch of Jamie’s Italian.

Internally it’s one large, open-plan room with high ceilings and quite an elegant feel. Flooring is predominantly parquet wood with a number of rugs covering this, and some colourful mosaic tiling by the bar. Natural wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls, with pale blue plasterwork above. A large fitted book case covered most of one wall, with a small tiled fireplace at the base of it, although it’s a shame that even during the current cold spell, all it contained was an unlit church candle. A bit of a missed opportunity there. The walls were liberally plastered with an assortment of old drawings and photographs, some of the town, others portraits, and of course some of the nearby racecourse. Large windows let in plenty of natural light, and these were adorned with drapes. Seating along this front wall was fitted button back benches, with regular tables and chairs elsewhere.

Beers on tap were Milestone Honey Porter, Digital Reboot, Bespoke Golden Rule and Prescott Grand Prix. A further pump for St. Austell’s B&P appeared to have run out. Ciders meanwhile were Aspall’s Suffolk and Dunkerton’s Organic, whilst the Lilley’s Rhubarb had also run out. Overall, this didn’t quite do it for me, although it’s difficult to pin down exactly why. They’ve clearly done a decent refurbishment job and made an effort with the beer selection. Perhaps it all just felt a bit too much like an elegant hotel instead of a proper pub.

On 31st January 2019 - rating: 6
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Old Courthouse

Former Jamie's Italian restaurant opening as a Brunning and Price establishment.

On 8th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Cheltenham Spa, 1.27 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 8.93 miles, 2 hr 52 min walk (show)
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, 9.23 miles, 2 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Courthouse, Cheltenham
31st Jan 2019, 15:26
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
18th Feb 2018, 13:13
Picture submitted by Helen Iwanczuk approved

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