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John Gordons

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Wine Bar, British
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11 Montpellier Arcade | Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SU, England
+44 1242 245985
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complain about the poor attitude of the staff and 20 minutes later the door staff man handle you out of the bar. Not a place that does customer service I guess. Avoid it there are far better places near by that will appreciate you money

Thank Charles_Glos
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have expected to be able to order my favourite gin, alas not available, how very disappointing!!

Thank didempseyinteriors
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fab, if you want a drink and a cigarette in a friendly environment this is the place to be. The choice of whiskey is unreal and the wine menu is great. Pop in if you can, you won't be disappointed!!!!!!

Thank D-J-Griffith
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing variety of drinks and service! Talked is through all the different whiskeys and wine. It has a downstairs seating area which is really cosy!

Thank Chantelle L
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Spent many a good evening here enjoying the fine wines and whisky on offer - always a great selection to choose from.

Thank Simon G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favourite bars of all time, located on the Promenade, between Imperial Square and Montpellier Gardens, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Renowned for its charm and atmosphere and by its extensive range of fine whiskies, ranging from moderate to expensive in price. The staff and owners are always happy to discuss the various styles, types and quality of the... More 

Thank Peter S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Every time we are in Cheltenham, we spend most of our nights in here... why would you go anywhere else when they have all the drink you'll ever need! Your variety is out of this world and I knew from my first visit, "I'll like a gin and tonic please..." and your response was "which gin, we have over 60..."... More 

Thank naz h
Windsor, Australia
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Brilliant evening spent trying out different types of gin.The new gin bar is only open certain nights a week, delighted we found it. The barman was very knowledgeable and found us different gins for our different tastes. We returned one lunchtime and visited the main restaurant and bar as the gin bar was closed. Again very attentive staff and enjoyed... More 

Thank Shaun S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing bar, fantastic range of wine with staff happy to advise and offer tasting. Also an impressive range of gins. Lots of seating downstairs, very nice atmosphere and snacks smelt amazing!

Thank Anneka R
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

this is a good drinking and light lunch venue we enjoyed a few G&T's on a summers evening we have found it a bit "clicky" though with a large group of regulars making you feel a little outcast . would recommend though

Thank Scarletrobins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Wine Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Montpellier Arcade | Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 245985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?