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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic town “village” pub which must be a joy to have in your local area. Loved the decor and service at the bare was tiptop. Highly unusual in that the pub element has equal importance with the seating area. Unfortunately, the food...offering was somewhat slow and, ultimately, disappointing. How I wish pubs would stop offering reheated frozen products such as the Whitebait here. It is not whitebait and it is bland and tasteless. I wouldn’t buy it from Iceland and I shouldn’t be offered it at a catering establishment! Maybe this clouded by judgement but our party agreed - great, great pub but eat somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for Sunday lunch with no expectations. When arriving I felt a little pang of disappointed as it did look like it needed a lick of paint and was full of locals, so I was dubious. HOWEVER, the roast was insane! We ordered...a half roast chicken Sunday lunch each and the portions were massive! Photos don’t do it justice. The veg tasted incredible, I would love to know how they cooked it. Roasties were lovely and crispy. The Yorkshire was big- wasn’t amazing but was a welcomed addition. A large bowl of green veg to share in the middle as well as an extra pot of gravy which was much appreciated. An offer of a pot of sauces also. We had to bring some home, the waitress wrapped some up in foil for us. One of the better roasts I have had locally and would really recommend it. A nice rustic pub with a local feel. I liked the log fire and imagine sitting there in the winter would be lovely and cosy. Give it a try!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Very friendly and quick service, couldn’t fault it! Dog friendly too! In the 3 meat Sunday lunch the beef looked like it was cooked to perfection but was a bit chewy and chicken a bit dry. Being gluten and dairy free they really had good...options until it came to dessert. There wasn’t anything I could eat which was a little disappointing. Also the acoustics in The Snug was an issue as it was really loud when it was full and difficult to hear our own conversations. A really lovely place though, thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Doesn't matter how nice a pub is, if the bar person is unfriendly/rude for no reason then it's a fail. And so it was when me and my mate walked in for a pint one evening. We both stood at the bar, barman was busy...pulling five pints of Guinness. No 'evening gents, be with you in a minute' no eye contact even. When it was our turn to be served he just looked at me with a vacant expression followed by abrupt 'What do you want?'. Was it that we weren't regulars? On finishing, I put the empty glasses on the bar and said cheers...nothing in return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Scott Leather, General Manager at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Dear 942safeh, Thank you for taking the time to review, I am sorry to hear that you found a member of our bar staff "unfriendly", by your review it is hard to know when this is from and who it may have been. At the...More

Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Would have been a 0 if i had the chance! Came here for a christmas dinner.Awful service. We were seated at 1:20 and didn’t get our starters until 2:30. We then waited an extra half an hour for our mains. We left before our desserts...had arrived because who wants to be waiting 2hr 30 mins for their food. When our mains had arrived, the roast potatoes were rock hard and the vegan main didn’t arrive so had been given sausages instead. My only day off work and i’m spending christmas day waiting hours for the worst roast i’ve ever had? Everyone else was complaining as even tables of 2 had to wait hours to be served. A young couple even walked in for a drink and got denied service as they said you have to eat to be served any drink. But 5 men sat at the bar not eating? When we were leaving we also heard other people saying it was awful and they would never return. Just the worst and definitely not £80 each worth! Will be expecting refundMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

I treated myself to lunch on Remembrance Sunday and was very pleased with my choice of The Beehive. The atmosphere was welcoming, the background music wasn't too intrusive, the snug area where I was seated was good, the service was prompt and attentive, and finally...the Sunday roast was delicious and plentiful. A 3 course lunch and a pint of beer for just over £37 was excellent value. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Delicious food, friendly service. We called prior to walking down on a Saturday evening, no problem at all and happy for the dogs to join us. Lovely dining space upstairs. Good wine list, although we chose beer instead, which was well kept. Extra points for...superb calamari and that wonderful lemon and lime tart! Thank you for a lovely eveningMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Busy local pub- you’ll need to book - it’s very popular because it’s a lovely pub selling great food. Our Sunday lunch was mushroom pie, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and 4 different veg. All cooked beautifully, served hot and timely. Would throughly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Sunday roast was generous and delicious, as were the homemade truffles with coffee. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Wear a warm jumper as its a bit nippy though, even with the fire going. Went to pay and was surprised by the 10% surcharge on the...bill (in a pub?). No mention of it on the menu. To my understanding a 10% optional surcharge is for attentive, restaurant style service. Well friendly service it was but not 10% worth of attentive, restaurant style service. We needed to go to the bar a few times for additional drinks and desert menu, the normal pub style, which we are perfectly happy with.....however when I decided to pay £85 instead of £88 (an okay tip in my opinion), I was met with a rather negative response from the bar staff, who it appears felt insulted by not getting their full 10%....(definitely left a sour taste in the bouche...which was a pity after such a good meal)....and there I was thinking that 10% was optional.....silly me....clearly giving 7.5% instead is just "not on" at this hive of bees....lol)...More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

My party of five adults went to the Beehive for lunch today (Sunday 20/11/2022. The ladies that served us were pleasant, polite and attentive. I ordered the sea bass on crushed new potatoes with green beans. the size of the meal was very small. I...only had one fillet on the plate, the beans were raw, and all was covered in a dressing of poor-quality olive oil. My wife had the vegetarian pie, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes cauliflower and broccoli. The pie was bland and lacked seasoning, the roast potatoes were hard and dry with no centre, the cauliflower and broccoli were raw. The Yorker pudding was dark brown to black in colour - completely dried out - completely inedible. We complained about the Yorkshires, they were replaced with some that were ever drier - you could crumble them between your fingers. My son had the roast pork - the potatoes were as described above, the tiny amount of carrots were over cooked and the parsnip fragments were black and over cooked. There is no point in me describing the other two meals as they were not a good as those previously described. One of the waitresses that came to our table apologised for the food and told us that it had been cooked in the morning and heated up for us! She told me that the Manager was in the kitchen talking to the Chef! What a joke! Chef! A person that warms up precooked burnt food. We were advised that the Manager had approved us only paying for 50% of our food. I told her that we were not going to pay for any of the food, but I would pay for the drinks. The absent Manager agreed to this. I find it appalling that the Manager left his staff to deal with situation and did not have intestinal fortitude to deal with us face to face. The Manager and the clown in the kitchen need to be replaced. The ladies at front of house need a pay rise, they were great. Especially as they were doing the Managers job!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Took a chance on this place for a family evening meal whilst visiting Cheltenham and we were so glad we did. Food was delicious and staff helpful and friendly. Local area is lovely. Would recommend!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022

I booked a table for two o’ clock today, but popped in at twelve because rain had stopped play at the cricket. Not a problem as they found me a table and told me that there was no need to rush. The result was a...very enjoyable couple of hours with some decent wine, good food and excellent service. Will definitely visit again when I’m next in CheltenhamMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

What has happened here, the bar looks a bit tired or in need of a good clean, very over priced for drinking. Shame as we used to love being here. On a positive note nice outside tables.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Visited for a Sunday roast, lovely food and friendly staff. Pubs tucked away, feels like a local pub. More traditional pub but quality food, well presented.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

Went for lunch yesterday (19/12/22). From 12.45-2.00 we were the only people in the building, and I understand why. Barman/landlord was lovely but the building run-down and cold. Lunch food was awful. The tagine was a micro-meal and tasteless. The cheap hot-dog was in a...stale bun and they plastered it with cheap, vinegary tomato sauce, which was all you could taste. Such a shame. Go for a beer but give the food a miss.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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