Sandford Park Ale House

4.7
133 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

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Great Beer
Casual
Whether you are in for a quick drink after work or to spend some quality time with friends, we’d love to welcome you in. Since 2013 Sandford Park Alehouse, has been a beacon for quality beer in Cheltenham. We work with local and national suppliers to keep the beer range fresh, relevant and appealing. Our staff are passionate about beer, so don’t worry if you are overwhelmed by the choice, there’s always a helping hand to make that decision.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 133 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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willc
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, adapting well to current situation. Amazing beer choice, will be back when things are back to normatl

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bonnieB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Good service. Was a tad cold sitting outside away from the heaters this time of year. Food was average. Liked the fact that our table booking was for 2.5hrs. That's longer then most so we were able to enjoy our time and not feel rushed.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Its a fantastic venue, but is missing a better selection of modern IPAs. Could do with getting a Deya beer on tap or possibly something from Arbor. Overall a good night out just needs to review the ale choice at the ale House.

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outside space abs great beers! Good food , service a bit slow but it is Xmas week

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StephenH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and very clean, would definitely recommend.

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saraH
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside seated area, great service, excellent veggie and vegan options.

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KimmY
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great variety of beers and ales. Would recommend to friends.

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Handsan
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cheltenham’s best pub. Lunchtime menu is currently a bit limited but good value. The beer is as good as ever and they have made great use of their outside space by putting up a marquee for winter.

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Shinyt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good basic pub grub. Really well set up despite the current climate - thank you.

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LucindaP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really loved our evening here. The atmosphere was nice and calm. Loved the lighting so it was cosy. Food was fantastic and value for money. All covid regulations you could not fault and definitely be back!

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SilasM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Best pub in town!!

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SteveN
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch with family. Limited menu but understandable in the circumstances. £6 for a roll, crisps, salad and a drink. Good value.
Staff very polite and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always! Thank you!

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RichardJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good COVID safe setup for outdoor dining. Efficient service very good value food and the usual excellent beers

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great outside area to enjoy a wide selection of beers. Was a chilly night and the heaters weren't that effective, so wrap up warm if you are heading here in winter. Good food that meats the "substantial meal" guidelines without breaking the bank.

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Simon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a very chilled atmosphere. The Sunday lunch was awesome.

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SteveG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very covid proficient so felt safe and 2 for 1 on main meals made the evening fantastic value. Obviously good beer too

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MatteoC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and quality ales!! Best pub in Cheltenham!!!!

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GREEN12
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant choice of beer great service will definatley return

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Glenn
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for those who appreciate real ale & quality lagers. Food was great. Freshly prepared quality ingredients.
Rich and his staff friendly & attentive. Great to see good team dynamics.
Keep it up

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JudyL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub as always and service with a smile was very welcome.

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BenS
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great pub, lovely food, if however you are going to provide table service, it will require you to come back to the table periodically to see if your customers would like anything else. Just a glitch I’m sure, in this current difficult climate.

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LA89
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great at atmosphere - staff are lovely and so helpful. Food was great and a brilliant selection of beers!

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IsabelleK
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff, good food, all very clean and safe, and of course, the beer selection as always was top notch. Highly recommend for a catch up with friends or a family meal.

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KeithM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy to book. Good service and value for money food.

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CharlotteR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, rules are really clear and the food was absolutely fantastic - will be visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked outdoor seating in the Christmas marquee in the beer garden. New rules explained clearly on paper and by server.

Had a very enjoyable two for one meal and some great beers. Will be back!

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Fueller
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the most of life under Tier 2 restrictions, thank you

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BexE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food, which was superb!
Great range of beverages and fantastic service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to go for great beers , food and ambiance .

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KimP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Easy system. FRiendly service. Good food and beer, as always.

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Russ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Doing a great job in these testing times. Outdoor heaters were more for show than anything temperature related- and service was patchy at times, but overall they did a great job of things feeling comparatively normal in very unusual times. Will be back as soon as I can. :-)

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HungryHarry
London
39 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Great beer, fantastic service, lovely waitress. Food was so-so, but this place is more about beer than food. Garden looks lovely!

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vipAndrewL
Cheshire
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a better and safer place to be ,food good ,beer great ,service wonderful ,hats off to them and it’s a pleasure supporting them

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NickM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Having booked a table for lunch, we were really disappointed to find that the only food offering was a very limited choice of bread rolls or one choice of soup. There was also a very limited choice of drinks included in the lunch menu, so if you wanted a different drink, you then had to pay over the odds for the roll. It must be really hard to run as a going concern at the moment, so we're very reluctant to criticise, but we struggle to understand how you'll attract lunchtime trade by removing your usual lunch menu.

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YorkshirePud
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, excellent quality pub grub, excellent attention to coronavirus mitigation, friendly and efficient staff.

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vipAndrewL
Cheshire
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff
Great beer
A proper pub for proper people

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and pub, see you in December!

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ElizabethE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab cider, good service, lovely atmosphere. My friends say the cask ales are good too but I wouldn’t know! I am a cider drinker!

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80ull
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent as ever but the service was a little haphazard; still, it meant I ended up with two mains instead of one, both lovely

FAQs

Sandford Park Ale House is rated 4.7 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.