Cheltenham is known as the ‘cultural centre of The Cotswolds’ and rightly so. This beautiful historic spa town of Regency buildings and welcoming green spaces is home to a vibrant art and music scene. The town is also enjoying a renaissance as a foodie capital, with some of the South’s best restaurants and bars having opened their doors in recent years. The New York Times describes Cheltenham as a town full of ‘happening spots’ and the Independent Newspaper rates it a ‘Design Destination.’
We’ve been looking for the perfect spot to open a new Roxtons for a while now and last week we finally opened the doors of our 5th shop. Located in Montpellier, the beating heart of independent Cheltenham, we're joining the areas many inspiring restaurants, boutiques and specialty independent shops.
Cheltenham has its own unique charm and the perfect mix of stunning green spaces and garden squares, excellent shopping and bustling restaurants and bars. If you’re planning a day trip, here are some of our favourite spots!
The Daffodil, a charming Art Deco cinema, now houses a buzzy restaurant and bar. Sweep up the staircase to the Circle Bar for a Bellini or dine on steak and oysters in the restaurant
The Ivy, An outpost of London’s The Ivy located in the stunning grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda building.
Cheltenham is world renowned for its festivals. You’ve just missed the brilliant Jazz Festivals but in the Autumn thoughts turn to the written word with more than 600 writers, actors, politicians, poets, sports personalities and leading opinion formers gathering in the spa town for the Literature Festival.
No 131, Cheltenham’s most stylish stays are to be had at The Lucky Onion’s family of boutique hotels and Cotswold Country Pubs. Our fave is No 131, a converted Georgian Grade II villa now injected with a healthy dose of contemporary glamour.
Le Champignon Sauvage – a tiny gem of a restaurant, which has earned two-Michelin stars for it’s exciting menus using the very best of Cotswolds’ farmed and foraged produce.
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