The Old Courthouse


We are now open!

We are really excited to have opened our doors again and to be able to welcome you all back.

We've had to make a few changes and we would welcome your help with a some of them: Whilst we find our feet we are encouraging bookings only inside the pub. We have now gone cashless and would ask for contactless payments wherever possible.

For a full list of our changes, please see our 'Keeping everyone safe' page to find out more.

We hope to see you soon.

Bookings for tables of no larger than 6 people

Please be aware that bookings cannot exceed a table size of 6 people. These 6 people, including adults and children, may be from multiple households.

Thank you.

Welcome to the website for the Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse was designed in an 'Italianate style' by the surveyor of County Courts, Thomas Charles Sorby and built between 1869 and 1871. It's a truly stunning building with many of its key features still intact for all to see. The courtroom is largely unaltered after all these years with huge marbled columns reaching up to a glass window feature in the ceiling and well-worn wooden docks which would have some tales to tell if they could only talk. Now a bar presides over the room rather than a judge, serving a vast array of gins and whiskies, local ales and fine wines.

On the ground floor was the large public waiting area, it makes for a great pub with a long, packed bar on one side and stretches of comfortable seating the other. The two smaller rooms that now make up our Private Dining Room and the "cosy room" were once the Counsel and Solicitors Room and the Clerk’s Office which thankfully still retains its original fireplace.

You'll find book cases crammed for your perusal, log fires burning and corners to squirrel away in peace if you are so inclined. You will also on occasion find live music played in the main bar and plenty of ‘pre theatre goers’ enjoying a bite to eat before they head across the road to the Everyman Theatre.

Our chefs create delicious seasonally inspired menus in the theme of modern British cookery, there will always be hearty classic pub favourites as well as something a little different to excite, or a little lighter to suit all occasions.

If you would like us to keep you up to speed with happenings here at the pub, 'Like' us on Facebook or subscribe to our mailing list (below) and we will send you the odd update. By subscribing to our mailing list, you will also be entered into a monthly competition to win a meal to the value of £50.


Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day before 12 noon so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

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Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:

2020 Good Pub Guide

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AllTrails have kindly created a circular walk from the pub to help you work up that thirst/appetite. You can view the walk details via any of the routes below. (varying levels of tech savyness required -Ed)

The Old Courthouse and Regency Cheltenham an AllTrails walk

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