Cheltenham Cocktail Week to return for the third year

Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year there will even more bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and hotels taking part.

Now in its third year, Cheltenham Cocktail Week offers cocktail fans the opportunity to visit some of their favorite venues – and try some new ones – to experience some exclusive cocktails.  Many venues will have cocktails for just £6 whilst others are offering a food and drink pairing.

Running from Friday May 10 to Saturday May 18, the event, which is organised by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID), will see venues across the town offering a wide array of cocktails for just £6, holding cocktail making master classes and tasting events.

BID Operations Manager Belinda Hunt said: “We’re pleased that so many different businesses are taking part in Cocktail Week this year.  We have such a diverse range of bars, clubs and pubs in Cheltenham, all offering something different and we want people to enjoy the variety of venues around the town.”

The full list of events and participating venues will be updated on the BID’s website, across social media and on Here’s a few to tempt you.

Cocktails for every taste – at £6 each you’ll want to try them all

Drinks Village – Opening Weekend: Up to 40 samples of spirits over two hours ● Learn about how your favourite spirits are made and meet some of the best drink companies from Gloucestershire and around the globe ● Buy your favourite at exhibition prices to take home, or some of our suppliers can have it sent directly to your home ● Live Music as you go around from a number of award winning local artists ● Street Food stalls outside in the Queens Hotel Garden ● Competitions and Games!

Mixology Masterclass with Revolution Cheltenham: Enjoy a cocktail on arrival then join the expert bartenders behind the bar to create your favourite cocktail on the menu. Not able to join a masterclass? Try a Blank Canvas for £6 – with 18 flavours to choose from you’re sure find your favourite.

Cocktails on trial at The Old Courthouse: During the whole of Cocktail Week, you will be able to try The Judge (Cotswold Dry Gin, Chase Elderflower Liqueur & Apple Juice) and make your Verdict (Tia Maria, Smirnoff and double espresso – a classic served in a Courtroom setting) for just £6 per cocktail.

Celebrate Summer at Cosy Club: For the whole of cocktail week Summer Time Sangria will on the cocktail menu for just £6 a glass. Just add sunshine and shades! You can also enjoy three tapas dished and a sangria for just £15.  Book a table

Not able to make it to one of the masterclasses?  Don’t worry, you can still celebrate Cheltenham Cocktail Week at Yates.  They will be serving the all-time favourite, Sex on the Beach for only £6.

Cocktail Masterclass at Yates: Master the art of making some classic cocktails at Yates. During #CheltenhamCocktailWeek you’ll get the chance to Enjoy a Raspberry Woo Woo on arrival, then learn how to make Yates’ famous Pornstar Martini as well as a Sex On The Beach, followed by a cheeky Jagerbomb, all of this for £15!  Add a sharing platter and pay just £20.

  • Date 1: Friday 17 May   
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm                                                                   
  • Date 2: Saturday 18 May
  • Time 3pm – 5pm
  • Tickets: £15 (or £20 with a sharing platter)
  • Book by ‘phone on 01242 250710

Not able to make it to one of the masterclasses?  Don’t worry, you can still celebrate Cheltenham Cocktail Week at Yates.  They will be serving the all-time favourite, Sex on the Beach for only £6.

Beat the blues at Coco: Coco’s experienced mixologists have created an exceptional cocktail just for Cheltenham Cocktail Week 2019.  Doctor’s Orders has an unusual sessional flavour, using ingredients that can be found in most bars. Gin, passionfruit liqueur and blue curacao are combined with freshly squeezed lime juice and a simple syrup in a highball glass and topped off with lemonade. A sweet delight at just £6.

Get fruity at Café Rouge:  Putting a bit of fizz into Cheltenham Cocktail Week, Café Rouge are offering two of the most refreshing cocktails on their menu for just £6 each.  Fizz La Poire is a delightful blend of pear vodka, pressed apple and elderflower topped off with lemonade and garnished with lime. Prosecco and Chambord are paired to make the Kir Royal.

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