No. 131 is a stylish restaurant and bar with 11 bedrooms. Probably the most perfect combination of informality and luxury you will find anywhere making it the only place to stay in regency Cheltenham.
At a Glance
Perfect location in the heart of regency Cheltenham
Vibrant and buzzing atmosphere - the restaurant and bar are popular with locals
A wonderful base to explore the Cotswolds
Stylish and eclectic interiors with quirky homely touches
Fantastic restaurant serving locally sourced, in season ingredients
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Based in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham, No. 131 is a restaurant with rooms housed in a classic Georgian Grade II listed villa. Stylishly and sympathetically restored, No. 131 is all about quintessential England.
Owners Georgina and Sam Pearman continue their successful eclectic interior styling as seen at The Wheatsheaf in Northleach, sourcing antiques and contemporary pieces from auction houses and reclamation yards throughout the UK and Europe. Works of art by famous British artists such as Henry Hudson and David Hockney are displayed throughout the building and quirky touches are everywhere like the hot water bottles covered in English, hand-knitted woollen covers.
The attention to detail is staggering - the Pearmans commissioned their very own line of bathroom toiletries, 100 Acres made from English essential oils derived from herbs, flowers and medicinal plants. The authenticity of the building is retained with each bedroom having a restored antique radiator and period bathroom, many with Rogeats Lyon's bathtubs dating back to 1875.
The restaurant and bar, called Crazy Eights, spans two floors. On the lower ground floor there is a courtyard with an outdoor fire, two private dining rooms seating 14 each (one with a beautiful open fire and DJ area), an orangery bar and games room. On the upper ground floor there is a more formal and elegant dining space, a large bar, a small library, sitting room and a larger private dining room seating 14.
The food is locally sourced where possible and head chef Andrew Ely (formally of the Clarence hotel in Dublin and the Square in London) describes his menu as generous, relaxed and fun with an emphasis on supporting local farmers and suppliers.
Cheltenham lies in the heart of the Cotswolds so is the perfect base to explore this beautiful region. It's a vibrant and buzzing town hosting many cultural events throughout the year including the famous Literary and Jazz festivals. It's also home to the much loved Gold Cup horse racing festival.
11 stylishly decorated rooms with three room types based on size and facilities. Cosy, Very Good and Excellent. Each room has beautiful Egyptian cotton linens by Three Thieving Magpies, wi-fi, nespresso machines, ipod docking station, Loewe TV with the full Sky entertainment package, Apple TV's full library of movies and a mini bar filled to the brim with delicious snacks.
It's hard to pick a favorite room - they are all so beautifully individually designed!
Babysitting can be arranged in advance of arrival. Cots are complimentary, extra beds are available for children up to 16 yrs old.
Crazy Eights bar and restaurant serving traditional English fare. The menu focuses on prime cuts, which are cooked in the wood fired "Josper" oven. There is an open, raw counter where three salads daily are prepared along with fresh seafood and house cures.
Location & Directions
Located in the heart of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds, overlooking the beautiful Imperial Park.
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.