“A country pub in the heart of town”

A new pub from the West country’s most well-beloved pub landlord pair Tom Noest and Peter Creed, will open in Cheltenham on Friday 26th July. Bringing their portfolio up to five venues, The Tivoli marks the first foray into a slightly more urban domain, with the new venue opening in the heart of the regency Spa town on Andover Road, offering the locals a truly authentic country pub in town.

The Tivoli has been restored and renovated with the rural feel and ethos of the pair’s previous pubs, including the Sherborne Arms and the recently revamped and much-lauded Bell Inn at Langford. Interiors will feel familiar and comfortable, with plenty of furniture being sourced from local antique fairs and furniture restorers. Large windows flood the space with natural light, with doors leading outside to a walled terrace, which will also serve food and drink. Knowing that the local trade is any good pub’s bread and butter, there is an impressively large bar area, and two floors for dining, including two private rooms for parties, events or a cosy dinner with a bigger group of mates. The new pub will have 120 covers throughout, making it one of their largest establishments yet.

The new seasonal menu offers a well-rounded array of dishes inspired by local produce and a nose-to-tail philosophy. Leading the way with innovative twists on pub classics, expect dishes that are both understated and delicious.


Devilled Kidneys on Toast £11
Pigs Head Scrumpet & Salad Lyonnaise £12 Cornbury Park Venison Sausages, Mash & Gravy £18 Gnocchi, Girolles, Peas & Corra Linn £22
Iberico Pork Bavette £30
Sticky Toffee Pudding £9
Flourless Valrhona Chocolate Cake & Crème Fraiche £11

There will also be the pub snacks, as well as daily lunch specials written up on blackboards and regular chicken and steak nights. Local beers will be available, including draught pours from Cheltenham based Deya Brewery. Pete & Tom have worked closely with their friends at Deya to produce an easy drinking IPA, ‘Publican IPA’.

The pair say of the opening: ‘We’ve been lucky enough to take on and restore some great buildings so far, and we’re excited to be stretching our wings a bit with The Tivoli – it’s a legendary spot to those who’ve been in Cheltenham for a while, or grew up around here, so it felt like a natural fit for us. We welcome lots of the urban crowd who drive out to our rural pubs, so we’re looking forward to bringing our own slice of the countryside to their doorsteps.’

There will be live music nights, as well as showings of key sport fixtures, and screening opportunities for local businesses and private hires. The pub will open on 26th July.


Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

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