Monday 3rd December 2018 sees the opening of a fantastic brand-new bar and restaurant The Botanist in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter. The Botanist brand is operated by the leisure brand The New World Trading Company and is known across the country for its floral and plant-based theme – with bars already open in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Chester and Coventry, to name a few.
The Botanist at Cheltenham will host cocktail, ale and gin masterclasses as well as serving deli sharing boards, meaty feasts and bountiful brunches. Taking up a 6,500 square foot unit within the Brewery Quarter featuring flower-adorned walls, indoor trees and vines running up the walls. Resident botanists are poised to craft an array of extraordinary cocktail creations using all that Mother Nature has to offer including fresh pressed fruit and the finest greenhouse herbs.
VIP launch of The Botanist in Cheltenham
I went along to the VIP launch of The Botanist in Cheltenham and have to agree that not only does The Botanist live up to its reputation for having a spectacular interiors, but also for its lively atmosphere – with great live music and a certain buzz about the place.
I was absolutely blown away but the range of drinks available at The Botanist – not only for cocktails, gins, and lagers but a great variety of ciders too – which is always a winner in my book. Swedish cider company Rekorderlig have a range of drinks using botanicals as an alternative to plain old apple or pear. Their selection is made up of a rhubarb, lemon and mint drink; peach and basil; and grapefruit and rosemary.
Of course it is all the little details that can really give a place character, and as well as the leaves and plants decorating the place we were amused to find a cock on the end of the bar (I know right you don’t expect that in a civilised bar do you – luckily it is just an ornamental bird rather than some annoying guy!) and a Chesterfield sofa in the ladies toilets. The latter of which also has a shelf above the sinks with the same plant pots used for some of the cocktails (fortunately too high to reach!). Also it is one of those really nice establishments with hand cream for after washing your hands.
My plus one and I had a fantastic evening and I look forward to returning to what is an excellent addition to The Brewery Quarter.
I was invited to a VIP launch of The Botanical Cheltenham with a plus one. All opinions are honest and my own.