St James Hotel
Ambrose Street
GL50 3LH
(01242) 522860


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The St James Hotel is yet another Arkell's pub with railway connections, though the pub continues to thrive, long after the railway's heyday has passed. It was previously called The Railway Hotel and dated from the 19th century, but the station, which stood about 200 yards down the road, has long since closed. The hotel has been called The St James since 1966 and it was bought by Arkell's in 1991. There is a skittle alley and a small dining room which makes a cosy venue for small dinner parties. Otherwise, visitors can choose from a selection of bar snacks. It has nine bedrooms and its close proximity to the centre of Cheltenham means The St James is a busy hotel, but it is also a thriving pub with a wide appeal. Like all good pubs it has its share of locals, but visitors are just as welcome and workers from the nearby offices also make for the pub, especially at lunchtimes.



Real ale, good pint ,clear as a bell and reasonable price for the area. Disabled access good, open seating ,very clean (incl. toilets). Tastefully decorated(somebody must like horseracing). Excellent value for money food, friendly staff, couldn't fault the food or the service. Sunday roast here is a must. Food times: 12-2 & 5-830 Mon -Sat, 12-5 Sunday. Accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable, not en suite. Fruit machine never pays out! (2005) 





b&b, beer, food, beer garden, car park, vegetarian 


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