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    It's official Cheltenham is COOL!

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    It's official Cheltenham is COOL!

    Post by Clive on Fri May 18, 2012 6:00 pm

    Cheltenham was named one of the top 20 cool cheers places to go, stay and eat by The Times newspaper!

    Here's the story:

    Cheltenham rated one of the coolest towns in the UK

    COOL customers should hot foot it to Cheltenham after the town was rated one of the trendiest in the country.
    The town has clocked up some official street cred after being
    named one of the top 20 cool places to go, stay and eat by The Times
    newspaper.
    Cheltenham clinches number five in the laid-back list rubbing
    shoulders with chic Clifton, in Bristol, and bustling Burnham Market in
    Norfolk.

    The entry waxes lyrical about the place, stating: "If you love
    vintage, you'll love Cheltenham's Montpellier neighbourhood, with its
    retro and boutique fashion shops.

    "There are also delis and cool wine merchants – try John Gordon's.

    "The Montpellier Arcade wine and whisky merchant, buzzy cafe and bar is the place to be seen."

    Owner John Gordon said he was pleased with its mention.

    "We are slightly whacky and different and we try not to be stuffy
    and pretentious. It's an unusual shop with a huge collection of
    whiskies and spirits and we also do music and food," he said.

    "But it's the eclectic nature of our customers which really makes the place – we have a lot of characters."

    Jonathan Sellwood, owner of five-star boutique bed and breakfast
    Thirty-Two in Imperial Square cannot wait to welcome guests to his hip
    hotel after a mention in the piece.

    The Regency terrace four-room hotel is singled out for being "wonderfully friendly".

    "I guess we're cool because we offer the services and quality of a top hotel with a personal touch," said Mr Sellwood.

    Diners are told to beat a track to The Royal Well Tavern, a
    classic British pub with a French bistro atmosphere. It's singled out
    for serving "good no-nonsense food in a buzzy atmosphere."

    Owner Sam Pearman said: "This is good for Cheltenham, especially with Jamie Oliver's coming as well.

    "The town needs to be associated with a bit more of a cool name.
    It has everything Bath and Bristol has, but has always been seen as
    lacking good places to eat."

    Taken from: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Cheltenham-rated-coolest-towns-UK/story-14018710-detail/story.html

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