Fancy celebrating ringing in 2024 in style, but not sure where to go? As a Cheltenham local, in this guide, I share all the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham.
As the year draws to a close, Cheltenham emerges with a wide range of fun celebrations, offering lots of different experiences to welcome the new year in style. From festive gatherings to lively events, here’s a comprehensive guide to making the most of New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham. Whether you prefer to celebrate with good food and a New Year’s Eve menu, entertainment and a countdown at a bar, or a boozier affair, there’s something for everyone. Here’s my roundup of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham.
New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham: Dining
Here’s my overview of the best places for dining on New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham:
New Year’s Eve Menu, Rising Sun Hotel
If you fancy a low key celebration, check out the New Year’s Eve menu on offer at the Rising Sun Hotel. For just £50 per person, you can enjoy a three course set menu and a welcome glass of prosecco. Kicking off from 7pm, enjoy a bespoke menu and raise a toast to 2024 with some of the best views at one of the best pubs in Cheltenham.
Spending New Year’s Day in Cheltenham too? Check out my guide to New Year’s Day at Cheltenham Races.
Black Tie Gala Dinner, Queen’s Hotel
Although sold out for New Year’s Eve 2023, there’s nothing quite like the Queen’s Hotel’s Black Tie Gala Dinner. For £119 per person, or £1,100 for a table of 10, you can celebrate the arrival of 2024 in style in this exquisite dining experience. The price includes fizz on arrival, a delicious five-course menu, entertainment, a live saxophonist, and dancing. Dishes from the special New Year’s Eve menu include smoked salmon mousse with caviar, and fillet of beef.
Great Gatsby New Year’s Party, Doubletree Hilton
Crack out your flapper dress and suit with an evening of fine dining, dancing, and celebration on New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham. Sit down to enjoy a delicious dinner before joining fellow partygoers on the dance floor as you party on through the evening with the hotel’s resident DJ to count down to 2024. Tickets cost £110 per person, and include a five course dinner, casino tables, a photo booth, and a piper at midnight. There’s a even a prize for the best dressed!
New Year’s Eve Menu, No 131
If you fancy celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham somewhere a little fancier this year, head to the winter wonderland at No 131. The Terrace is serving a New Year’s Eve menu for £89.50 per person. Enjoy three courses and choice from dishes like seared Scottish scallops and beef Wellington with dauphinoise potatoes. For something even more exclusive, No 131’s Japanese restaurant, Yoku, is offering a New Year’s Eve tasting menu for £139.50 per person. Enjoy dishes including a chef’s selection of assorted nigiri and avocado crab roulade for a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.
Bottomless New Year’s Eve, Turtle Bay
If you fancy a booze-filled New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham, head to Turtle Bay for a taste of the Caribbean. You can enjoy two hours of bottomless cocktails, as well as two courses for £49.50, or three courses for £54.50 each. See in the new year in style with island party tunes, and raise a glass to 2024 at midnight. Simply book a table for after 9pm and it’s yours to enjoy for the rest of the night, with 2 for 1 cocktails after your bottomless experience.
Bottomless New Year’s Eve, The Coconut Tree
Say goodbye to 2023 in style by seeing in 2024 at The Coconut Tree. Grab your mates and enjoy a table full of tasty dishes and free-flowing drinks for a party like no other. One of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham, you can enjoy two dishes and unlimited drinks (including prosecco, wine, beer, and Mocotails) for 3 hours for just £45 per person.
Midnight Drop, The Alchemist
The Alchemist in the Brewery is offering the chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham at its Midnight Drop event. Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve menu with Cosmic Oyster shots and nibbles on arrival. You can then feast on a three-course meal and a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. There are also tunes from the resident DJ. Tickets cost £50 per person.
New Year’s Eve at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie
Upmarket The Ivy is hosting a glitzy New Year’s Eve celebration to see in 2024. The set menu costs £75 per person, and you’ll receive a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival. Feast on dishes including roasted scallops with truffle orzo, fillet of beef, and the iconic Ivy chocolate bombe for dessert. There’s also spectacular entertainment, with glamorous showmen and showgirls, live musicians, and DJs for the countdown to midnight.
New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham: Drinks
Here’s my roundup of the best places for drinks and dancing on New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham:
New Year’s Eve ’23, The Nook
Although their New Year’s Eve dinner tickets are sold out, head to The Nook for one of the best restaurants in Cheltenham and the town’s only rooftop venue. For £39 each, see in 2024 in style with a band, DJ, and even a bagpiper.
Looking for a decent place in town to grab a drink? Check out my guide to the best bars in Cheltenham.
Saints and Sinners NYE Party 2023, The Bottle of Sauce
If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham plans, head to The Bottle of Sauce for a Saints and Sinners party that will allow you to see in 2024 in style. Head there from 7pm, dress to impress, and enjoy highlights including Vibe Roulette and tunes from DJ Danny. Standard entry is £15.
New Year’s Eve at The Urban Fox
Ring in the new year at The Urban Fox bar for a fun and relaxed New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham. Enjoy cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and some great live music for an unforgettable night. Enjoy a midnight toast to welcome in 2024. The best bit is it’s totally free, and no tickets are required. In order to guarantee a table, you can book through their website.
That’s my guide on where to spend New Year’s Eve in Cheltenham! Is there anywhere I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them to the post.