Local MP, Alex Chalk, took time out to visit the Tivoli on Andover Street in Cheltenham, a pub within his constituency that has recently undergone a £200K investment, creating eighteen jobs.
New owners, whose investment has seen quirky additions like lamps made of copper piping to images of animals in military dress, recently bought the now quintessential, contemporary pub. Even the outdoor courtyard has been renovated with statues and heated wooden booths.
There’s a gin parlour of thirty-eight blends, wine cellar stocked from worldwide vineyards, a full range of cask ales from pale to amber, and craft beers including Hop House 13 and Camden Pale Ale. “The detail in the décor, improved look and feel, especially the external area, has turned the Tivoli into a fantastic pub for the community. Investments and commitment to local businesses like that shown at the Tivoli is great for Cheltenham in terms of employment, a boost to the local economy and the reputation of our town,” commented Mr Chalk.
“The Tivoli is an important part of the local community and we were delighted that Alex came to meet the team and see the transformation of our business,” said manager Craig Whitehouse Area manager Mike Donovan-Smith was on hand to give Mr Chalk the guided tour: “We appreciate Mr Chalk visiting the Tivoli to see the transformation and to meet the local team. This investment forms part of our annual £50 Million spend developing our pubs across the country providing enhanced community facilities, creating jobs and careers for people of all ages. Hospitality is an important business sector generating significant income for government and are pleased that Mr Chalk recognises the importance of the local pub.”