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Cheltenham's Bartender of the Year

  • The Ox Cambray Place Cheltenham, England, GL50 1JX United Kingdom (map)

5 bars, 5 competitions, 1 winner!

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Knock out round by round until just one is left standing...literally.


12pm - It starts at The Ox for a classic gin competition. Teamed with Portobello Road London Dry Gin.

Classic Comp Round

1 Drink

6 minutes presentation + 5 minutes prep

Minimum 25ml Portobello Road Gin

Brief: Make a unique drink with Portobello Road Gin using whatever you like keeping in mind the time of year and the current drinking trends.

Point: 50 for taste, 10 for name, 20 for originality, 10 for ingredients, 10 for bar skills - 100 total


2pm - We move on to Koj Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar. From this round on, its all kept a secret, keeping the bartenders on their toes. This round we've joined with, of course, Nikka Whiskey.

4pm - TOP SECRET - The next round begins at The Fire Station Featuring Havana Rum.

6pm - (this is where the timings get approximated) Heading to Croft and Jones now for where real drinkers drink. Vodka for this round, one of the hardest spirits to work with. This is where the tenders show their skills. With Mamont Vodka...delicious.

8pm - This is it, the finale. The comp to end all comps. The Mayans foretold of "just one whom shall be crowned". This is the most important thing to happen to alcohol since the Woo Woo. NOT TO BE MISSED!


The winner will get a whole heap of prizes and not to mention the crown of Cheltenham's Bartender of the Year! Until next year when you'll have to defend your title.


details of entry to follow. email us on jason@cheltenhamindustryweek.com for more info.


Later Event: September 18
Aperitivo Italiano (industry only)