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Bols Presents: Cheltenhams Bartender of the Year 2019

  • The Ox 10 Cambray Place Cheltenham, England, GL50 1JS United Kingdom (map)
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It’s finally here again, the event of the bartenders calendar, the comp of comps…

The time has come Dan, defend the crown or loose it!

As the success of the last years competition, we’re here again. Bigger better and boozier.

This year we will bring you the same lay out of 5 bars, 5 spirits, 5 comps and one winner. Each mini comp will test your favourite bartenders in all aspects of tending bar. The first comp is a classic rules comp which you can enter below. The other 4 however, will all be kept a secret until the contestants arrive at each venue.

ROUND ONE - Classic Comp

The Ox Cheltenham - 12pm

Remy Martin 1738

2 identical drinks

8 minutes presentation + 5 minutes prep

Minimum 25ml Remy Martin 1738

Brief: Make a unique drink taking into account seasonality and current drinking trends. We are looking for a tall drink reinventing the cognac cocktail as we know it.

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

The rest is a secret, but here’s the venues and some rough times so come along and cheer on your favourite bar.



14 Regent St,

GL50 1HE


Clarence Social

1 Clarence Parade,

GL50 3NY



3 Regent St,


GL50 1HE


Croft & Jones,

1 Clarence Parade,

GL50 3NY

Good luck to all that enter. If you have any questions, give me a shout jason@cheltenhamindustryweek.co.uk

Earlier Event: September 23
CAMPARI UK Presents, The Bartenders Ball
Later Event: September 17
Bartender Cinema