The Clarence Social: Hire a space


The Clarence Social is a proudly independent venue, in the centre of Cheltenham. Across 3 floors, our interiors are elegant yet playful, inspired by regency design ‘with a twist’ – with spaces available to book for eating, drinking, meeting or private parties. Now into our second year, we have established ourselves as a popular destination for drinking and eating, as well as private hire. In April 2018, we made the decision to expand our private hire offering, making the entire venue available to hire throughout the week as well as private spaces and bars over the weekends.

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The venue
Our three floors; mezzanine dining and lounge bar, the ground floor ‘Clarence Bar’ and speakeasy basement bar (Croft & Jones Trading Co) were designed by the very clever people at Finch Interiors (Shoreditch designers and winners of ‘best UK bar 2016 & 2017 at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The importance of the spaces working through day and night, allowing for private hire whilst open to other guests during the most popular times throughout the week, was central to the design.

Private Hire
Our venue or the various spaces inside are available to hire 7 days a week. Since opening, we have hosted business networking breakfasts, charity nights, corporate workshops, weddings, private parties, hen dos, baby showers and more! Our speakeasy basement bar is a popular choice for private parties but also proves popular with corporate clients, where many have hosted meetings, workshops and product launches. Our audio-visual facilities, the variety of three floors with multiple personalities and our attention to detail make us a standout venue for private hire. Our team are always happy to invite guests to view the venue, see the spaces and experience the venue, whilst talking through the options available.

Events & What’s On
As well as one off events throughout the year, most notably around the various festivals from racing to Jazz, we host regular events including movie nights in our speakeasy bar and a monthly supper club in our mezzanine restaurant and lounge bar. Keep up-to-date with all the goings on at The Clarence Social by visiting our website and signing up to our e-newsletter or follow us on Instagram. Guests can put on an event for clients or friends and family, at The Clarence Social, day or night, from movie screenings and cocktail master classes to spirit, wine and fine dining tasting experiences.

Our SOCIALite cards are free and give guests access to monthly offers, from 2for1 cocktails to 25% off food. We also have a number of offers running regularly – including Gin Fridays and Half Price Fizz on Weekends.

Visit our website, at, to find out more about our private hire offering for corporate and private guests
call 01242 245539 or email for more information or to book a meeting with General Manager, Georgia.