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Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room
East Approach Drive, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 3JE

01242 523852

 
The magnificent Pittville Pump Room
The magnificent Pittville Pump Room


About Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham

The discovery of the Spa waters in 1716 really put Cheltenham on the map. It became a fashionable place to visit and even inspired King George III to take the medicinal waters in Cheltenham in 1788. 

During the 1820’s a local landowner called Joseph Pitt commissioned the building of the Pump Room and its Spa as part of a pleasure garden. The Pump Room was built by the architect John Forbes in landscaped gardens which also featured a lake. The original pump made of marble remains in the building, although today is fed by an electric pump.

The building itself consists of ionic columns and an impressive ballroom under a domed ceiling. On the upper floors were housed a billiard room, library and reading room.  Unfortunately the event and exhibitions that were held did not prove to be a great business investment for Joseph Pitt and he was declared bankrupt in 1890. The Rooms and ground were then passed into the hands of the Town council who nowadays use the Pump Room for public events.

The elegant Grade I listed Pittville Pump Room is monument to the more than 100 years of fame Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town, and perhaps the most famous example of regency architecture in the area.

Pittville Pump Rooms is an important venue during the annual Cheltenham Music Festival.


The Pittville Pump Room for Private Hire & Weddings

Breathtaking, unique and radiating regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s most spectacular private hire venue.

Standing in regal splendour overlooking the sweeping lawns and lakes of Pittville Park two miles from the town centre, it regularly hosts weddings, parties and corporate hospitality. When not in use, you can wander into the Main Auditorium to see its fine interior and sample the fountain’s historically medicinal Spa Waters for free. Please phone in advance to check opening hours.




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