Popular market brings international flavours to Cheltenham

Published on 27th September 2012

Cheese stall at the continental market in 2010

- Thursday 4 October – Sunday 7 October - Long Gardens, Promenade, Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s street market returns to the town for the ninth time next Thursday (4th) for four days. The market will have an international feel, which will offer more variety, new flavours and different crafting techniques.

With 15 stalls alongside the Long Gardens in front of the Municipal Offices, it will feel like a trip around the world from Turkish Baklavas, baked on site Belgian macaroons, Spanish and Mediterranean tapas, authentic German salami, surprising Caribbean dishes as well as Alpaca woollen clothing. There will also be stalls selling a range of crêpes, paella, breads and cheeses.

The market will open from 10am until 5.30pm on each of the four days.

Martin Quantock, manager of Cheltenham Business Partnership, said: "The market is a regular feature in Cheltenham's calendar and draws many visitors to the town centre from near and far. Following the success of the last market we will continue to include stalls from around the world. The food and produce stalls prove really popular so we’ve tried to include a wide variety so everyone should find something suitable.”

The market has been co-ordinated by Geraud Markets, which also puts on Cheltenham’s Christmas market.

For media enquiries, contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, Telephone: 01242 264154, email kelly.carter@cheltenham.gov.uk

Cheltenham Business Partnership brings together major companies and organisations in the town which, along with Cheltenham Borough Council, work to promote and improve the economic well-being of the town and borough.

Cheltenham Business Partnership pools ideas, and its shared vision is to work towards influencing and achieving results that will add to the quality experience that Cheltenham is renowned for.

Although the partnership is funded by 14 core sponsors (see below), membership is open to any organisation which shares its aims and objectives and which is willing to sponsor its work.

Cheltenham Business Partnership Core sponsors:
The Beechwood Shopping Centre
Big Sleep Hotel
The Brewery
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce
Cheltenham Racecourse
Gloucestershire College
Gloucestershire Police
House of Fraser – Cavendish House
Nicholas J Upton & Partners
Regent Arcade
University of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Media