Gloucestershire (EGBJ)

Airport information

Nearest town: Cheltenham (4m by car), Gloucestershire

PPR: No

ICAO: EGBJ

Phone: 01452 857 700; Ext. 223 (Ops/ATC); Ext. 248 (Admin); 01452 856 222 (Handling).

Website: www.gloucestershireairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry

Landing fees: £12.50 – £30

Runway: 988m x 34m, Asphalt; 1419m x 37m, Asphalt; 799m x 18m, Asphalt; 304m x 19m, Grass

Opening times: Summer Mon-Fri 0730-1830; Sat & Sun 0800-1830; and by arrangement. Winter Mon-Fri 0830-1930; Sat & Sun 0900-1800; and by arrangement

Fuel: AVTUR JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL

AIP plates and airport diagram

Airport map

Airport services

  • Handling: Flightpartner Ltd. (01452 856 222).
  • Taxis: Kestrel Taxis (01452 537 404), Bridges (01242 706 323) and Spa Cars (01242 250 555)
  • Car Hire: Avis (08706 086 340, www.avis.co.uk), Hertz (01452 854 477, www.hertz.co.uk) and Enterprise (01242 514 411).
  • Nearest train station: Cheltenham (2.5 nm).
  • Passenger facilities: Hotels in vicinity. Visitor’s reception area with wireless internet access, pilots’ briefing area, The Aviator restaurant and Transair pilot shop. Tourist information available. Customs and immigration by arrangement.
  • Charter: Executive Aviation Services (01452 857 006, www.exas.co.uk), European Skytime (01452 714 500, www.europeanskytime.co.uk), Mann Air (01989 760 000) and Synergy Aviation (08456 747 747, www.synergyaviation.co.uk).

Pubs

  • The Beehive Inn, Cheltenham (01242 579 443). Unpretentious local pub with a fine menu of solid pub grub.
  • The Bell Inn, Shurdington (01242 862 245). Lovely garden overlooking a cricket pitch.
  • The Langton, Charlton Kings (01242 258 941). Excellent gastropub in a listed Regency house. Extensive menu and ten beers on tap, including some unusual European brands.

Restaurants

  • Brasserie Blanc, The Queen’s Hotel, Cheltenham (01242 266 800). One of Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc’s stable of restaurants; very reasonable price fixe menu.
  • The Daffodil, Cheltenham (01242 700 055). Modern European cuisine served in this beautiful Deco building.
  • Storyteller Restaurant and Wine Room, Cheltenham (01242 250 343). Fashionable bistro with a dependable menu and fair prices.

Hotels

  • Beaumont House Hotel, Cheltenham (01242 223 311, www.bhhotel.co.uk). Five star rating by the AA, with several special themed rooms.

Golf courses

  • Brickhampton Court Golf Club, Cheltenham (01452 859 444, www.brickhampton.co.uk). Two courses and a driving range.
  • Cotswold Hils Golf Club, Cheltenham (01242 515 264). Past venue for English Ladies’ Amateur Championship, Cotswold Gold Vase and county championships.
  • Lilley Brook, Cheltenham (01242 526 785, www.lilleybrook.co.uk).

Activities

  • Cheltenham Racecourse (01242 513 014, www.cheltenham.co.uk). The UK’s most famous racing location.
  • Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham (01242 523 852). The jewel of this spa town’s Regency architecture.
  • Gloucester Cathedral (01452 528 095, www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk). Amazing 11th century building featuring the famous ‘green men’ and labyrinth.

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