Oxford Chelt Wine School uses three main venues, one in Oxford, and two in Cheltenham.
Both our Evening Wine Tastings & Saturday Wine Courses in Oxford are held at Portabello, 7 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL. Located in lively Summertown Portabello is easily accessed from the City Centre by good bus routes. We have private use of the Boardroom for our tastings. All guests enter Portabello where they will be directed to the Boardroom.
For a Google map showing the location of Portabello, please click here.
If you are driving to Oxford for a Saturday course, there is a car park within a 5-minute walk of Portabello (Summertown Car Park). We recommend making use of one of Oxford's 5 Park and Ride services; leave your car for a nominal fee and take the bus into the city centre. The closest Park and Ride to Portabello is Watereaton on the north side of Oxford and is open 24 hours a day; the 500 bus usually tabout 10 minutes to bring you into the centre of Summertown where Portabello is located.
If you are travelling from the centre of Oxford to Summertown the City2 bus runs every 10 mins from Magdalen Street to Summertown.
If you are planning on spending the night in Oxford, consider staying in an Oxford college (some colleges make rooms available to the public outside term time - that's about half the year!). To make a booking, go to Universityrooms.com. If you want more conventional hotel accommodation, see what VisitOxfordshire has to offer.
Our Evening Wine Tastings in Cheltenham are held in the Dining Room of the Wyastone Townhouse, a fine restored Victorian townhouse in the fashionable district of Montpellier (Parabola Road, GL50 3AJ). Located a short walk from the bus station and restaurants in the centre of town, it also has ample unrestricted street parking after 6pm. Cheltenham Spa railway station is less than 20 minutes walk away (5 minutes by cab). For a Google map showing the location of the Wyastone Townhouse, please click here. The Wyastone is a 5 Star Guest House with 16 stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; it also has an attractive courtyard garden, an ideal place to relax and unwind. If you are coming into Cheltenham for a tasting and would like a room, contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning that you are attending a tasting.
Our Saturday wine tasting days in Cheltenham make use of a private function room at the Hotel du Vin (Parabola Road, GL50 3AJ).
For a Google map showing the location of the Hotel du Vin please click here.