Eating and drinking

With the nightlife and shopping of Cheltenham and Gloucester on your doorstep and so much happening on campus, life at Hartpury is never dull!

Whether you want to grab a quick coffee, lunch between lectures or a late night drink or snack, you’ll find everything you need on site, from our very own Costa coffee bar ‘Red & Black’ to restaurants and Legends Bar.

For our university students only, Legends Bar is open seven days a week offering bar snacks as well as alcoholic and hot and cold drinks. There’s a wide range of clubs, activities and entertainment on offer all year round, including pub quizzes, movie nights and theme nights, live music and top DJs.

In the last few years, Hartpury has welcomed the likes of Chase & Status, Wretch 32, Katie B; Labrinth, who played at our Summer Ball; Pendulum, DJ Fresh and Tinchy Stryder; alongside DJs such as Greg James, Scott Mills, Jaguar Skills and Benga.

To find out what’s on, like the Legends Bar Facebook page. Oh and don’t forget to bring your fancy dress outfits!

Our restaurants

Our student restaurant, Graze, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and snacks and drinks are available to purchase outside of normal meal times.

The restaurant is always packed with students tucking into a cooked breakfast, but there are plenty of healthy and vegetarian options too.

At lunchtimes, there’s everything from jacket potatoes and baguettes to pizzas and paninis, as well as lots of hot meal choices and a serve yourself salad bar, plus a choice of desserts. Fajita Friday is always a favourite with students, and the themed days are always popular, especially Nandos day!

The Equine Arena restaurant is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch for those students on our equine programmes. Open from 8am to 3pm throughout the week, it serves breakfasts and a number of hot and cold lunch options, as well as snacks and drinks.

If you are an agriculture student, you can also choose to eat at ‘Subs Your Way’, which is open from 8am to 2pm on week days.

Various meal deals are always on offer throughout our catering campus outlets, so do check them out! We try to cater for all dietary needs, so just let us know if you have any specific allergy or dietary requirements.

When you come to Hartpury, you’ll be able to top-up your student ID card to access our cashless catering system!

When only good coffee will do…

For a more relaxed atmosphere, our on-site Costa coffee bar, Red & Black, also serves a range of light snacks including sandwiches, cakes, hot paninis and freshly made pizzas  as well as hot drinks.

You can choose from Costa coffees, hot chocolate and a range of teas, plus freshly made smoothies and juices. It is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm.

It’s all about the extras

You can also purchase a variety of groceries and newspapers in Graze. Items such as toiletries and medicines are available to purchase from Student Services, within the new Student Zone.  Stationery can also be purchased from the University Learning Centre.

“Being a lad, and a sports student at that, I was worried before I came to Hartpury about what the food would be like! Thankfully, there’s something for everyone on site and lots of choice. There’s always a great buzz in our coffee shop, Red and Black, too; perfect if you only like posh coffee and the slices of chocolate cake are fantastic, and huge!”

Richard Todd FdSc Sports Coaching student