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Opening Times


Hardwick – Starbucks Coffee Bar
Monday to Friday — 8:30am to 3:30pm
Saturday’s & Sunday’s – Closed
Out of Term – Closed


Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday – Closed
Out of Term – 8:00am – 4:00pm (closed Saturday’s & Sunday’s)


The Griffin at FCH
Mon – Fri: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Weekends: Closed
Out of Term – Closed
*Bar space is accessible to students from 8am on weekdays, 9am on weekends



Site Contacts


Kat Conboy
General Manager
01242 714591

Francis Close Hall Campus refectory


This refectory boasts a stunning location in the centre of Cheltenham with a view across the beautiful grounds and buildings contained within the FCH Campus. This facility offers a wide range of food and beverages which includes hot and cold grab & go with a selection of sandwiches, baguettes, wraps, subs, salad boxes, snacks and confectionary, both during and out of term. A dedicated with Food with Soul grab & go section is available here along with a self service till point.


Over the busy lunch period during term, our hot counters come to life offering daily concepts such as ‘Platinis Indian Road Trip’ or ‘Traditional Kitchen’ – keep an eye on the website and the refectory boards for details on upcoming concepts!


You will also find two Starbucks coffee counters with a range of delicious cakes and pastries.


Located just a short walk away from the FCH refectory you will find the University’s Hardwick building which houses yet another Starbucks coffee bar. This coffee bar can be easily found within the main reception area and serves a range of hot beverages as well as fresh, homemade cakes, snacks and pastries.

The Griffin at FCH

As well as all of the high quality catering provisions, each campus also provides students with a fully operational bar (with the exception of the Centre for Arts & Photography) in which students can relax and/or socialise with friends.


Each bar is fully licensed and sells a variety of alcoholic beverages, cocktails, soft drinks and nibbles as well as a bar snack menu.