All Bar One opened on Thursday 14th April 2011 in the premises that previously housed Ha Ha Bar and Grill. The change came after the Ha Ha brand was sold to pub operators Mitchell & Butlers in 2010, comprising of 22 outlets in a deal worth a total of £19.5 million. The manager of the Cheltenham All Bar One said, “Loads of work has been done and it’s very different to how it was before.”

A review in May 2011 noted that ‘the new All Bar One is hitting the spot as a stylish place to catch up with friends and have a bite to eat. And stylish it certainly is with a palette of soothing sage and cream, wood tables, leather seats and soft, low lightning. A massive blackboard displays the menu and old wooden wine boxes show off plants and candles. Another wall near the entrance is covered in horseshoes, making an unusual feature. It has a feelgood atmosphere, light and airy with plenty of room and plenty of buzz – the music is a bit on the loud side but hey, there were a quite a few old fogeys like us happy to take it in our stride along with the hip young things. There are tapas-style small plates to snack on over a drink, sharing boards, grills, salads, pastas and burgers. You can even have a carb-free burger with beef tomato, baby leaf salad and tomato salsa.”

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