70 years ago, a lunch was held at the Queens Hotel to celebrate the first ever Cheltenham Literature Festival. Join us for a delicious contemporary interpretation of the original menu, and a fascinating discussion about the history of the Festival with current Head of Programming Nicola Tuxworth and former Artistic Director Sarah Smyth. Also featuring surprise guests and highlights from the Festival’s extraordinary archive. Hosted by Paul Blezard.

Lunch Menu **

Fillet of Sole Bonne Femme

Roast Surrey Chicken
Cauliflower Polonaise
Paysanne Potatoes

Peach Melba
Petit Fours


**Choose your menu option and inform us about dietary or special seating requirements when booking your tickets online or call our Box Office on 01242 850270. Please note that our dining seating plans are pre-allocated on the day by our events team and tables may be shared.


*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

For more information about your booking click here

All Literature events