Thursday 20 July 2017


Gloucestershire reviews

Read independent Gloucestershire reviews written by SoGlos’s experienced journalists.

Three tiers of treats await at The Wharf House’s tantalising afternoon tea.

The Wharf House afternoon tea review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos tucks into a springtime afternoon tea at the waterside Wharf House in Over, complete with rare sunshine, some of the...

Paying homage to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre performed a beautiful show at Cheltenham’s Everyman.

To Kill a Mockingbird review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4/5

One of the most revered novels of the 20th century, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird displayed...

The hearty Sunday roasts at The Old Spot Inn hit the spot for a lazy weekend lunch.

The Old Spot Inn review

Rating: 3.5/5

The cosy surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and hearty grub at The Old Spot Inn in Dursley providing the perfect setting for...

Headlong Theatre Company returned to the Everyman Theatre with its take on David Hare’s The Absence of War.

The Absence of War review

Rating: 3.5/5

Sharply satirical and tackling topical issues, The Headlong Theatre Company breathed new life into David Hare’s The Absence...

SoGlos went along to A View from the Bridge to celebrate the centenary of playwright, Arthur Miller.

A View from the Bridge review

Rating: 4/5

With intense acting and a play brimming with tension, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company triumphed in celebrating Arthur...

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are the comedy duo behind The Thinking Drinkers.

The Thinking Drinker's Guide to the Legends of Liquor review

Rating: 4/5

The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to the Legends of Liquor stopped by for laughs and drop of the hard stuff at Cheltenham Town Hall,...

The Agatha Christie Company celebrated ten years of high quality Agatha Christie productions with And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were None review

Rating: 4/5

Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, And Then There Were None, tested the amateur sleuthing skills of SoGlos’s finest,...

Camp Dracula provided a comedic element at The Circus of Horrors at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Circus of Horrors Night of the Zombie show review

Rating: 3/5

Complete with sword swallowers, fire dancing and ‘taking the extreme to the mainstream’, Circus of Horrors brought its Night...

SoGlos braved The Woman in Black at Everyman Theatre to see if it lived up to its hype.

The Woman in Black review

Rating: 4/5

The most terrifying theatre experience in the world? SoGlos anxiously joined the Everyman Theatre audience to discover whether...

The HydroPeptide facial at Affinity Beauty will leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

Affinity Beauty Review

Rating: 4/5

From a classic hot stone massage to an ultra modern HydroPeptide facial, a visit to Affinity Beauty in Cheltenham provided...

The 30-minute back massage at The Relaxation Den is the perfect treat for a massage novice or a seasoned pro.

The Relaxation Den review

Rating: 3.5/5

SoGlos finds a well-priced slice of tranquility at the aptly-named Relaxation Den, that even a bus journey couldn’t ruffle....

Headlong gave an outstanding performance of Orwell’s 1984 at the Everyman Theatre.

1984 at the Everyman Theatre review

Rating: 5/5

With convincing actors, beautiful chemistry and powerful dialogue, Headlong Theatre Company triumphed with its take on Orwell’s...

The crab gazpacho was without doubt the star of the bistro’s alfresco menu.

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro review

Rating: 3.5/5

From crab gazpacho and sensational service highs to soggy frites and overcooked burger lows, SoGlos returned to Hotel du Vin...

11-year-old Laurie Cousins melted the audience’s hearts in Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist review

Rating: 4/5

Jenny Wren Productions delivered a bright version of Oliver Twist at Bacon Theatre, that even the downpours didn’t dampen –...

Reel Big Fish rocked Gloucester Guildhall in true ska-punk style.

Reel Big Fish review

Rating: 4.5/5

Legendary ska-punk band, Reel Big Fish, thrilled fans with a high energy show at Gloucester Guildhall, featuring ironic covers,...

Rebecca Ryan played the role of spirited teenager, Jo, superbly in A Taste of Honey.

A Taste of Honey review

Rating: 3/5

One of the most influential plays of its generation, A Taste of Honey enjoyed a packed opening night at the Everyman Theatre...

Ann Blagden’s Egyptian Belly Dance class is one of scores offered at the Isbourne Holistic Centre.

Isbourne Holistic Centre review

Rating: 3.5/5

An urban sanctuary for wellbeing and spiritual development, SoGlos headed to The Isbourne Holistic Centre in Cheltenham to...

A trip to Giffords Circus should be on everyone’s Gloucestershire bucket list.

Giffords Circus The Thunders show review

Rating: 5/5

Roll up, roll up! Giffords Circus brought The Thunders to Pittville Park this summer, with lashings of jaw-dropping talent,...

SoGlos left Elan Spa's new Skin Clinic with crystal clear pores and an expensive new habit.

Elan Spa review

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos tested the new Microdermabrasion and Micro-Lifting facial at The Greenway Hotel’s Elan Spa Skin Clinic, leaving with...

C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor offers pure relaxation in private surrounds, with top-of-the-range treatments too. © Amy Murrell.

C-Side Spa review

Rating: 4.5/5

A hidden retreat reminiscent of an exotic escape, SoGlos was highly impressed by the serene setting, first-class facilities...

SoGlos experienced a taste of Sweden in the heart of Cheltenham.

Svea Cafe & Restaurant review

Rating: 3.5/5

Authentic Swedish cuisine extends far beyond the humble meatball, SoGlos discovered, after sampling the Scandinavian delights...

Blazin’ Fiddles proved a toe tapping highlight of the 18th Cheltenham Folk Festival.

Cheltenham Folk Festival 2014 review

Rating: 4/5

Less Mumford and Sons and more dazzling fiddle-playing, Cheltenham Folk Festival has stuck to its traditional guns since launching...

The luxurious Spa 6 is situated at Cotswold Water Park Hotel in South Cerney, overlooking lakes and charming countryside.

Spa 6 review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos beat the January blues with a Winter Warmer Spa Day at Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, complete with indulgent...

The swanky interior of Zizzi Gloucester Quays is inspired by the Forest of Dean, with a giant pizza oven taking pride of place.

Zizzi Gloucester Quays review

Rating: 4/5

Despite doubts about dining at the swanky new Zizzi Gloucester Quays after more than one bad experience at its Cheltenham counterpart,...

Portivo Lounge offers a quirky yet relaxed place to eat and drink at Gloucester Quays.

Portivo Lounge review

Rating: 3.5/5

SoGlos spent a cosy, candlelit Monday night at the ever-bustling Portivo Lounge at Gloucester Quays, leaving impressed by the...

Expect to find vibrant colours, cacti, cocktails and crispy churros at the new Chimichanga restaurant in Gloucester.

Chimichanga review

Rating: 4/5

Vibrant décor, authentic food and great cocktails all made for a fine Sunday lunch at Mexican eatery Chimichanga, the newest...

Vanilla Pod Bakery founder Pia Cato produces some stunning results in the Roses and Swirls Cupcake Decorating class.

Vanilla Pod Bakery Cupcake Decorating review

Rating: 3.5/5

Three years since launching, The Vanilla Pod Bakery’s Roses and Swirls Cupcake Decorating class is more popular than ever....

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House brought pirouetting poetry to the Everyman stage.

Swan Lake at Everyman Theatre review

Rating: 4.5/5

The world-class Russian State Ballet and Opera House returned to Everyman Theatre for another enchanting performance of Tchaikovsky’s...

Archery, air rifles and clay shooting all form part of Prescott Shooting’s Have A Go Days.

Prescott Shooting Have A Go Day review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos revisited the local Prescott Shooting school to take on the Have A Go Day challenge of clay shooting, air rifles and...

Historical details and quality ingredients makes Jamie’s Italian Cheltenham popular a choice.

Jamie's Italian Cheltenham review

Rating: 3.5/5

Two years since launching, the initial excitement, celebrity visits and round-the-block queues may have subsided. So just what...

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