Monday 24 April 2017

Gloucestershire reviews

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

Virgin Active Gloucestershire Health & Racquets Club offers a luxurious and peaceful setting in which to work out and chill out.

Virgin Active Health & Racquets Club review

Rating: 4.5/5

With a focus on health, wellbeing and family, SoGlos headed to Virgin Active Health & Racquets Club for a spot of yoga, a few...

The revamped Slug and Lettuce is cool and vibrant, with an atmosphere and cocktail menu to match.

The Slug and Lettuce review

Rating: 3.5/5

Following a stylish refurbishment and spruce-up of the menus, SoGlos headed to The Slug and Lettuce in Cheltenham for a spot...

Russell Kane had an Everyman Theatre crowd in stitches with new show, Posturing Delivery.

Russell Kane review

Rating: 4.5/5

With his biological clock ticking and ‘boiveries’ screaming for attention, flamboyant comic Russell Kane introduced a Cheltenham...

SoGlos enjoyed a poetic, musical and touching performance of Cider with Rosie at the Everyman.

Cider with Rosie review

Rating: 3/5

Everyman Theatre’s second in-house production in 16 years, Cider with Rosie, enjoyed a sell-out opening night and rapturous...

An eclectic array of tasteful modern art can be found at this Cheltenham gem.

Martin's Gallery review

Rating: 4/5

Martin’s Gallery in Cheltenham gives SoGlos’s novice art critic and resident reviewer a warm welcome and subtle lesson during...

Spiers and Boden helped make the 2013 Cheltenham Folk Festival an unmissable live music event.

Cheltenham Folk Festival 2013 review

Rating: 4.5/5

Complete with fantastic beards and enchanting performances, SoGlos feels all warm and fuzzy after catching Andy Cutting, The...

Monty’s Brasserie in Cheltenham scores 3 SoGlos points out of 5 for this Sunday lunch visit.

Monty's Brasserie review

Rating: 3/5

While excellent ingredients and good cooking tick two boxes, it was the sluggish service at Monty’s Brasserie that let its...

The CACI Non-Surgical Face Lift achieved visible results for SoGlos.

CACI Non-Surgical Face Lift review

Rating: 4/5

Cedars Health and Beauty in Gloucester treated SoGlos to a trial of its new CACI Ultimate system, shaving years off with a...

The new REN Body Wrap proved to be both relaxing and toning for SoGlos.

REN Body Contouring Detox Wrap review

Rating: 3.5/5

Complete with an invigorating full body scrub, a blissful heated cocoon, mini facial and lymph massage, SoGlos headed to The...

Everyman Theatre’s 2012/13 panto proved a hit with SoGlos.

Dick Whittington pantomime review

Rating: 4/5

A beatboxing cat, giant glow-in-the-dark octopus and lovable Tweedy the Clown, along with plenty of slapstick and sing-a-long...

SoGlos was in for a treat, and plenty of tricks, when The Woman in Black took to the Everyman Theatre stage.

The Woman in Black theatre review

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos headed to the opening night of Stephen Mallatratt’s acclaimed adaptation of The Woman in Black for a night of sheer...

The Apple Tree Inn fails to impress with its Sunday roast.

The Apple Tree Inn review

Rating: 1.5/5

SoGlos seeks out a hearty Sunday roast at The Apple Tree Inn in Minsterworth, but finds the pub far from lives up to the promise.

Bluesy jazz hits filled Cheltenham Town Hall. © Michael Robert Williams.

Joan Armatrading at Cheltenham Town Hall review

Rating: 4/5

Joan Armatrading delivered a note-perfect concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, filling the venue with bluesy jazz hits spanning...

Old favourite The Brunswick is back. SoGlos puts the relaunched venue to the test.

The Brunswick review

Rating: 3/5

The Brunswick pub in Gloucester has finally re-opened its doors. With the promise of live music and opportunities to chow down... has a laugh at The Prince Albert Stroud.

The Prince Albert comedy night review

Rating: 3.5/5

With a line-up of three top comedians, an exclusive preview of an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, and local funnyman Nick Page...

Country house oak meets modern British cuisine at The Restaurant at Cowley Manor.

The Restaurant at Cowley Manor review

Rating: 3.5/5

Swarming with British actors and Russian models, The Restaurant at Cowley Manor gave a touch of A-list glamour to’s...

The new lunch menu at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro proved a popular choice for families, friends and informal work meetings.

Lunch at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham review

Rating: 3.5/5

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham’s chefs were pitched against the clock when sat down to sample the Bistro’s new express...

Proving one of the most memorable county concerts in a years,Tom Jones took Kingshom Stadium by storm.

Tom Jones Kingshom Stadium concert review

Rating: 5/5

Sir Tom Jones treated a Kingsholm Stadium audience to a two-hour concert of new songs and classic hits at Gloucester Rugby...

Authentic cusine and charming hospitality combine at C and W’s African Experience on the outskirts of Gloucester city centre.

C and W's African Experience restaurant review

Rating: 4/5

A diamond in the rough destination for foodies in the know, C and W’s African Experience is not only Gloucester’s...

The iconic staircase is not the only thing that has remained at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro.

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro review

Rating: 4/5

Four years since opening, sees whether Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro has lost any of its youthful vigour. joins in on an evening cookery class at Harts Barn Cookery School.

Harts Barn Cookery School review

Rating: 3.5/5

With so many new Gloucestershire venues clamouring for a slice of the cookery school action, dons an apron to find... discovers ‘clay shooting heaven’ right here in Gloucestershire.

Ian Coley Shooting School review

Rating: 4.5/5

Dubbed one of the top shooting venues in the UK, sets its sights on the Ian Coley Shooting School near Cheltenham,...

Thanks to a laid back atmosphere, a well-priced menu and drinks deals galore, Apres in Cheltenham delivers round the clock.

Apres review

Rating: 4/5

Like the Premiership football matches found on the huge plasma screens, a visit to the popular Cheltenham bar Apres certainly...

The treatments for two proved just the ticket at All Your Life in Cheltenham.

All Your Life couples day spa review

Rating: 3/5

Complete with a full body massage, facial and fish pedicure, an affordable couple’s day spa experience at All Your Life in...

Archery, air rifles, cross bows and clay shooting can all feature as part of Prescott Shooting’s Have A Go Days.

Prescott Shooting Have A Go Day 2011 review

Rating: 4/5

Spanning clay shooting, crossbows, archery and air rifles, the competitive team pitched their aim against a selection...

A visit to The Montpellier Chapter Spa in Cheltenham comes with an intimate atmosphere and individual attention.

The Montpellier Chapter Spa review

Rating: 4/5

An indulgent, tailor-made treatment at The Montpellier Chapter Spa in Cheltenham made’s editor face facts, quite...

Dylan’s Travels’ shiny red VW Campervan provided an adventurous home-from-home.

Dylan's Travels review

Rating: 4/5 embarked on a trip back in time – and down the road – with Dylan’s Travels, a Gloucester-based business hiring out...

Intimate and inimitable, Cafe Rene’s restaurant is popular with Gloucester diners for more than one good reason.

Cafe Rene review

Rating: 4/5

Ska music, strong pints and some of the best food we’ve ever eaten in Gloucester made for an inimitable evening at Cafe Rene’s...

The modern decor at the refurbished Parkers Restaurant reflects a decidely contemporary menu.

Parkers Restaurant review

Rating: 3.5/5

SoGlos set out to discover whether gastronomic substance lives up to exquisite style at the pretty in pink refurbished Parkers...

The newly re-opened The Parrot Bar and Grill provides a range of sizzling steaks Cheltenham can be proud of.

Parrot Bar and Grill review

Rating: 3.5/5

The Parrot Bar and Grill has taken its makeover seriously indeed, with an impressive speciality steak menu that will have Cheltenham...

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