Thursday 20 July 2017


Gloucestershire reviews

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

The Ebrington Arms near Chipping Campeden punches well above its weight.

The Ebrington Arms review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos beats the rush at The Ebrington Arms near Chipping Campden, discovering a Cotswold country pub punching well above its...

Few sporting events will match the electricity and raw energy of this Kingsholm 7s event.

JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s at Kingsholm review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos spent an evening at the spiritual home of West Country rugby to see how a new version of the game is taking the world...

The SoGlos team enjoyed the ultimate forest adventure on an all-terrain Segway at Go Ape.

Go Ape review

Rating: 4.5/5

The SoGlos team embarked on a wind-in-your-face Forest Segway Experience at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean, whizzing up hills...

All aboard the King Arthur pleasure boat for a serene cream tea cruise down the River Severn.

Gloucester Waterways Museum review

Rating: 3.5/5

From learning about life on the canals to playing with mini working locks, and taking a serene cream tea cruise down the River...

Art Deco styling and classic British cuisine combine at Cheltenham restaurant The Daffodil.

The Daffodil review

Rating: 4.5/5

Almost a year after joining Cheltenham restaurant The Daffodil as head chef, SoGlos set out to discover if Tom Rains has breathed...

With its charming countryside pub feel, wide range of ciders and great grub, The Cider Tree gets thumbs up from SoGlos.

The Cider Tree review

Rating: 4.5/5

With 34 varieties of cider – including its own Gloucester Glory – succulent pulled pork rolls, the biggest beer garden in town...

The raw strawberry shortcake was a real highlight for the sweet-toothed SoGlos team.

Harts Barn Cookery School review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos returned to Harts Barn Cookery School in the Forest of Dean two years after our last visit, to experience a six-hour...

Ronan Keating warmed the hearts of the Kingsholm crowds, despite the downpours. © Martin Bennett / Gloucester Rugby.

Ronan Keating Kingsholm concert review

Rating: 4/5

The winner of SoGlos’s VIP Ronan Keating competition talks gyrating, tell-all interviews and how even the sopping wet weather...

The McFly boys proved they’re still the pop punk kings when they performed Live at Kingsholm in Gloucester.

McFly Kingsholm concert review

Rating: 4/5

Pop punk foursome McFly stormed the Live at Kingsholm stage with a 90-minute set packed full of hits from its 10-year career...

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...

SoGlos.com 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 SoGlos.com’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 SoGlos.com 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, SoGlos.com sees whether Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro has lost any of its youthful vigour.

SoGlos.com 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, SoGlos.com dons an apron to find...

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