Monday 19 February 2018

Gloucestershire hot lists

From the coolest to the quirkiest, the best to the most bizarre, read and share the latest Gloucestershire hot lists, exclusively compiled by the SoGlos team.

Get your heart racing with 12 thrill-seeking sports to try out in Gloucestershire.

12 exciting sports for thrill-seekers in Gloucestershire

From white water rafting in the Forest of Dean and rock-climbing in Gloucester to scuba diving in Cheltenham, check out 12...

Hunt for great reads at Gloucestershire’s independents, including The Anthology.

12 Gloucestershire independent bookshops for your literature fix

Whether you’re hunting for a first edition, second-hand paperback or children’s classic, SoGlos has rounded up the best...

Get ready to celebrate the Queen’s 90th in Gloucestershire this spring and summmer.

14 royally good places to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in Gloucestershire

From royal afternoon teas and street parties to music festivals and family picnics, discover 14 ways to celebrate the Queen’s...

Turn off your computers, put down your phones and tune into nature instead. © Matthew Roberts.

30 favourite ideas for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild

Take up Gloucestershire Wildlife’s 30 Days Wild challenge every day in June, with 30 Random Acts of Wildness handpicked...

Doff your hat to the Bard and find 8 places to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in Gloucestershire. © Lucy Barriball.

8 places to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary in Gloucestershire

With theatre productions, special screenings and themed events, discover eight places to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th...

Don’t fancy making sandwiches? Discover where to order your office lunch from in Cheltenham.

8 places to order your office lunch from in Cheltenham

Get stuck into 8 of the tastiest places to order your office lunch from in Cheltenham.

Discover which Gloucestershire hotels open their doors to man’s best friend.

37 dog-friendly hotels in Gloucestershire

From luxury retreats to Cotswold country inns, dedicated dog owners can discover 37 pet-friendly hotels in Gloucestershire.

A whopping 265,000 pints of Guinness were sunk by spectators during Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup 2015.

30 fascinating facts you didn't know about Cheltenham Festival

Discover 30 fun facts and figures about Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup, including the number of bottles of bubbly sold, millions...

Discover 16 Gloucester Easter events to visit with Stagecoach West this spring.

16 spring Gloucestershire events to visit with Stagecoach West

From tractor rides and sporting fun to seasonal crafts and chocolate galore, discover 16 Easter events to hop off to with Stagecoach...

Search for a refreshing health fix at Gloucestershire juice bars including Wholefoods.

8 Gloucestershire juice bars for your five-a-day fix

With clean eating more popular than ever, SoGlos has whizzed up 8 of the best juice bars in Gloucestershire, perfect for you...

Cotswold Gin, based in Bourton-on-the-Water, is owned by The Cotswold Brewery Company.

6 Gloucestershire gins crying out for a splash of the finest tonic

Gin is fast-becoming the spirit of choice for drinkers after banishing its moniker of Mother’s Ruin. Get set to discover...

The mixologists at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester make a mean martini.

7 Bond-worthy Gloucestershire bars to sip on a martini at

SoGlos has rounded up seven stylish Gloucestershire drinking dens where you can channel your inner James Bond and indulge in...

Discover 23 Cheltenham restaurants which deliver quality food right to your front door.

23 Cheltenham restaurants you can order delivery from

From the county’s best fish and chips and sensational sushi, to gourmet burgers and traditional roasts, discover 23 Cheltenham...

In at number 7, fine dining fans flocked to the Gloucestershire Michelin Star restaurants guide.

10 of your most-read SoGlos stories in 2015

From Cheese Rolling to Michelin Stars, we share your 10 most-read stories on SoGlos in 2015 – with a pretty surprising number...

Take a walk on the wild side this Christmas and go green with Gloucestershire Wildife Trust’s 12 Days of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is launching 12 Day of Christmas, a sweet and simple project which challenges locals to get...

See SoGlos list and check it twice for 31 unmissable events in Gloucestershire this December.

31 things to do in Gloucestershire this December

Santa Claus is coming to town this month, and SoGlos has made a list – and checked it twice – of 31 unmissable festive occasions,...

Westonbirt Arboretum will host its signature winter event, Enchanted Christmas.

30 things to do in Gloucestershire this November

Watch the skies light up, visit Hogwarts, catch a panto, tuck into a Thanksgiving dinner and start gearing up for Christmas,...

Discover 30 ways to stay entertained when the skies open in Gloucestershire.

30 things for grown-ups to do in Gloucestershire when it rains

Grown-ups, discover how to stay entertained when the rain descends on Gloucestershire, with SoGlos’s pick of 30 adult-friendly...

The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015 is set to be an autumn highlight.

31 things to do in Gloucestershire this October

See autumn colour, have a spooktacular Halloween and get involved with a host of local events in SoGlos’s 31 unmissable things...

Join in the world’s biggest coffee morning this September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

21 places to support the world’s biggest coffee morning in Gloucestershire

Grab a mug and join in the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with fun events taking place...

Rugby, comedy, music and more, see SoGlos’s 30 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this September.

30 things to do in Gloucestershire this September

From Rugby World Cup kick-offs to onion-eating competitions, don’t miss SoGlos’s 30 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire...

Go wild with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

13 wild things to do this summer in Gloucestershire

From snail racing to pond dipping, tick off Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

Part-time superhero, Jamie McDonald, holds the Guinness world-record for longest time ever spent on a static bike. © Glenn Bonnet.

8 record-breaking Gloucestershire adventurers

Swimming the Atlantic ocean, climbing Kilimanjaro in a penguin suit, running over 600 marathons and cycling to Bangkok and...

From glasses of Pimms and royal visitors to the number of plants sold, discover 20 fun facts about RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

20 fascinating facts you didn't know about RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Discover 20 fascinating facts and figures about the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, including the number of glasses of Pimms drunk,...

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse at these handpicked Gloucestershire hotspots.

11 of the best places to see the solar eclipse in Gloucestershire

Don’t miss the experience of a lifetime when Gloucestershire is cast in shadows during a partial eclipse – with SoGlos’s...

Get visiting and ticking off these amazing 51 Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust nature reserves in the great outdoors. Visit for more.

51 Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust nature reserves to explore

With near extinct animals, rare flowers, beautiful sanctuaries and Jurassic fossils, there is plenty to keep explorers busy...

Le Champignon Sauvage and 21 other Gloucestershire eateries were selected for inclusion in The Good Food Guide 2015.

22 Gloucestershire eateries in The Good Food Guide

More than 20 Gloucestershire restaurants and pubs have made it into The Good Food Guide 2015, with Le Champignon Sauvage being...

The chance to learn how to drive a steam locomotive at GWR is just one of the quirkiest courses in Gloucestershire.

16 of the quirkiest courses in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re looking to pamper labradoodles, develop a deadly headlock or become a backyard beekeeper, check out 16 of the...

Splash your Race Week winnings on some of the priciest Champagne in Cheltenham.

15 of the most expensive bottles of Champagne for Cheltenham Race Week

Find out where to celebrate with the fanciest fizz during Cheltenham Festival 2014 – if your bank balance can stretch to it,...

Discover the Gloucestershire eateries which scored 0 or 1 in the in the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme after their last inspection.

87 of the worst hygiene rated eateries in Gloucestershire

From upmarket hotels and cosmopolitan cafes to popular pubs and well-frequented fast food joints, discover which Gloucestershire...

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