Friday 28 August 2015

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Guides

Gloucestershire Christmas party guide

Find the perfect venue for your 2015 Christmas party in Gloucestershire, in SoGlos’s sensationally festive guide

From top restaurants and luxurious hotels to historic buildings, find the perfect venue for your Christmas party in Gloucestershire,...

Gloucestershire afternoon tea guide

Enjoy some of the best scones, finest loose leaf tea and most delicious pastries in Gloucestershire.

Dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and steaming pots of the finest blends await in SoGlos’s guide to some...

Gloucestershire in the kitchen with guide

Discover more about Gloucestershire’s finest chefs when SoGlos goes in the kitchen.

SoGlos goes in the kitchen with Gloucestershire’s finest chefs to find out more about the county’s top cooking talent.

Gloucestershire Michelin Star restaurants guide

Find out which Gloucestershire restaurants have been making their mark in the Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland 2015.

Find out which Gloucestershire restaurants have been awarded Michelin Stars in 2015, and which Gloucestershire eateries...

Hot lists

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

Juice fans can find their fix on The Core’s extensive menu.

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

10 of Gloucestershire's finest fish and chip shops

The best independent chippy in the country, Simpsons, serves up fayre to get mouths watering.

SoGlos serves up 10 of the finest fish and chip shops in Gloucestershire, from firm family favourites and gourmet chippies...

20 of the best cakes in Gloucestershire

The brioche loaf at Daylesford Organic Cafe is a particularly decadent treat.

Gooey brownies, sumptuous scones and fabulous flapjacks, SoGlos has handpicked 20 of the best cakes in Gloucestershire,...

9 of Gloucestershire's finest ice-cream producers

Make a beeline for Cheltenham’s Milk Bar for moreish gelato and more.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Gloucestershire’s best ice-cream – with nine artisan producers to try on...

19 of the best independent coffee shops in Gloucestershire

The Green Coffee Machine in Cheltenham also runs barista courses; perfect for coffee lovers.

Spanning quirky coffee pods to mobile vans, on-site roasters to artisan bars, SoGlos celebrates 19 of the best independent...

16 of the best picnic spots in Gloucestershire

Farncombe Estate offers a beautiful setting to enjoy The Fish Hotel’s picnic hamper.

Soak up picturesque views, mess about by the river or relax in beautiful parkland, with SoGlos’s handpicked selection...

News

Tewkesbury café celebrates return of The Great British Bake Off

Gill replicated Mary Berry’s frosted walnut cake, inspired by the Bake Off technical challenge.

Family-run café, Tilly’s of Tewkesbury, is getting into the spirit of the Bake Off and recreating the weekly technical...

The Montpellier Chapter appoints new head chef

Wayne Sullivan has taken over the reins as head chef at The Montpellier Chapter.

Luxury Cheltenham hotel The Montpellier Chapter has appointed Wayne Sullivan as head chef – bringing a wealth of gastronomic...

The Fountain Inn is set to reopen

Gloucester’s popular watering hole The Fountain Inn is set to reopen after teaming up with Cafe Rene.

Following less than a week of closure, The Fountain Inn has teamed up with Café Rene, and is set to reopen its doors with...

Toro Lounge café and bar opens in Cirencester

Enjoy the tasty all-day menu on offer at Toro Lounge, Cirencester’s newest eatery.

South west restaurant group, Loungers, has brought its all-day menu concept and quirky décor to Cirencester with the opening...

Interviews

In the kitchen with Will and Calum Thompson from Eat Wild

Brothers Will and Calum Thompson spill the beans on setting up Cirencester eatery Eat Wild.

From festival fodder to Cirencester’s trendiest eatery, SoGlos chews the fat with Eat Wild founders, brothers Will and...

Interview with Naomi Mead from Food First

Cheltenham-based nutritionist Naomi Mead offers advice on leading a healthier lifestyle.

SoGlos chats to Food First nutritional therapist Naomi Mead about juicing, healthy fats, eating clean and saying no to...

In the kitchen with Ben Axford

Ben Axford is the culinary talent behind the award-winning Benjamin Chocolatier.

From reaching the finals in Masterchef to running The Cheeseworks, self-taught Cheltenham chocolatier Ben Axford’s...

In the kitchen with The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Henry and Tom Herbert are the talented duo behind The Fabulous Baker Brothers series.

The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, chat to SoGlos about the family business, working together, baking...

Events

The Big Week at The Crown and Sceptre

Friday 28 August to Sunday 6 September 2015

Soak up the sunshine, music, cider and more at The Crown and Sceptre in Stroud this summer.

Boasting a bevy of bands, sausages and cider, a dog show, arts and crafts and lip-smacking food, head to The Crown and...

Gourmet Raw Vegan Night at The Core

Friday 28 August 2015

Join Jay Halford for an evening of incredibly tempting raw food dishes.

Local foodies and health fanatics are invited to a gourmet, three-course feast with Jay Halford at his popular Cheltenham...

Gloucester Retro Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Travel back in time this bank holiday at the first ever Gloucester Retro Festival.

Travel back in time this summer, with flares, miniskirts and flapper dresses all to be expected at Gloucester’s...

Phoenix Festival in Cirencester

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Live music, food and drink, children’s entertainment and more can be found at Cirencester’s Phoenix Festival.

Enjoy a free family festival in the heart of the Cotswolds, when Cirencester plays host to Phoenix Festival, featuring...

The Great British Menu dinner at The Kingham Plough

Monday 31 August 2015

Diners can look forward to a delicious four-course feast at The Kingham Plough.

Join four chefs from The Great British Menu, including Emily Watkins, for a four-course feast at the award-winning Kingham...

The Montpellier Chapter Cook's Club

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Discover the secrets of The Montpellier Chapter chefs during the new series of monthly Cook’s Clubs.

Cheltenham foodies will get the chance to discover the culinary secrets of The Montpellier Chapter chefs in this series...

Newent Onion Fayre

Saturday 12 September 2015

The Newent Onion Fayre is back – including the world famous onion eating spectacular.

The unique Newent Onion Fayre returns for another year with a whole host of allium-inspired shenanigans to witness with...

Tetbury Food and Drink Festival

Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 September 2015

The Tetbury Food and Drink festival is back to celebrate local produce and all things tasty.

A true celebration of local producers, retailers and restaurants, the 2015 Tetbury Food and Drink Festival will feature...

Ladies Night at Bowden Hall

Saturday 19 September 2015

Bowden Hall will be filled with laughter, ladies and hilarious, handsome men for one-night-only this March.

Saucy entertainment from handsome and hilarious male strippers, alongside dinner and disco dancing, is on the cards for...

Glostoberfest at Gloucester Guildhall

Saturday 24 October 2015

Plenty of real ales, German beers, sausages and knee-slapping fun await at Gloucester Guildhall’s Glostoberfest.

Boasting real ales, perries, ciders and beers aplenty, oompah music and sausages, the inaugural Glostoberfest is set to...

Reviews

Carluccio’s Picnic Review

Rating: 4/5

Italian eatery Carluccio’s has revamped picnicking into a luxurious dining experience.

Packed with antipasti, pancetta tarts, Piedmont biscotti and pretty perfect focaccia, Carluccio’s gourmet picnic hamper...

The County Kitchen review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos headed to Cheltenham’s newest cafe, The County Kitchen, and discovered a child-friendly vibe and great value menu.

SoGlos headed to Cheltenham’s newest café, The County Kitchen, and discovered a relaxed family-friendly vibe, a great...

Carluccio's Cheltenham review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos headed to Carluccio’s in Cheltenham to savour the tastes of Italy closer to home.

After its hotly anticipated opening at Regent Arcade in Cheltenham this spring, SoGlos ventured to Italian eatery Carluccio’s...

The Wharf House afternoon tea review

Rating: 4/5

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

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

The Old Spot Inn review

Rating: 3.5/5

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

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

Special offers

Half price steak at The Montpellier Chapter

Ends Thursday 26 November 2015

Juicy steaks are half price at The Montpellier Chapter on Thursdays.

Half price steak Thursdays are returning to Cheltenham’s Montpellier Chapter in 2015, giving carnivorous diners the chance...

Half price steaks at The Craven Arms

Ongoing

Take advantage of The Craven Arms’ half price steaks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

See your steaks cooked to perfection at your table for half the price, every Tuesday and Thursday at The Craven Arms in...

Photo galleries

Malswick House photo gallery

Traditional Forest of Dean country inn, Malswick House, has been given a new lease of life following a huge revamp, offering...

Food events

Soak up the sunshine, music, cider and more at The Crown and Sceptre in Stroud this summer.

The Big Week at The Crown and Sceptre

Friday 28 August to Sunday 6 September 2015

Travel back in time this bank holiday at the first ever Gloucester Retro Festival.

Gloucester Retro Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Discover the secrets of The Montpellier Chapter chefs during the new series of monthly Cook’s Clubs.

The Montpellier Chapter Cook's Club

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Bowden Hall will be filled with laughter, ladies and hilarious, handsome men for one-night-only this March.

Ladies Night at Bowden Hall

Saturday 19 September 2015

The Big Feastival

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Sunday Cinema Club at Barnsley House

Sunday 30 August to Sunday 20 September 2015

Food venues

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The Montpellier Chapter
The Wharf House

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