Friday 29 May 2020

The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway

Ends Wednesday 25 December 2019

Win an amazing prize every day in the run up to Christmas in The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2019 – with glorious Gloucestershire prizes up for grabs!

Get your hands on 24 fantastic Gloucestershire prizes in the countdown to Christmas, with The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2019.

The very best Gloucestershire businesses have some fantastic prizes to give away – from romantic overnight stays to luxury spa days and family days out – with thousands of pounds-worth of goodies being given away until Christmas Eve.

Follow SoGlos on social media and check back daily at 9.30am to discover exactly what we’re giving away each day – and get entering to win, win, win some spectacular prizes!


Day 24 – Stonehouse Court

The prize – An overnight stay in a deluxe four-poster room at Stonehouse Court

Providing the chance to switch off and explore Gloucestershire at your own pace, Stonehouse Court Hotel is offering a lucky winner and their guest an overnight stay in one of its most desirable rooms – a Deluxe four-poster room. This gorgeous manor house hotel is close to Stroud and within easy reach of the Cotswolds, making the ideal base to explore the county, or as an indulgent location for a luxury staycation. The guests will also have the chance to enjoy a leisurely morning with both continental and hot breakfast options included in this fantastic prize.

How to enter

Head over to SoGlos’s Facebook page at facebook.com/soglos to like Stonehouse Court Hotel’s Facebook page and tag a Facebook friend.

Who’s behind the prize?

Stonehouse Court is a 17th-century manor house hotel situated in a peaceful location overlooking Stroud Water Canal. This charming venue also boasts glorious views of the Stroud Valley. With 36 bedrooms and set within six acres of gorgeously manicured grounds, the venue is elegant yet traditional and benefits from newly refurbished décor in many rooms, with luxurious bathrooms, that maintain the hotel’s stunning period features.

The fine print

The overnight stay must be redeemed by Thursday 30 April 2020, and can only be booked between Sunday and Thursday, subject to availability. Prize is for two people sharing and is non-transferable. This prize cannot be redeemed between Monday 9 March and Friday 13 March 2020 during Cheltenham Race Week, or on bank holidays.

Who’s behind the prize?

Stonehouse Court is a 17th-century manor house hotel situated in a peaceful location overlooking Stroud Water Canal. This charming venue also boasts glorious views of the Stroud Valley. With 36 bedrooms and set within six acres of gorgeously manicured grounds, the venue is elegant yet traditional and benefits from newly refurbished décor in many rooms, with luxurious bathrooms, that maintain the hotel’s stunning period features.

Find out more

For more information about Stonehouse Court Hotel, visit www.stonehousecourt.co.uk.


Day 1 – The Lygon Arms

The prize

Indulge in the ultimate festive treat with the ‘Spa’rkle’ spa afternoon for two, at The Lygon Arms in Broadway. Including a sumptuous spa treatment lasting for 25 minutes, Christmas afternoon tea with a festive cocktail and full use of the spa with a robe and slippers.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize

The Lygon Arms is a stunning luxury hotel in Broadway. With an idyllic spa, beautiful bedrooms and a stylish restaurant, as well as a wine bar and cocktail bar, the hotel is the ideal spot to escape and indulge in an unforgettable meal, spa day or Cotswold getaway.

Find out more

For more information about The Lygon Arms, visit thelygonarmshotel.co.uk.


Day 2 – The Barn Theatre

The prize – Four tickets to A Christmas Carol

Even the scrooges out there will love The Barn Theatre’s Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, where the magic of Christmas truly comes to light. Giving away a family ticket to this enchanting performance, The Barn Theatre tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester rivals the West End with its impressive auditorium and orchestra pit. Seating up to 200 people, the theatre is a registered charity and offers a range of different performances throughout the year – from comedies to musicals, thrillers to family-friendly shows.

Find out more

For more information about The Barn Theatre, visit thebarntheatre.org.uk.


Day 3 – Hatton Court Hotel

The prize – overnight stay for two

For this prize, Hatton Court Hotel are welcoming two lucky people to stay overnight at its stylish hotel in the Cotswolds. The winners will stay in a contemporary Executive Room, which has wonderful views looking out to the gardens and countryside. Also included is breakfast in the morning, where guests can tuck into a delicious cooked feast.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Hatton Court Hotel is set within the Cotswold countryside, offering guests a lovely stay whether it’s for romantic getaways, countryside retreats, or just an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. With stylish and comfortable rooms, guests are sure to have a relaxing stay. Hatton Court’s restaurant also serves up delicious and locally-sourced food, from Sunday lunches to à la carte dinners.

Find out more

For more information about the hotel, visit hatton-court.co.uk


Day 4 – Gloucester Rugby

The prize – Four silver tickets with meal vouchers to see Gloucester Rugby vs. Montpellier

Rugby fans will be pleased to hear that Gloucester Rugby are giving away four silver tickets to the match against Montpellier on Saturday 11 January 2020. The prize also includes meal vouchers and one pint per person (or an alternative soft drink) to enjoy. Take friends or family for a great day out and cheer on the Cherry and Whites.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Gloucester Rugby is Gloucestershire’s top rugby club, calling Kingsholm Stadium its home. Appealing to all ages looking for a great day out, Gloucester Rugby play some of the most exciting matches in the sport. It also offers Club Membership, which has a whole host of benefits, including the chance to watch pre-season friendlies.

Find out more

For more information about Gloucester Rugby, visit gloucesterrugby.co.uk.


Day 5 – Batsford Arboretum

The prize

Get free entry to Batsford Arboretum for a whole year with an annual family pass and see the beautiful trees in every season. Take the kids for a lovely day out, plus, get five per cent off gift shop items and 10 per cent off tickets to the Cotswolds Falconry Centre. Included within the membership is free entry to Westonbirt Arboretum, Bodenham Arboretum, Bedgebury Arboretum and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Batsford Arboretum is a haven in the heart of the Cotswolds allowing visitors to enjoy 56 acres of stunning parkland and take in 1,000 different tree and shrub species. Open every day of the year, except on Christmas Day, Batsford provides stunning sights throughout all four seasons. The venue is family-friendly and hosts a range of events, theatre productions and photography workshops throughout the year.

Find out more

For more information about the arboretum, visit batsarb.co.uk.


Day 6 – Egypt Mill

The prize – An overnight stay with breakfast at Egypt Mill

Stay the night at an idyllic Cotswold Hotel for the ultimate countryside retreat. Egypt Mill is located in Nailsworth, providing a great base for exploring the surrounding Cotswold areas. The prize also includes breakfast, where guests can choose from a delicious brunch menu.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Originally a working mill, Egypt Mill has a rich history which is reflected in the characterful interiors and is now a popular hotel and restaurant. Guests can escape to the riverside setting to enjoy the scenic surroundings and relax in the ensuite bedrooms, which combine original architectural features with contemporary touches.

Find out more

For more information about Egypt Mill, visit egyptmill.com.


Day 7 – Smokey Joe’s

The prize

Tuck into an awesome meal at Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham, choosing from an American diner style menu. From build-your-own burgers to gourmet hot dogs, nachos to American-style sandwiches, the menu certainly has something for everyone. Take friends or family along to this meal for four, which also includes desserts and delicious cocktails.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Smokey Joe’s is a quirky coffee bar and restaurant in Cheltenham’s town centre. With eccentric interiors and even its own retro gaming arcade, guests get a dining experience like no other. Serving up everything from milkshakes to unicorn hot chocolates, smores waffles and American-style dishes, Smokey Joe’s has a fun and tasty menu for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more

For more information about Smokey Joe’s, visit smokeyjoescheltenham.co.uk.


Day 8 – Go Ape

The prize

Swing from the tree tops at the Go Ape course in the Forest of Dean. Climb high and look out over the Forest of Dean and challenge yourself to reach new heights. Go Ape is offering a £120 voucher to one lucky winner to go and try out the course with friends and family.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Go Ape in the Forest of Dean is a great family day out, featuring wobbly bridges, high crossings and a zipline too. Specially adapted for young adventurers, the course is suitable for climbers as young as four.

Find out more

For more information about Go Ape, visit goape.co.uk/beechenhurst-lodge


Day 9 – Eastwood Park

The prize – Festive lunch for four with a bottle of prosecco at Eastwood Park

Start the Christmas celebrations early and win Christmas lunch for four with a bottle of prosecco at Eastwood Park. With views across the stunning grounds, the Eastwood Terrace dining space will be the perfect place to tuck into dishes including roast turkey or chocolate profiteroles with Bailey’s cream.

How to enter

This competition is now closed.

Find out more

For more information about Eastwood Park, visit eastwoodpark.co.uk.


Day 10 – The Frogmill

The prize – Three-course meal for two with a bottle of prosecco

Indulge in the ultimate foodie treat with a three-course meal and a bottle of prosecco for two people at The Frogmill, near Cheltenham. Using only the finest produce, the winner can expect sensational food from The Frogmill and tempting dishes include slow smokes barbeque beef short rib and, peanut and sesame josper fired chicken lollipops.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Frogmill is a charming Cotswold pub, wedding venue and hotel just seven miles outside of Cheltenham. With stylish interiors, luxurious bedrooms and a beautiful space for couples to tie the knot, The Frogmill also features a spacious terrace area for food and drinks during the summer months.

Find out more

For more information about The Frogmill, visit thefrogmill.co.uk.


Day 11 – The Porch House

The prize – A three-course meal and a bottle of prosecco for two people

Head to the Cotswolds for a foodie experience to remember at The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold. Diners can opt for pub classics like battered haddock and chips or a tasty beef burger.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Porch House is England’s oldest inn and combines stylish spaces with country charm and not to mention, really good food. Set in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Porch House serves up everything from breakfast to dinner and Sunday lunch, using locally-sourced ingredients.

Find out more

For more information about The Porch House, visit porch-house.co.uk.


Day 12 – Slimbridge Wetland Centre

The prize – An annual family pass for four and a £30 voucher to spend in the café at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Families can enjoy a whole year of fun as Slimbridge Wetland Centre gives away an annual pass for four, along with a £30 voucher to spend either in the café or the on-site shop.

How to enter

This competition has now ended.

Who’s behind the prize?

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of swans, geese and ducks, as well as a variety of flamingos and otters. There’s so much for families to do, with Welly Boot Land – a great place for kids to splash around, and the adventure playground with plenty of swings, slides and rope bridges to enjoy. 2020 will be an exciting year for Slimbridge with lots of new developments, so this prize couldn’t come at a better time.

Find out more

For more information about Slimbridge Wetland Centre, visit wwt.org.uk.


Day 13 – Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

The prize – A night’s stay for two at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Pack your bags for a lovely night away at a Jupiter Hotel, including Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall. Also including dinner and breakfast for two, this prize is a real treat for a relaxing getaway. Providing the perfect base for exploring Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, Bowden Hall is surrounded by stunning countryside and wonderful views.

How to enter

This competition is now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Stylish, welcoming and wonderfully charming, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel offers a great retreat for those after a relaxing staycation or a base for exploring the surrounding areas. The bar and brasserie have panoramic views that stretch out the Cotswold countryside, ideal for enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bedrooms are designed to the highest quality, offering a comfortable and relaxed stay for couples, friends or family.

Find out more

For more information about Bowden Hall Hotel, visit mercuregloucester.co.uk


Day 14 – Cowley Manor

The prize – A three-course dinner with a bottle of house wine at Cowley Manor.

The perfect spot to enjoy fantastic fine dining, Cowley Manor is giving away an unforgettable three-course dinner with a bottle of house wine. Diners will be able to take in the beautiful views from the dining room and take their pick from the stylish surroundings.

How to enter

This competition has now ended.

Who’s behind the prize?

Cowley Manor is a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant just a few miles outside Cheltenham. Offering 31 chic bedrooms, an award-winning spa and dining for hotel guests as well as Gloucestershire locals, Cowley Manor is set inside 55 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside.

Find out more

For more information about Cowley Manor, visit cowleymanor.com.


Day 15 – The Brewery Quarter

The prize – £100 to spend at Cosy Club

Decide which of your friends deserve a little extra Christmas cheer this festive season, and take them for a night out at The Brewery Quarter’s Cosy Club. With fabulously festive brunch available until Tuesday 31 December 2019 and Christmas menus from £28.95 for three courses, this fantastic voucher prize worth £100 allows you to treat the ones you love to some festive food and drink in an atmospheric location.

How to enter

This competition is now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Brewery Quarter is a leisure destination in the centre of Cheltenham, home to a range of retail, entertainment and food venues such as Cineworld ViP and 4DX, Five Guys, Cosy Club, Hollywood Bowl, The Botanist and Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf.

Find out more

For more information about The Brewery Quarter, visit thebreweryquarter.com.


Day 16 – Ian Coley

The prize – A clay shooting lesson for two

Try your hand at a shared one-hour shooting lesson with a professional instructor at Ian Coley Shooting School. Suitable for all levels of experience, the session includes gun hire, 50 clays and cartridges, all safety equipment and two complimentary Ian Coley caps to remember the day by.

How to enter

This competition is now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Ian Coley Shooting School is set within Cotswold woodland and benefits from 24 different shooting stands for all levels of experience. With both individual and group lessons available, the shooting school offers a fun day out, while providing the opportunity to brush up on shooting skills.

Find out more

For more information about the shooting school, visit iancoley.co.uk.


Day 17 – Cotswold Clubhouse

The prize – One-year soft play membership for a family of four at Cotswold Clubhouse

Families will love the chance to enjoy a whole year of membership to one of Gloucestershire’s most popular soft play facilities. Valid for a family of two adults and two children throughout 2020, this prize can be used for access at any time, and also includes 10 per cent off café prices.

How to enter

This giveaway has now ended.

Who’s behind the prize?

Cotswold Clubhouse is an activity and soft play centre that runs classes suitable for the whole family. Based within the Bourton-on-the-Water Industrial Park, the centre is just a short walk from the centre of the village. Home to a three-level soft play that’s ideal for children between the ages of three and 11, the venue offers a range of memberships for regular guests, and is also home to the North Cotswold Gymnastics and Trampolining Academy.

Find out more

For more information about Cotswold Clubhouse, visit cotswoldclubhouse.co.uk.


Day 18 – The Slaughters Manor House

The prize – A taste of The Slaughters Manor House package

Indulge in a culinary Cotswold escape to The Slaughters Manor House with this fantastic prize worth almost £400! Upon arrival, guests can enjoy a cream tea before being shown to their luxurious accommodation at the stunning Cotswold retreat. In the evening, the lucky winner and their guest will dine in the hotel’s restaurant and feast on a decadent tasting menu, created by executive chef, Nik Chappell. In the morning, after a restful night’s sleep, enjoy a full English continental breakfast with a copy of The Times newspaper to your room.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Located in the village of Lower Slaughter, in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Slaughter’s Manor House is a stylish, contemporary and luxurious country house hotel, offering an ideal location for weddings, meetings, celebrations and delicious food. The venue benefits from an award-winning restaurant with views overlooking the manor’s manicured gardens, a stunning open fireplace, and crisp white table linen.

The fineprint

This fantastic prize can be redeemed between Sunday and Friday and is valid for two guests to enjoy.

Find out more

For more information about The Slaughters Manor House, visit slaughtersmanor.co.uk.


Day 19 – Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa

The prize – Half Day Spa for two people at Hatherley Manor Spa

Two lucky prize winners can indulge in half a day of relaxation at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa, along with a two-course lunch in the spa café. Guests can choose from a 55-minute treatment each, and spend four hours using Hatherley Manor’s sauna, vitality jacuzzi pool, steam room, tepidarium, experience showers and heated loungers.

How to enter

Head over to SoGlos’s Facebook page at facebook.com/soglos to like Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa’s Facebook page and a Facebook friend.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel opened in May 2018 – transforming the popular Gloucester hotel and wedding venue into a stunning wellness destination. Offering a full range of spa treatments, ranging from ELEMIS facials to full body massages and using organic products from the Made for Life brand, The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel also gives visitors the chance to stay overnight in one of its five luxury spa bedrooms.

The fine print

The half day spa package can be redeemed from 9am to 1pm, or 1pm to 5pm; a two-course lunch can be redeemed in the spa café; two 55-minute treatments can be enjoyed as part of the package, guests can choose from: 55-minute Hatherley Spa Ritual, 55-minute ELEMIS Garden of England Rose Restore; 55-minute ELEMIS Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap; a 55-minute ELEMIS Touch Facial; 55-minute MADE FOR LIFE Body & Soul; 55-minute MADE FOR LIFE Mindful Moments.

Find out more

For more information about The Slaughters Manor House, visit hatherleymanor.com.


Day 20 – StarBistro

The prize – Afternoon tea and a night’s glamping for two at StarBistro

Enjoy an afternoon tea at StarBistro in Ullenwood, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, before tucking up in a glamping pod for the night. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds, the pods are made from environmentally-friendly wood and offer a relaxed night’s stay without the worry of pitching a tent. Afternoon tea at StarBisto includes a pot of tea, freshly baked scones, a selection of sandwiches and mini pastries.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

StarBistro is part of the National Star, which provides young people with disabilities the chance to gain work experience within hospitality and catering. Serving dishes using locally-sourced ingredients, the bistro’s menu changes regularly to suit the season.

Find out more

For more information about StarBistro, visit nationalstar.org.


Day 21 – Hillside Brewery

The prize – A brewing experience for two people at Hillside Brewery

Brew your very own beer with a brewing experience for two people at Hillside Brewery in Longhope. This hands-on experience will see the lucky winner and their guest enjoy a full day with the venue’s head brewer. They’ll get to learn about recipe development, brewing theory and the ingredients used, before tasting a range of Hillside’s classic ales over a locally sourced breakfast and lunch. Worth £160, this package makes a wonderful Christmas gift for those who love great beer, or offers the chance to create a one-of-kind beer that’s ideal for adding to stockings this festive season.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery is dedicated to producing a range of top-quality traditional ales at its brewery based in Longhope in the Forest of Dean. The brewery, which launched in May 2014, enjoys a picturesque location and uses mainly local English hop varieties along with hops from around the world to create its high-quality ales, along with a range of seasonal craft specials.

Find out more

For more information about Hillside Brewery, visit hillsidebrewery.com.


Day 22 – Everyman Theatre

The prize – A family ticket to see Tweedy Presents: The Missing Company Of Sherlock Holmes and a meet and greet with Tweedy

Fans of theatre will love the chance to meet Gloucestershire’s favourite clown in his latest show. Offering a family ticket to The Missing Company of Sherlock Holmes and a meet and greet with Tweedy himself, this fantastic prize will be a real treat for the whole family.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is undoubtedly one of Gloucestershire’s finest entertainment venues, playing host to an eclectic line-up of drama, dance, comedy, ballet, opera, and music events – not to mention its annual family-favourite pantomime.

Find out more

For more information about Everyman Theatre, visit everymantheatre.org.uk.


Day 23 – Cotswold Farm Park

The prize – One year’s family membership to Cotswold Farm Park

A family of up to four people can enjoy whole year of fun with a 12-month membership to the fantastic Cotswold Farm Park. Children can get close to small animals, drive their very own tractor, take a guided tour around the farm on a trailer and meet an array of rare breeds. There’s also an indoor soft play area, bouncy pillows and plenty of places to climb, run and explore.

How to enter

This giveaway has now closed.

Who’s behind the prize?

Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power is the home of Adam Henson – the UK’s best-known farmer, and presenter of Countryfile. The farm park was founded in 1971 by Adam’s Dad – Joe Henson, to help protect rare breeds, but has since diversified into an all-day attraction loved by families across Gloucestershire and beyond.

Find out more

For more information about Cotswold Farm Park, visit cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk.


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