10 of Gloucestershire's tastiest burgers

Get ready to sink your teeth into our round up of 10 of Gloucestershire's tastiest burgers, with everything from classic cheeseburgers and veggie options, to the more unusual peanut butter and jelly burger.

Whether you like classic beef, chargrilled chicken, spicy pulled pork or veggie, there’s nothing like tucking into a burger and chips for the ultimate comfort food.

Sure to have you hankering for a hearty treat, SoGlos has rounded up 10 of the tastiest burgers in Gloucestershire sponsored by Bill’s Cheltenham, with something to tempt every palate to indulge.

For more information, see Bill's Cheltenham, call (01242) 220775, or visit bills-website.co.uk directly.

1. Bill's Cheltenham

Whether you’re looking to get your burger fix at lunch or dinner, laidback all-day dining venue, Bill’s Cheltenham, has a choice of burgers on its varied menu. Meat lovers can tuck into the classic Bill’s hamburger, which can be topped with cheddar cheese, smoked streaky bacon and guacamole, while you can also have it carb-free with salad and tzatziki instead of fries and a bun.

For an alternative, choose the lamb burger which is topped with whipped lemon feta, sweet chilli sauce, roasted red pepper, rocket, cucumber, red onion and tzatziki, while there’s also a buttermilk chicken burger and a veggie halloumi burger to tempt diners.

2. Real Burger

Whether you’re daring enough to try the ghost chilli burger, intrigued by the peanut butter and jelly option, or want to plump for a classic cheeseburger, Cheltenham’s Real Burger has something to tempt all taste buds.

The popular independently run burger joint uses 100 per cent Gloucestershire beef for its handmade patties, freshly baked bread for its buns, and an array of creative toppings, with the business set to grow even bigger when it moves to new premises on Winchcombe Street this autumn.

3. Jolly Nice

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Housed in a former petrol station between Stroud and Cirencester, Jolly Nice is known across Gloucestershire for its tasty burgers that are made from rare breed shorthorn beef reared on the family farm in Westonbirt.

Diners can expect to tuck into burgers sandwiched in a brioche bun and topped with tangy Somerset cheddar, free range applewood smoked bacon, rapeseed mayo, spiced ketchup, caramelised onions and salad. And if you have room, don’t miss sampling Harriet’s Jolly Nice ice-cream for dessert!

4. The Halfway House

Escape to the country for a tasty burger fix at The Halfway House, a laidback pub set in a secluded location in Kineton near Guiting Power, with the menu specialising in serving dishes made from local, seasonal ingredients.

With four burgers to choose from there’s something for everyone, including a beef option with smoked baconnaise; a chicken fillet with battered harissa mushrooms; a halloumi burger with chilli-glazed onions; and the innovative seafood option made from crayfish, prawns, salmon and garlic mussels.

5. The Tavern

A trendy bar and restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham, diners can expect homemade, artisan burgers at The Tavern, made from only the best-quality beef and cooked to tender perfect, with sweet potato fries the perfect accompaniment.

Whether you’re hankering for a classic Tavern burger; the Pulled Pork with barbecue sauce; Chilli Cheese with green chilli slaw, Siracha and American cheese; or a French Dip with brisket, jalapenos, fontina, and dip gravy, there’s plenty of delicious choice.

6. The Ox Cheltenham

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Purveyors of top notch steaks, The Ox Cheltenham also offers a mean take on a burger, with its focus on serving quality meat for its patties, which are made in-house from trimmings of fillet and bavette cuts of meat and seasoning.

The burgers are cooked to perfection and topped with Ogleshield, a creamy Somerset cheese, homemade burger ranch dressing, gem lettuce, a slice of tomato, and gherkin, with buns from award-winning Cheltenham bakery, The Sandwich Box.

7. The Bottle of Sauce

A buzzing hub for eating, drinking and socialising, The Bottle of Sauce cooks up an enticing range of burgers, with the beef patties ground in house from dry-aged prime cuts, and served in a sesame seed bun.

Choices of the tempting menu include The Cluck with marinated buttermilk chicken, sweetcorn slaw, cucumber pickle and chipotle aioli; the Big D with beef, crispy bacon, cheddar, Dodo burger mayo and caramelised onions; and the Mushroom Man with braised garlic, aged cheddar, burger mayo and pickled red onions.

8. Bar Greyhound

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Located in the centre of Stroud, Bar Greyhound is an independent café and bar offering a range of hot food including a tempting array of burgers that span beef, pork, chicken and veggie options, and the choice of swapping classic fries for sweet potato chips.

Fans of spice will enjoy sampling the Mexican Hot burger that’s topped with cheese, salsa, sour cream, and chilli jam; while The Italian, complete with mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and pesto mayo, offers a sophisticated take on the classic.

9. Brewhouse & Kitchen

While small independent pub group, Brewhouse & Kitchen, specialises in brewing and serving craft ale, the menu also includes an array of burgers that are the perfect pairing to a pint or two.

With restaurants at Gloucester Quays and The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham, diners can expect everything from spicy jerk chicken to classic burgers, while The Ridiculous Burger, which includes two beef patties, barbecue pulled pork, smoked bacon, onion rings, Monterey Jack cheese, and relish, is for serious meat lovers.

10. The Farmers Boy Inn

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While it’s famed for hosting its monthly Big Ugly Challenge, serving a gut-busting 12” prime beef burger topped with cheddar, onion relish and served with chips and onion rings, to see who can complete the man v food contest first, The Farmers Boys Inn in Longhope also offers more digestible takes on the classic.

Diners can choose from The Original Farmers Boy Wow burger served with grilled bacon and mature cheddar; the hickory pulled pork and beef option accompanied by crunchy slaw; and the roasted vegetable stack complete with grilled halloumi and garlic mayo.

Have we missed off your favourite Gloucestershire burger joint? Share your top choice with SoGlos readers by leaving a comment below.

By Anna Marshall

© SoGlos
Tuesday 12 September 2017

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