Wednesday 21 October 2020

12 of the best brunch spots in Gloucestershire

Packed with places for perfect pancakes, supreme sausages and extravagant eggs benedict, SoGlos has rounded up some of the best spots for brunch in Gloucestershire, and there’s even one with a chocolate fountain!

Too late for breakfast and not feeling like lunch? It’s brunching time!

With brunch fast becoming a millennials’ meal of choice, there is no end of amazing places to dine in Gloucestershire, from incredible buffets through to perfectly stacked portions of pancakes, SoGlos has rounded up the very best brunch spots in Gloucestershire.

About the sponsor – Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park is a stylish and contemporary independent hotel, famous for its golf course and more recently, its indulgent Sunday Brunch.

Located close to the centre of Tewkesbury, the hotel offers a range of cosy rooms and opulent suites, and benefits from a recent £10 million renovation.

This destination resort boasts a fantastic restaurant offering afternoon tea, dinner, breakfasts and a memorable Sunday Brunch.

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1. Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park’s Sunday brunch offering is something quite special! Offering a buffet-style range of hot and cold delights, the menu features locally-sourced and seasonal produce, a fresh salad bar, hot and plentiful breakfast items and a poached egg bar with toppings including smashed avocado or pulled pork with hollandaise.

Guests are invited to fill one plate with savoury treats, and a second with desserts, where options include pastries, cakes and sweets, with a range of fruit and marshmallows – perfect for dipping in the flowing chocolate fountain.

2. Botanica Coffee Kitchen

Despite being fairly new to Gloucestershire, having opened in the autumn of 2018, Botanica Coffee Kitchen has made quite a name for itself in Cheltenham as a must-visit brunching destination.

Serving up incredible breakfasts and brunches alongside locally-sourced artisan coffee from its home on The Bramery Business Park, Botanica Coffee Kitchen also stocks a range of stunning plants to purchase too.

3. The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen

Stylish and with the most incredible freakshake menu, The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen is a great choice for a more traditional brunch near to Stroud.

Diners can tuck into smashed avocado and chilli on toasted ciabatta; American-style pancakes; and the ultimate stack of sweetcorn pancakes, too. What’s more, with bottomless prosecco available on the weekends, it’s high on our favourites for a boozy brunch.

4. Bottle of Sauce

While Cheltenham’s hipster-cantina is known for its burgers, pizzas and beer, Bottle of Sauce also serves up mighty fine grub on its weekend brunch menu.

From fluffy buttermilk pancakes and eggs benedict, through to a tasty full English, featuring locally-sourced sausages, streaky bacon, black pudding, hash browns and more.

5. He Says She Waffles

Those wanting a sweeter start to the day should head to Cirencester’s He Says She Waffles where there are unlimited combinations of sweet and savoury waffles to enjoy.

Some of our favourites are the jelly and ice cream waffle and the salted caramel waffle, while there are also savoury options to choose from including the bacon, mushroom and tomato waffle, and the nacho waffle.

6. Smokey Joe’s

Smokey Joe’s Café Bar and Diner is a super-cool location for brunch, filled with retro memorabilia, and with its own games arcade to use while you’re waiting for your food, the venue is perfect if you want some snaps for Instagram as well as a tasty meal!

Offering a range of build-your-own burgers, American sandwiches and sweet waffles, this is a great place for families and those looking for a fun and alternative brunch stop.

7. The Roastery

Located in the Gloucester suburb of Quedgeley, The Roastery is an independent coffee shop with a brilliant food offering.

Alongside a range of delicious cakes, pastries and sausage rolls, the venue serves up an excellent stack of bacon pancakes dripping in maple syrup and dusted with icing sugar.

8. Lynwood and Co

With branches in Lechlade, Fairford and across the Cotswolds, Lynwood & Co Café prides itself on serving delicious independent coffee and honest food since 2015.

Tasty options include smashed avocado, the Lynwood fry breakfast, and sourdough bacon sandwiches; all with plenty of hot and cold drink options to wash it down with.

9. Jacks

Jacks tea room and Kitchen is located in Cirencester, offering an epic brunch selection including butties, granola, artisan toast and American buttermilk pancakes with streaky bacon.

This cute Cotswold tearoom also sells delicious cakes, with the option to dine al fresco in the summer in the courtyard garden that’s linked to the Corinium museum.

10. Lavender Bakehouse

Stroud’s ever-popular Lavender Bakehouse is known for its delicious cakes and coffee, but also offers tasty brunch dishes daily until 12.30pm.

Buttermilk pancakes, eggs benedict and traditional English breakfasts are all available from this quaint coffee shop in the village of Chalford.

11. The Fire Station

Serving up its signature bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, The Fire Station in Cheltenham knows a thing or two about creating an offering that you just have to try.

Take your pick from bottomless prosecco, bellinis, mimosas or Bloody Marys, and check out the tasty choices including buttermilk fried chicken, American pancakes and eggs benedict.

12. Hubble Bubble Coffee House

Independent Gloucester coffee house Hubble Bubble has been serving up delicious brunch in the city since 2013.

Just a stone’s throw from Gloucester Cathedral, this lovely restaurant serves up a range of smashed avocado options, bagels topped with crispy bacon and cream cheese, and the famous Gloucestoaster – a Double Gloucester grilled cheese sandwich, served up on Hobbs House bread with Hubble Bubble’s signature garlic butter. Delicious!

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Tuesday 17 December 2019

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