Gloucestershire reviews

Read independent Gloucestershire reviews written by SoGlos’s experienced journalists.

Eastnor Castle was a wonderful family day out just beyond the border

Eastnor Castle review

A family day out combining history, nature and lots of play! Eastnor Castle is a 19th century castle set just beyond the border...

Spamalot was frivolous, funny and a whole lot of fun! All images © Trevtography

Spamalot review at the Everyman Theatre

Silly slapstick, sparkling costumes and even singalong songs; Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society’s brilliant adaptation...

SoGlos dove right into the delicious offerings at The Stable Cheltenham.

The Stable Cheltenham Review

Known for its innovative menu and vast selection of heavenly ciders, The Stable has become a firm favourite on Cheltenham’s...

A ‘steptacular’ performance by pop group Steps, Cheltenham Town Football Club’s first big music concert.

Steps review at Cheltenham Town FC's LCI Rail Stadium

Pop royalty Steps took the stage by storm at Cheltenham Town Football Club’s LCI Rail Stadium with a ‘steptacular’...

One Minute drew audiences into an intriguing drama, set in London.

One Minute review at The Barn Theatre

A unique theatre experience in the Cotswolds; The Barn Theatre cemented its flourishing reputation with incredible drama One...

Image © Gem Hall Photography.

Giffords Circus My Beautiful Circus review

Bursting into life for another year armed with a new big top and a dazzling show to boot, Giffords Circus came up trumps once...

Quintessential British entertainment; The Importance of Being Earnest is a flawless comedy by Split Second Productions.

Split Second Productions' The Importance of Being Earnest review

Two actors, seven characters and one incredible show – Split Second Productions breathed new life into Oscar Wilde’s...

The Highway Rat Trail at Beechenhurst Lodge in the Forest of Dean

The Highway Rat Activity Trail review

The Highway Rat Trail gives children the chance to venture around the Forest of Dean, searching for characters from the popular...

Drama at its best; The Winslow Boy is a must-see at the Everyman Theatre.

The Winslow Boy review at Everyman Theatre

A gripping drama that sets the personal against the political, The Winslow Boy follows one father’s fight for justice....

SoGlos tucked into a delicious three-course meal at The Drawing Room in Cheltenham.

The Drawing Room restaurant in Cheltenham review

A hidden gem in the heart of Cheltenham, The Drawing Room restaurant ticks all the boxes for truly exceptional dining, from...

Forest School at Rendcomb College was our muddiest review yet

Forest School at Rendcomb College review

Encouraging learning in an outdoor environment, Rendcomb College is right to be proud of its Forest School. So, the school...

Jaimie Pruden as Lilly Craven in The Secret Garden at The Barn Theatre

The Secret Garden review at The Barn Theatre

A contemporary twist on the classic novel, The Secret Garden perfectly blends heartbreaking ballads with uplifting folk-rock...

Severn & Wye’s bustling open-plan restaurant is a seafood triumph.

The Barn Restaurant at Severn & Wye review

The Forest of Dean has a new foodie hotspot to seek out since Severn & Wye’s The Barn opened last year, and the restaurant...

Expect love, war and an epic story during Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong.

Birdsong review at the Everyman Theatre

Juxtaposing personal tragedies with worldwide turmoil, Sebastian Faulks’ epic story, Birdsong, was compelling, heart-breaking,...

The SoGlos team headed to The Royal Oak in search of the perfect Sunday roast.

Sunday Lunch at The Royal Oak Tetbury #SoGlosTeamReview

Winding through the picture-perfect Cotswold countryside on our way to The Royal Oak Tetbury, the SoGlos team couldn’t...

The Old Courthouse, the new pub restaurant replacing Jamie’s Italian Cheltenham, offers a relaxed place to drink, dine and play Scrabble!

The Old Courthouse review

The jury’s out on just what Jamie Oliver would think of The Old Courthouse, the new Cheltenham pub restaurant which has replaced...

Quartet proved the perfect play with an excellent cast and plenty of laughs.

Quartet review at the Everyman Theatre

Shining a hilarious light onto the woes of ageing, Quartet offered uplifting entertainment peppered with dirty jokes, farcical...

Dominated by an impressive Regency dome, The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham has transformed the stunning Grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda.

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie review

Come for the stunning interiors, stay for the incredible cuisine, return time-and-time-again for the impeccable service. The...

The SoGlos team jumped at the chance of trying Cheltenham’s newest fitness hot spot.

Fluid Pilates Bootcamp #SoGlosTeamReview

Armed with water bottles, gym leggings and a curiosity to try out Cheltenham’s latest fitness class, the SoGlos girls...

Here’s what the SoGlos team thought of breakfast at Bill’s Gloucester.

Bill's Gloucester Quays breakfast #SoGlosTeamReview

With a Friday feeling in the air and rumbling appetites in tow, the SoGlos team headed to Bill’s Gloucester Quays to...

SoGlos headed to Storyteller Restaurant to sample their original offering.

Storyteller Restaurant review

With a menu of exotic meats spanning everything from kangaroo to buffalo, SoGlos headed to Cheltenham’s Storyteller Restaurant...

Enjoy a sprinkling of fairy tale magic at the Roses Theatre. All images © Jack Boskett.

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Roses Theatre review

Featuring sparkling sets, singalong songs and a sprinkling of magic, Sleeping Beauty was a dream of a pantomime at the Roses...

Enjoy a festive celebration of Gloucestershire past and present at the Everyman Theatre.

A Gloucestershire Midwinter review at Everyman Theatre

A delightfully seasonal show complete with Christmas carols, mummers, wassailing and even a sprinkling of snow, A Gloucestershire...

Dick Whittington and His Cat is a simply irresistible show. All images © Antony Thompson, Thousand Word Media.

Dick Whittington and His Cat review at Everyman Theatre

From London Town to foreign shores, with a good dose of Gloucestershire for good measure, Dick Whittington transported audiences...

Cowley Manor’s Malt Restaurant offers a stylish setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Malt Restaurant at Cowley Manor review

Design-led Cotswold hotel, Cowley Manor, not only offers a luxurious place to stay but also has an inviting restaurant that’s...

Expect impressive views when staying in the Best Room at Cowley Manor.

Cowley Manor Hotel review

Cocooned in a charming setting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cowley Manor offers a luxurious hotel experience as soon as you...

Cheltenham’s Ben Ryan Hair offers a stylish and welcoming salon experience.

Ben Ryan Hair review

Ben Ryan Hair, Cheltenham’s upmarket new salon in the heart of Pittville, was the destination of choice for a style update...

The SoGlos team challenged their inner artists with Rachel Shilston.

Rachel Shilston Inspiring Creativity #SoGlosTeamReview

Proving that she could inspire creativity even among the artistically challenged SoGlos team, Rachel Shilston lent her expertise...

SoGlos’s Monday was brightened up thanks to How The Other Half Loves.

How The Other Half Loves review

Combining farce, slapstick and laugh-out-loud comedy, Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves is an unmissable tour de force...

Expect delicious food, a warm welcome, and a cosy setting at The Maytime Inn.

The Maytime Inn review

A midweek break in the Cotswolds is the perfect way to enjoy some R&R, with The Maytime Inn near Burford providing a charming...

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