6 most exciting new openings coming to Gloucestershire in May 2024

Flex your muscles at the county's latest bespoke gym, tuck into Middle-Eastern inspired dishes direct from London and spin a vinyl or two in the Forest this May 2024, with SoGlos handpicking six of the most exciting new openings in Gloucestershire this month.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From quirky restaurants and beautiful fitness facilities to record stores and historic pubs, SoGlos rounds up the most exciting Gloucestershire openings to make a beeline for this month.

Featuring everything from unique restaurants bringing the best bits of East London's buzzing food scene to the Cotswolds and historic pubs saved by the community to the county's newest record store, Gloucestershire is teeming with exclusive new openings, popping up all over the county each month. 

To give you a taste, SoGlos rounds up six of the most exciting Gloucestershire openings in May 2024... 

Pit Kitchen at Todenham Manor Farm

Promising an unapologetically casual vibe and big flavours, Pit Kitchen is relocating its Middle Eastern-inspired foodie hub to Todenham Manor Farm in the Cotswolds this May 2024, with a vision to bring the best bits of East London’s buzzing food scene to a beautiful Cotswold setting.

With doors open to hungry foodies from Wednesday 8 May 2024, the new site is set to be a rustic but comfortable affair, built using recycled materials and catering to more guests than ever, seating 100 diners under cover, as well as accompanied by expansive countryside views stretching across the Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire borders past Moreton-in-Marsh. 

The Black Horse Inn at Cranham

Part of Cranham life for hundreds of years, having first opened at the beginning of the 17th century, The Black Horse Inn has been saved by the Gloucestershire community, who collectively raised a whopping £260,900 to keep it open. 

With the inn now fully open following eight months of renovations, visitors can expect traditional features and a warm atmosphere, paying homage to The Black Horse's rich history, as it starts a brand-new chapter as an independently run, community owned pub — as well as cracking food and drinks menus. Plus, it's only a stone's throw away from the popular walking route, the Cotswold Way.

No.1 Cheltenham

Brand-new restaurant, No.1 Cheltenham, is replacing Hebe on Bayshill Road this May 2024, with chef Patron Adrain Coulthard, chef Alexandra McBride and manager Chris Kong — family member of the original The Mayflower Restaurant — serving up an exciting menu of modern British cuisine.

Opening from Wednesday 15 May 2024, the new eatery promises visitors a relaxed dining experience in a vibrant open plan kitchen and restaurant, serving light lunches, traditional afternoon tea and dinner — all featuring fresh, local produce.

Rockit Records in the Forest of Dean 

Formerly Forest Vinyl, Rockit Records is opening on Saturday 11 May 2024 in a brand-new location in the characterful town of Coleford in the Forest of Dean.

Promising a wide range of pressed favourites, the new store aims to continue providing a quality service and collection to music lovers in and around the Forest and beyond.

Fifth Gym in Stroud

Previously known as Fifth Dimension, Fifth Gym will open doors to keen fitness enthusiasts at its new location at Stonehouse Business Park, next to Costa Coffee, on Saturday 11 May 2024.

A community-led, independent gym with a passion for health and fitness, the new £2 million venue is set over three floors with highlights including a wellness centre with massage, sauna and steam rooms, as well as muscle recovery and relaxation; plus a coffee and juice bar lounge offering a space to refuel and hang out with like-minded people. 

Moss at Gloucester Quays

Leading men's tailoring brand, Moss, opened its first store in Gloucester at Gloucester Quays on Saturday 4 May 2024.

Providing 1,984 sq ft of versatile menswear, from smart tailoring to casual daywear and accessories, the new Moss store will showcase the brand's new SS24 collection, alongside a collection of all-season styles encompassing workwear, formalwear and black-tie.

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