7 most exciting new openings coming to Gloucestershire in August 2023

Take a trip down memory lane with retro gaming, try out a new fitness studio and indulge in new restaurants and bars this August 2023, with SoGlos highlighting some of the most exciting new restaurants, cafes and shops to open in Gloucestershire this month.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From unique fitness studios to nostalgic shopping destinations, SoGlos rounds up the most exciting Gloucestershire openings you won't want to miss this month.

Featuring everything from nostalgia-packed shops to unique bars, Gloucestershire is brimming with exclusive new openings, popping up all over the county each month.

To give you a taste, SoGlos rounds up seven of the most exciting Gloucestershire openings in August 2023...

33 The Rum Bar, Cheltenham

Set to open its doors to revellers on Friday 11 August 2023, 33 The Rum Bar will be the latest addition to Cheltenham's buzzing bar scene. 

Rum enthusiasts can expect an exciting menu featuring a new spin on the popular June bug; a spiced pineapple sour; and a classic old fashioned; as well as a variety of rum flavours such as mango and spiced — and it's dog friendly, too! 

Anatolian Palace, Gloucester

With restaurants located in nearby Worcester and further afield in Stafford, Anatolian Palace is set to open doors to hungry guests at Gloucester Quays in the third week of August 2023. 

While the finer details such as an official opening date and menu are still under wraps, the Turkish Mediterranean restaurant is expected to serve up hot and cold meze; pide Turkish pizzas; traditional grills; fish dishes; vegetarian options; and more. 

Ki-Sabor, Cheltenham

A brand-new Brazilian themed restaurant is opening on Regent Street opposite The Beefy Boys in Cheltenham town centre.

Ki-Sabor's new Instagram page features, so far, a delicious-looking selection of classic Brazilian desserts such as mousse de limão — a traditional lemon mousse and family-favourite in Brazil; and pudim de leite condensado — a creamy Brazilian-style flan made from condensed milk.

Ki-Sabor is now open.

Retro Sect, Tewkesbury

Fancy a blast to the past? Located at Kenard Business Centre at Gannaway Lane in Tewkesbury, those with a taste for nostalgia can look forward to the launch of Retro Sect — a new shop filled with old-school games consoles and video games, toys, computers, remote-controlled vehicles, audio-visual equipment, video cassettes, posters, clothes and much more.

Showcasing and selling a plethora of 1980s and 1990s memorabilia, including classic cars, the store is set to open its doors to visitors on Saturday 12 August 2023.

Zizzi, Gloucester Quays

Following a major refurbishment, popular Italian chain restaurant Zizzi is reopening in Gloucester Quays this August, with a colourful revamp.

As part of the restaurants' make over, mural artist Adam Bartlett was selected by Zizzi to create a mural depicting the long history of Gloucester Docks, the Victorian Warehouses and other parts of Gloucestershire.

Zizzi is now open.

P.I.LATES, Cheltenham

Gloucestershire fitness fans rejoice! Those in the county can experience the transformative power of pilates at P.I.LATES in Cheltenham, strengthening your body, increasing flexibility and improving wellbeing when the new studio opens at Normandy House this summer.

Its expert team, led by owners and instructors Pip Barker and Isla Thomson, are dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals through the art of pilates.

P.I.LATES is now open.

Hotpod Yoga, Cheltenham

With the ethos that 'yoga has the power to make everyone feel great, whatever their version of great may be', yogis will be thrilled to have a new venue to practice immersive hot yoga in, with Hotpod Yoga opening in Cheltenham.

While an opening date is yet to be confirmed, the studio is expected to open late August 2023.

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