5 most exciting new openings coming to Gloucestershire in July 2024

Relax at the county's latest wellness garden, tuck into Chinese-inspired dishes at Dunkertons and enjoy a unique summer staycation in the Cotswolds this July 2024, with SoGlos handpicking five of the most exciting new openings in Gloucestershire this month.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From luxurious wellness gardens to delightful dining destinations, SoGlos rounds up the most exciting Gloucestershire openings to make a beeline for this month.

Featuring everything from re-imagined riverside restaurants to restorative wellness gardens, Gloucestershire is bursting with exciting new openings, popping up across the county each month.

To give you a taste, SoGlos rounds up five of the most exciting Gloucestershire openings in July 2024 that you won't want to miss...

Dr Foster at Gloucester Docks

Promising the essence of a classic pub with a modern twist, Gloucester Docks’ popular riverside drinks venue, Dr Foster’s, will reopen this summer as a gastropub with a fresh and re-imagined concept, after being purchased by acclaimed Hereford restaurant group, A Rule of Tum. 

Opening doors to keen revellers on Friday 12 July 2024, visitors to the newly rebranded Dr Foster can expect a diverse menu featuring brunch dishes such as Foster’s Baked Eggs with yogurt, 'nduja sausage crumb, dukkah and sourdough; and tempting evening meals like the classic chicken, thyme and leek pie, served with A Rule of Tum’s famous buttered mash potato. 

Popeyes in Gloucester

After winging its way across to the UK, Gloucestershire foodies can get finally their Louisiana chicken fix — with signature Cajun gravy and fries on the side — following plans to launch Gloucester’s first ever Popeyes site at St Oswalds Retail Park this July 2024.

Officially opening doors on Monday 8 July 2024, hungry diners can expect Popeyes famous fresh marinated chicken — served either classic or spicy — as well as breakfast items, fast-food goodies and shakes, including its brand-new, Big Brekkie Wrap and Buffalo Ranch Sandwich.

Phat Boi at Dunkertons in Cheltenham

Foodies across Gloucestershire will soon have a brand-new dining destination to visit, as dim sum and ramen company, Phat Boi, is set to take up a permanent residency at Dunkertons Cider in Cheltenham, this July 2024. 

While an official opening date is yet to be confirmed, the noodle hub is expected to bring a taste of China to Cheltenham this month, specialising in ramen noodle dishes and dim sum, selling a signature range of shao mai, xiaolongbao and wonton.

Wellness garden at Burleigh Court in Stroud

The boutique Burleigh Court Hotel in Stroud has a brand-new wellbeing offering designed with locals in mind, with a new spa garden due to be completed in July 2024

The new Wellness Garden is described as a 'nature spa' offering a tranquil environment to roll out a mat for some open air yoga; slip into a hot tub and soak in the spectacular views across the Stroud Valley; or lounge next to the hotel's 100-year-old listed plunge pool, which has been lovingly restored. 

New shepherds huts at Cotswold Farm Park

Ideal for romantic getaways in the Cotswolds countryside, popular animal attraction Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power launches two new shepherds huts for summer staycations.

Available from July 2024, each hand-crafted hut sleeps two with a comfy double bed, private bathroom and outdoor barbecue, not to mention its own garden. 

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