It’s time to cosy up in the Cotswolds and indulge in a scrumptious hot chocolate, with SoGlos finding 9 delicious and decadent drinks that you won’t be able to resist!
Whether you’re after lashings of whipped cream, mounds of marshmallows - or an exciting new flavour, there are plenty of places to get your hot chocolate fix in and around the Cotswolds this winter.
Luxe Café Bar in Cirencester
Get your sugar fix at the Cotswolds’ most Insta-friendly café, with Luxe offering Terry’s Chocolate Orange and After Eight flavoured hot chocolates as part of its winter menu; as well as its staple Nutella and Biscoff hot chocolates, which taste even better next to its pretty pink flower wall.
Coach House Coffee in Stow-on-the-Wold
Offering a selection of scrumptious hot chocolates in the heart of the Cotswolds, Coach House Coffee sets the bar high with regular twists on the classic and past flavours including Kinder Bueno, Biscoff, honeycomb and After Eight.
Blockley Café near Moreton-in-Marsh
Whipping up luxurious hot chocs using premium, single origin chocolate tablets from Kokoa Collection, Blockley Café serves everything from white hot chocolate from the Ivory Coast to decadently rich dark hot chocolate, made from Madagascan beans. Add cream, marshmallows and flavoured syrups to satisfy your sweet tooth, or a coffee shot for an extra buzz.
Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford
Just down the road from Stroud, Lavender Bakehouse and Coffee Shop offers delicious drinks that are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings, creating decadent hot chocolates topped with whipped cream, as well as a candy cane option especially for the festive season!
Jacks in Cirencester
Hot chocolate connoisseurs can enjoy seasonal specials at Jacks in Cirencester, with delightful flavours like cream-topped Biscoff and boozy Baileys drinking chocolates on the menu; as well as the crowd-pleasing classic hot chocolate, served with cream and marshmallows.
Campden Coffee and Crystals in Chipping Campden
Doubling up as a fully-stocked crystal shop, as well as a hotspot for great coffee, chocolate-lovers can seek a moment of calm at Campden Coffee and Crystals, snuggling up in a comfortable sofa to devour a decadent chocolatey treat, complete with lashings of whipped cream.
Café 53 in Tetbury
With its very own secret water garden, Café 53 offers a tranquil escape in the Cotswold town of Tetbury, delivering on rich flavour with its indulgent hot chocolate, lovingly made with pure Belgian chocolate flakes. It has some sensational festive specials on offer too, with hot chocolate flavours like Black Forest gateau, English toffee and white raspberry ripple – with a plant-based coconut chai hot chocolate for vegan visitors.
New England Coffee House in Stow-on-the-Wold
Perfect for cosying up in the Cotswolds, New England Coffee House in Stow-on-the-Wold offers indulgent hot chocolates made with chocolate flakes from The Cotswold Chocolate Company – served with marshmallows, of course.
Tisanes Tea Room in Broadway
This traditional Cotswold tea shop near Broadway's war memorial offers a boozy take on the classic hot chocolate with its brandy-laced Chocolate Royale; while there's an alcohol-free version, topped with fresh whipped cream or marshmallows, to keep designated drivers and chocolate-loving children happy, too.