5 most exciting new openings coming to Gloucestershire in October 2023

Flex your roller skating skills, tuck into smashed burgers and try your hand at baking this October 2023, with SoGlos handpicking five of the most exciting new openings in Gloucestershire this month.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From new tap rooms to bakeries to get your sugar fix, SoGlos rounds up the most exciting Gloucestershire openings to make a beeline for this month.

Gloucestershire is brimming with exciting new openings popping up across the county each month, featuring everything from new foodie hotspots using locally sourced ingredients to thrilling roller disco destinations.

To give you a taste, SoGlos rounds up five of the most exciting Gloucestershire openings in October 2023 that you won't want to miss...

Roller Express at Gloucester Quays

The first dedicated roller disco venue in the county is rolling into Gloucester Quays, with a brand-new 8,000 sq ft unit set to open this October 2023.

While an official opening date is yet to be confirmed, Roller Express is expected to open during October half term, and will be available to visit seven days a week throughout the day and into the evening, offering 34 skating sessions per week with two hours of skating costing from just £5.

Mooba Street Food, Cheltenham 

Starting as a passion project back in 2022 and famous for its smash burgers, Mooba Street Food has taken on residency at Rouge Bar in Cheltenham, this October 2023.

The business works closely alongside local businesses from Meat Matters to create its own blend of native bred free range dry aged beef, offering everything from the 'Dirty Mooba' featuring a brioche bun, smash beef patty, streaky bacon, Swiss cheese, American cheese, caramelised onions and chipotle mayo to chilli beef fries — as well as plant based options, too. 

Mooba Street Food is now open. 

The Curious Deli, Cheltenham

Attached to its 'hip sister' The Curious Cafe, the Bath Road brunch spot has officially launched its newest venture in October 2023, The Curious Deli

Working with local suppliers, diners can enjoy indulgent treats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweets too. The deli will be open from Monday to Saturday, from 7am until 5pm. 

The Curious Deli is now open. 

Cotswold Cakes & Bakes/Cake and Sugarcraft Boutique, Cheltenham 

Cotswold Cakes & Bakes moved to its new premises on Church Road in Bishops Cleeve on Thursday 5 October 2023, offering pastries, scones, savouries, afternoon tea, breakfast baps, coffees, teas, milkshakes and more. 

As from October 2023, visitors will be able to enjoy the businesses latest coffee shop, as well as a range of new classes so that the team can share their skills and knowledge — whether it's baking, decorating cupcakes, creating models or flowers.

Cotswold Cakes & Bakes is now open. 

The Hop Kettle Brewery Tap Room at Gloucester Food Dock

The highly anticipated £3.5 million Gloucester Food Dock will be opening its first venue, The Hop Kettle Brewery Tap Room, this October 2023. 

While an official opening date has not yet been confirmed, the venue will be bringing live music, comedy nights, pop-up kitchens and a host of independent beers, spirits and wines to the hotly anticipated foodie development, as well as marking its fourth UK opening for the brewer.

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