10 of the most exciting new openings in Gloucestershire in April

Satisfy your appetite for new eats, refresh your wardrobe and spruce up your home this April 2023, with SoGlos highlighting 10 of the most exciting new restaurants, cafés and shops to open in Gloucestershire this month.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From homeware stores to delightful dining destinations, 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 to thrilling activity destinations.

To keep you in the loop, SoGlos rounds up 10 of the most exciting Gloucestershire openings in April 2023 that you won't want to miss...

Fioro Lounge in Cheltenham

With an eclectic interior inspired by the history of its local community, Fioro Lounge finally opened its doors to hungry guests on Wednesday 5 April 2023. 

Adding to Cheltenham's buzzing foodie scene, the new venue on Bath Road is part of The Loungers restaurant group — which owns the likes of Curio Lounge in Stroud and Toro Lounge in Cirencester — and offers a delicious all-day menu featuring burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, pappardelle con funghi and more. 

Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden in Cirencester

A brand-new dining experience from the team behind The Scenic Supper, Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden is a family- and dog-friendly café and restaurant located on the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, with a menu that showcases local, seasonal produce grown on-site or within 25 miles of the venue. 

It officially opened on Friday 7 April 2023 and offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, Ritual Roasters coffee and takeaway food daily — plus, there's an evening dinner service with an 'elevated' style in the main restaurant from Thursday to Saturday, too. 

little dobbies in Cheltenham

Passionate plant lovers and green-fingered Gloucestershire residents rejoice! little dobbies finally opened its brand-new Cheltenham store on Thursday 27 April 2023, offering everything from gorgeous, rare specimen houseplants to thoughtful gifts and homeware. 

Plus, visitors can even pick up a fresh coffee or hot chocolate to take away, with a range of hot drinks available on-site, too. 

Søstrene Grene in Cheltenham

Opening its first Gloucestershire store at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham on Friday 28 April 2023, Danish retail company Søstrene Grene promises to 'introduce shoppers to a wonderful world of Scandinavian interiors, hobby items, small furniture, kitchen items and art and craft supplies'.

Affectionately known as a 'little Ikea', shoppers can introduce some traditional Danish hygge into their everyday lives.

270 Climbing Park near Gloucester

Making for an adventurous family day out — or even a training ground for the next generation of Olympic-level climbers — the new 270 Climbing Park in Bentham had its soft launch in April 2023. 

Thrill-seekers can take on the tallest outdoor high ropes course in Europe, towering a lofty 21 metres above ground.

REISS in Cheltenham

With spring sun and warmer weather on the horizon, there's no better time to give your wardrobe a refresh.

Shoppers will be pleased to see that popular clothing store, REISS, on Cheltenham's promenade reopened on Tuesday 25 April 2023, after a refurbishment, with its Spring-Summer 2023 collection in store now. 

Barbour in Cirencester

Luxury lifestyle brand, Barbour, opened a new store in Cirencester on Saturday 22 April 2023, offering heritage fashion lovers a new location to get their wax jacket fix.

Before now, the closest Barbour store was located across the border at Oxfordshire's Bicester village, with the new location being the only standalone store in the county. 

The Coffee Box in Shurdington 

Providing a cute new place to get your caffeine fix, The Coffee Box has opened at The Dawn Nurseries and Garden Centre near Cheltenham.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm, visitors to the new café can expect locally sourced coffee from Ethical Addictions Coffee Roasters served from a converted horsebox trailer; freshly handmade cakes from Emshira Passion for Cakes; and plenty of comfy bench seating and sofas to relax — a great spot to kick back after browsing for plants at the garden centre.

Aslan's Turkish Restaurant and Meze Bar in Coleford

Previously known as Ritmo Tapas Bar, the newly renamed Aslan's Turkish Restaurant and Meze Bar in Coleford reopened its doors on Friday 7 April 2023 after an extensive refurbishment.

The restaurant — which has been a staple of the town's restaurant scene for 10 years — offers diners a cosy and laid-back vibe, with hot and cold Turkish meze dishes and platters on offer and plenty for vegetarians to tuck into, too.

The Glasshouse Café at Miserden

After three weeks of extensive refurbishment, The Glasshouse Café at Miserden reopened doors on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

Offering a picturesque spot to relax after exploring the award-winning garden, this foodie hot spot serves up homemade cakes from Lavender Bakehouse; plant-based, meaty or gluten free home cooked lunches; and delicious mugs of Clifton Coffee. The Glasshouse Café is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. 

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