Monday, 16 January 2017

Coffee Break #31 Back on My Old Stomping Ground at School House Café

There’s a new Café in St Paul’s, an area of Cheltenham, which thanks to its student population, is going through a bit of redevelopment. School House Café is built in the lobby of what was once St Paul’s school; the school closed in 1980 and has since been used by the church. When I was little, it was actually my playgroup, and where the café is located is in the same area I would have once hung up my coat on my peg.  

Monday, 2 January 2017

Something a Bit Special #16 Cotteswold’s Creamy Lemon Chicken

Cotteswold Dairy is a family business based in Tewkesbury and has been delivering milk (and more) to customers since 1938. They do traditional doorstep deliveries as well as selling through various retailers, both locally and further afield.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Local Eat Treats #47 Bloggers Feast at The Bottle of Sauce

The Dodo Pub Co., who have a name for themselves in Oxford, have ventured out of the city and opened up a new place in (the rather fabulous) Cheltenham. Their latest baby is called The Bottle of Sauce, and if you’re wondering where it is, you may remember the building as the pub by the bowling green, which nobody could pronounce the name of – The Quaich!

Monday, 19 December 2016

The Bestest #6 At Its Fastest


This time of year is super busy: What with buying pressies, wrapping them, putting up the Christmas decs, attending parties and nursing hangovers. All of that leaves very little time for food (although somehow we manage to consume more during December than any other time). If you’re anything like me, you’ll need something a little more substantial than the Galaxy Caramels plucked from a tub of Celebrations, so I’ve found the best local places serving up good food in double quick time. So, you can have your cake, eat it and go to the ball!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Local Eat Treats #46 Burritos at Paparrito’s

Paparrito’s hit the Cheltenham fast-food scene a while back, wanting to offer something a wee bit healthier than the usual fat-laden takeaways to those on the run. Since then, they’ve gotten themselves a huge following of burrito-loving people, their menu has grown (just a tiny weeny bit) and they’ve even had a make-over.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Local Eat Treats #45 Indulging in the Base with the Fattest Fat Toni’s

If you’re from London or you frequent the capital, you’ll know about a pizza place called Franco Manca. They do the whole sourdough base thing and they do it well, but here in Gloucestershire we do it even better, thanks to Fat Toni’s.

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Bestest #5 Places to go for Sunday Lunch

I don’t think Sunday lunch was ever intended to be seasonal, but to me, there’s no better time to indulge than the colder months. Sunday lunch has a fair amount of stodge involved – and I’m not complaining. I love comfort foods; they warm you up from the inside out and are perfectly complemented by a roaring log fire and a rather large woolly jumper.