Sunday, 16 July 2017

Coffee Break #35 All Set for Tea in Chipping Norton

Victoria, the sweet tooth behind The Tea Set, has recently opened two tea rooms in the Cotswolds, one in Chipping Norton and the other in Broadway. They are the place to go to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake, or in our case, several slices of cake and several cuppas (aka afternoon tea). 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Local Eat Treats #57 Brunch at Theoc House


Theoc House, right in the heart of Tewkesbury, is open daily for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee and cake in between! It’s a great meeting place for all ages; with games to play, papers, magazines and books to peruse.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Recipe for Strawberry Season at Over Farm Market

Strawberry season is here and Over Farm Market has plenty ready for the picking. And just in case anyone needed encouragement to enjoy strawberries whilst they are available, I’ve put a (really simple) recipe together to make use of these delicious berries as well as some of the other ingredients stocked at Over Farm Market.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Local Eat Treats #56 A Beautiful Evening at Tudor Farmhouse

The Forest of Dean hasn’t ever featured on my foodie list before, but when Tudor Farmhouse started cropping up on my Twitter feed, I just knew they were something special. When they invited us for dinner one (very sunny) evening, I knew it was going to be fantastic, what I didn’t expect, was that I would fall in love with the place!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Local Eat Treats #55 Sri Lankan Street Food Feast at The Coconut Tree

Back in December, when Cheltenham was all cold and dull, The Coconut Tree opened up and brought a ray of sunshine all the way from Sri Lanka. Fast forward a few months when we popped in for lunch, and although it was raining and miserable outside, inside we got a taste of warmer climes.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Coffee Break #34 Fully Loaded Homemade Goodness at Maison Chaplais

Andover Road has been home to Maison Chaplais for twelve years now. We’ve often popped in to select the odd foodie treat for friends (and ourselves of course) and have once or twice bought a coffee and a pastry before being on our merry way. But seeing as it’s only a 20 minute stroll from our home, we thought we better try it out properly and see what delights we have on our doorstep (or near enough).

Monday, 15 May 2017

Local Eat Treats #54 Pork Belly and Five a Day at The County Kitchen

The County Kitchen is hidden away, just off the High Street, on Grosvenor Street. They are rather well known for their brunches (they’d served brunch to 73 people on the day we went!), but are also a popular spot for lunch and dinner.