Monday, 25 July 2016

Local Eat Treats #38 Sharing and Pairing with Wild Beer Co at Jessop House

I thought I didn’t like beer, but it turns out I just wasn’t drinking the right stuff. We were invited to spend an afternoon at Wild Beer Co at Jessop House to try out a few dishes from their tapas style menu along with some beer pairings; and well it opened my eyes quite a bit to the wonderful world of craft beers.  I wouldn’t say I’m an expert (even though I took enough notes to become one), but I certainly learnt a lot – and even enjoyed my beers too!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Local Eat Treats #36 Kicking Off the Weekend with Curtain Raisers at The Daffodil

If you know Cheltenham, you’ll know The Daffodil. It’s got to be the most well-known restaurant in the town, and rightly so. In the 1920’s The Daffodil was a cinema – or a picture house as they called it back then – and still to this day, it’s retained all the glitz and glamour of a bygone era.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Propping Up the Bar #4 Girls Afternoon at The Grape Escape

Back in February, I suggested a girls’ day out. After looking through our diaries for a Saturday the three of us could do, we finally found a date in June. We knew our afternoon would involve a spot of wine tasting and lunch at The Grape Escape, we just had to wait for quarter of the year to pass first.  

Monday, 27 June 2016

Local Eat Treats #35 Pop-Up at Brew & Bake

Brew & Bake, as you might well know, is a coffee shop on the Bath Road in Cheltenham. Mark, the guy behind it all, produces everything on site (apart from the bread which comes from the one and only Hobbs House). Because Mark’s skills go way beyond cakes and sarnies, they run a monthly supper club known as the Brew & Bake Pop Up Restaurant.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Propping Up the Bar #3 A Typical British Summer with Cocktails at The Ox


The Ox in Cheltenham threw a bash to launch their Summer Twists cocktail menu. The invite landed in my inbox:

We don’t want to tempt fate, but with the recent run of good weather it’s starting to feel like Summer is well and truly around the corner. To celebrate we’ve created a brand new Summer cocktail menu…

Monday, 13 June 2016

Something a Bit Special #11 A Feast with Nanny Violet

Last year, Jodie and Shaun of Nanny Violet’s Jams kindly sent me a selection of their jams to try out; so we had an epic breakfast which you can read about here. I enjoyed their fruit jams so much, I ordered a few jars to have for breakfast on the morning of our wedding – now that is high praise indeed!