Monday, 20 February 2017

Local Eat Treats #49 Top Secret Foodie Treats at The Tavern

Since The Tavern re-opened towards the end of last year, they’ve been serving up mighty fine burgers, fries, salads and amazing side dishes. But now that the chefs have that well and truly under their belt, they felt it was time to introduce a whole new menu, not to replace the burgers, but to sit alongside them for those fancying something a little more experimental. Now, I know The Tavern are keen to keep this new menu a secret between foodies - keep it exclusive and all that - but well, I’ve never been any good at keeping secrets.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Local Eat Treats #48 A Dazzler of a Lunch at Star Bistro

The National Star College reaches the grand age of fifty this year, and boy have they got a lot to celebrate! Since 1967, they have provided amazing opportunities for young people with disabilities to realise their potential.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Coffee Break #32 In The Pink on a Very Rainy Day

Pink Vintage is on my route into town, so I’ve passed by uncountable times. The window is full of edgy vintage items – apart from in March when they have a (winning) Gold Cup display.

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!