Some mouth- watering stops revealed to include in your itinerary whilst in the Cotswolds…A GASTRONOMIC MUST!
FAIRFORD: The Newcomer of the year award went to ‘The Deli’ which supplies food that is local, tasty and produced fairly. They stock a wide variety of breads as well as their new Award Winning Pâtés including Duck with Apricot, Port and Cornish Blue and for those who prefer to leave the meat out – Wild Mushroom, Lentil & Thyme.
CIRENCESTER: Best independent retailer award to ‘Cirencester Cupcakes’. I’m sure you won’t be able to walk past this window display without stopping. The cupcakes are made freshly baked daily using locally sourced ingredients and are delectable to say the least. They specialise in gorgeous handmade and decorated cakes for any occasion. They even have a daily menu with a variety of flavours.
BROADWAY: Best new chef of the year – ‘Damian Clisby at Russell’s’ A chef who has excelled at making the most of every dish, without over-complicating either in presentation of cooking making meals a delight both to receive and to eat. An interesting menu and use of local produce.
TEWKESBURY: Local tea shop of the year – ‘Touching Souls’ Tea Rooms in Tewkesbury Abbey. The Tea Room is run by volunteers from the parish and wider community as part of Benedictine Hospitality. Serving home-made cakes and scones, as well as delicious home-made soup and sandwiches. A place to refresh the body after refreshing the soul!
CHELTENHAM: won Best Neighbourhood Pub – ‘The Jolly Brewmaster’ with its superb choice of ales is a busy pub which retains the feel of an old-fashioned local. It was built as a coaching inn in 1854 and has kept the distinctive etched windows and two original open fires, as well as Restaurant of the year – ‘Lumière’ A unique dining experience in the heart of the Cotswolds which offers the very best in British, seasonal food with distinctive and imaginative twists. Lumiere is ideal for lunch between designer shops, as well as an intimate restaurant for that special evening out.
So if you are planning a holiday in the Cotswolds why not leave some time and space to try some of these out!!
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