21 Sep 2015

Thats it for 2015

Well that's it for another year - thankyou to all that took part and we trust everyone had a good time

Maybe see you again next year - watch this space

Very best from

The Organisers

25 Apr 2015

Glos Old Spot Sausage Appreciation Dinner at Close Hotel


Gloucestershire Old Spot Sausage Appreciation Society

Dinner at Close Hotel Wednesday 16th September 2015

7 for 7.30pm 

Guest Speaker : Peter Wyton – Resident Poet with Cotswold Life Magazine


Pea & ham soup, pea & mint crostini

Local smoked salmon mousse, caper salad, toast

Ham hock terrine, red onion jam, warm beer bread



Trio of old spot sausages, herb mash, leeks, mushroom gravy

Grilled Cornish hake, braised lentils, courgette fries, green salsa

Aubergine, pine nut & raisin risotto, pickled samphire



Blueberry parfait, raspberry sorbet, ginger bread

Bitter chocolate mousse, damson puree, orange meringue

Selection of British cheese, grapes, celery, fig, fruit & nut toasts



£25.00 per person

Telephone: 01666 502272 to reserve your place

Tuesday, 7.30pm - 10pm
QUIZ NIGHT! 'Condiments of the Chef'

Quiz Night Poster

The Quiz returns after its summer break with a culinary theme 'Condiments of the Chef' marking the start of the Tetbury Food and Drink Festival.

There'll be some special guest rounds from our local suppliers which we're sure will be as tasty as they are taxing, along with the regular favourites of Topical, Picture, Music and the legendary Make & Do round!

Teams of up to 6 people, book your place on 01666 500021 to avoid missing out!

26 Feb 2015

Here we go again...................

So we are making plans for 2015 and am delighted to report that our Media Partner this year will again by Cotswold Life.

We have a number of exciting "happenings" and can report already that our Guest of Honour at The Gloucester Old Spot Sausage Appreciation Society will be Cotswold Life's very own Poet - Mr Peter Wyton who is working hard on some fun recitations !!
More information will be posted over the coming months so do check back for the latest news and views.  You can also follow us on Twitter

25 Sep 2014

All over for 2014

Well Festival 2014 went well - we all had a great deal of fun and very great thank you to all who took part - do check back for information on 2015 but in the meantime click on the link below for some great coverage of this year.

Very best from

The Organisers of
Tetbury Food and Drink Festival

11 Sep 2014

Vegetarian Evening at Cafe 53 in association with Pink Cab

The Pink Cab and Café 53
in association with  
Tetbury Food & Drink Festival 2014
‘V’ dining night Thursday 18th September
7 for 7.30pm
£20 per person
* to start  
pea & mint soup vg
creamy hummus & crudités v
shepherdess pie with ‘buttered’ green beans vg
stacked veggie burger with chips & shredded slaw v
gooseberry fool vg
ginger pudding with toffee sauce v
Join us and see just how Café 53 has grown  
vg denotes vegan & v denotes vegetarian
PLEASE book directly via the pink cab on 079 6003 6003
*dishes subject to change according to ingredient availability

23 Aug 2014

Latest News from Authentic Adventures - 2015 Holidays

Highlights in 2015 include….

Puglia, Southern Italy

Authentic Puglian cooking set in an elegant, rural converted masseria (farmhouse)  – total immersion in the food and culture of this unspoilt region of Italy. Plenty of hands on cooking, make orecchiette ‘ear shaped’ pasta regional to Puglia. Learn how to taste olive oil ‘the Italian way’ in an area that produces 70% of the total oil production in Italy.

Atlas mountains and Marrakech, Morocco

An exotic Moroccan cooking holiday starting in the village of Imlil in the Atlas mountains and ending, by way of contrast, in the bustling and colourful markets of Marrakech where we enjoy two cooking sessions in Riad Monceau. A truly authentic experience – discover the food culture that is so intertwined with every day life, for example, the boulangerie and the hammam in Imlil share the same building and wood fired stove!

A Roman gastronomic experience in Frascati, Rome

On our gastronomic tour of Castelli Romani, just beyond Rome, we stay in the pretty town of Frascati (name sake of the sparkling wines) where we are treated to an exclusive Roman culinary adventure, with our very own Roman resident guide Stefano Spinetti. Markets, restaurants, wine and food tastings, authentic pizza making, and lakeside Roman picnics…..

Classic Wine Tour of Piemonte, Northern Italy

Enjoy a wine tour of Piemonte during truffle season – a beautiful region bursting with delicious wines including Barolo and Barbresco. We guide you to some of the most famous, and unusual wineries in the area, including subterranean cathedrals – how mysterious! Taste, learn, walk the vines, mooch around Alba, taste the truffles, learn about abbinamento – the art of pairing food and wine.

If you travel alone, you might like to know that over two thirds of our guests are single travellers too. So far in 2014, 60% of our guests have travelled with us before.

For more information:

Call us on 01453 823328

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31 Jul 2014

Special Offer from OOO

It's not too late...

   ...to win a whole year's supply of our gourmet quality 100% extra virgin olive oil, direct from the farm in Cyprus.

That's 12 x 500ml bottles of the most exciting new brand in the industry for you to use on salad, as a bread dipper or for your everyday frying, baking and roasting. And as our bottles look so good, you can even give some away to friends as birthday, housewarming or dinner party gifts.

Just order any item online with us before midnight on Thursday 31st July and you'll be automatically entered in the draw on August 1st.

Good luck!

PS If you are near Cambridgeshire you can avoid P&P charges by collecting from us here at Olive Tree Cottage. Just choose 'Aland Islands' as your country code and you won't be charged for shipping. But don't forget to come and collect!

Snooty Fox Hotel - Food and Drink Festival Special

Tetbury Food & Drink Festival 17th - 21st September

Join us for a 4 day celebration of fine food and drink.
Special 4 Course Taste of Tetbury Menu available every evening throughout the festival
£32.50 per person. (Saturday SOLD OUT!)
Friday 19th - Heritage Wines are hosting a wine tasting event with up to 10 wines to test your tastebuds. In addition we will be matching 5 beers to 5 local food items.

The wine tasting is complimentary for diners and £10.00 per person for non diners.

Telephone: 01666 502436

28 Jul 2014

Fabulous Baker Brothers at Highgrove 18th September 2014

The Orchard Restaurant at Highgrove is opening its doors once again for this year’s Tetbury Food Festival, working in partnership with the Fabulous Baker Brothers of Hobbs House on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 6pm
We would like to invite you to this special evening, starting with a 90 minute tour of the Highgrove Gardens.
 Over thirty years in the making, Highgrove is one of the most creatively inspired gardens anywhere in the world. A series of interlinked areas, each with their own character and purpose, weave around the house, reflecting the gardening ideals and organic principles of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Your tour, led by one of our experienced garden guides will be followed by a Champagne and Canapé reception on the Orchard Restaurant terrace.
Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Highgrove Estate shop
We will then serve a 2 course Supper, using local produce from across Gloucestershire, and a selection of Hobbs House Breads. Supper will include a glass of Highgrove Organic wine.
Following your supper, Tom and Henry Herbert of the “Fabulous Baker Brothers” will give a give an entertaining 30 minute talk on their passion for food and the importance of supporting local producers whilst you enjoy a selection of Hobbs House sweets and pastries with coffee or tea .
Tickets are £75 per person. Places are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
To book, visit www.highgroveshop.com/fbb or call 0333 222 4555. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.   Calls cost up to 5p a minute from UK landlines. Calls from mobiles may cost considerably more.       

All profits from Highgrove Garden Tours and products are donated to HRH The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.

14 Jul 2014

Cotswold Life Food and Drink Award Winners

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Over 500 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Cotswold Life to celebrate the 12th Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday, July 7. Hosted by Adam Henson, the awards celebrated the good and the great from the regions food and drink industry.

Editor, Mike Lowe commented: “The food and drink industry in this region is an economic powerhouse. We grow the finest crops, we make brilliant cheese, the meat we farm is second to none, we have excellent breweries and vineyards and waiting to take advantage of this Cotswold bounty are some of the finest chefs and cooks in the country. The results can be seen at our farmers’ markets, in our shops and in our superb pubs, hotels and restaurants. We are so very lucky to be in this position and at Cotswold Life we celebrate the success and excellence of our region’s food professionals.”
and the winners are...
Toast the Cotswolds
Bourton-on the-Water
Michael Hart & Son
Winner: Aunt Martha’s Tea Room,
Horsley Community Shop
Over Farm Market
Severn Cider
Tewkesbury Farmers’ Market
Classic Steak and Ale Pie
The Cotswold Traiteur,
Winner: Pliny the Elderflower,
Corinium Ales, Cirencester
Relish the Taste
The Crown and Sceptre
The Village Pub
The Priory Inn
Winner: Gareth Fulford,
Purslane, Cheltenham
Winner: Lumiere,
Winner: Dormy House Hotel,
Emily Watkins
The Kingham Plough, Kingham
Photos and a full write up of the event will be in the August issue of Cotswold Life. To order
your copy visit
www.buyamag.co.uk/cotswold or to purchase images from the event contact antony@thousandwordmedia.com
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