24 Jul 2013

News from the Priory Inn - major supporter of the Tetbury Food Festival 2013

As a pre-cursor to the colourful Farmer's market on Sunday, the focus for Saturday 21st September is The Real Ale and Cider Day in the newly landscaped garden of The Priory Inn. Warm September temperatures may not be guaranteed, but you are sure to enjoy: an unwavering focus on food and drink sourced from within 30 miles of Tetbury; some great sets of live music; and of course, the finest selection of ales, cider, lagers and wheat beers all passionately crafted by local brewers. Anyone unsure (or unable!) to choose which tipple might be the best, can relax with a Priory Inn tasting paddle which gives 6 or 4 quarter pints – great for sharing and helping in decision making!

The Priory Inn, London Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JJ Hotel and Restaurant

Phone: 01666 502251
Email: info@theprioryinn.co.uk

17 Jul 2013

The Royal Oak presents... 'The North meets the South'

The Royal Oak

We will be hosting a weekend long celebration of outstanding real ales from both Yorkshire and the surrounding areas of the Cotswolds. Sunday will feature a fabulous hog roast for lunch, fun & games for all the family, raffles & prizes, followed by live music in the evening. We have sourced & specially selected great ales from Yorkshire, going head to head in competition with some of the wonderful ales we know & love from the South West.

Admission is free but tickets are available in advance from The Royal Oak. Tickets are only £12.50 and include 3 pints of festival ale and an exclusive festival branded glass.

For more information or to buy tickets please call us on: 01666 890 250

Visit www.royaloakleighterton.co.uk and like us on Facebook to receive Festival updates
Don’t forget you can join us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news and offers.

The Royal Oak, 1 The Street, Leighterton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8UN
Beer Festival

14 Jul 2013

Authentic Adventures joins the Tetbury Food Festival for first time.

“We are delighted to welcome Authentic Adventures to the Tetbury Food & Drink Festival for the first time.

They have been running specialist holidays for the past fifteen years, and in 2014 they launch Cookery holidays.

Come and meet them, and marvel at all the wonderful places they travel to from Italy to India and most places in between.

There are no other ‘arts’ holiday specialists locally, and they offer a fantastic product taking people to special places off the beaten track.”

Authentic Adventures Limited, Bonds Mill, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, GL10 3RF

Phone: 01453 823328
Skype Name: authenticadventures
Facebook: facebook.com/authenticadventuresholidays
Website & blog: www.authenticadventures.co.uk

8 Jul 2013

The Royal Oak opens in Tetbury

There are many delightful and delicious reasons to visit the annual Tetbury Food & Drink Festival and each September brings fresh and seasonal new ideas to savour. Newcomers to the festival this year The Royal Oak Tetbury reopens as a freehouse in August following an extensive restoration of this charming Cotswold Grade II listed inn. The Oak kitchen will be steaming up to launch its full menu offer as part of the festival celebrations and we will be unleashing our creative juices with some special food and drink events for all to enjoy.

With a passion for the best in real ale, craft beers, mixed drinks and lovely old and new world wines imbibing at The Royal Oak saloon bar will always be an event. Join us in the bar on Friday 20th September and test your music knowledge and taste buds at our Food of Love Quiz. With tastings, turns, comedy and make n do rounds expect a convivial night of popcorn indulgence with the prospect of some tasty prizes for the winning team and some bad taste ones for the losers.

If the love of food and beer is more your thing then on the evening of Saturday 21st our chefs will be serving a hearty five course Food & Ale Pairing Supper in partnership with the Tewkesbury Mustard Company and their smoking royal golden mustard balls. With guest ales served by our innkeeper, we have an expert from the Beer Academy to educate, amuse and keep you on the hop.

Are you more of a traditional Roast Dinner kind of person? Why not join us for Sunday Lunch prepared by our talented in house chefs. With a DIY Bloody Mary Bar you can enjoy a few glasses of this spirited fortifier and enter our competition to create the definitive Royal Oak Bloody Mary.

For more details of what’s on and how to book visit the website (this will be fully functional in August) or join our Facebook page for regular news, updates and events.


For more information contact Lucie at hello@theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk or call 01666 500021

3 Jul 2013

Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2013

500 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and Cotswold Life to celebrate the 11th Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 1st July. Hosted by Adam Henson and Phil Vickery, the awards celebrated the good and the great from the regions food & drink industry.

Editor, Mike Lowe commented: “We were delighted to welcome as our special guest, HRH The Princess Royal, a Gloucestershire farmer in her own right. I see her decision to fit this event into her hectic schedule as a validation of the food and drink industry in this region, and of the importance of these awards. We are in the fortunate position in this region of exporting more food than we import. Our fantastic, high quality products are in demand all around the world and the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards will continue to support our local food and drink community.”
And the winners are...
Purslane Restaurant in Cheltenham

Highly Commended:
Whole Foods Market in Cheltenham,
Prego Restaurant in Broadway
Andy Creese Butchers in Newent

Highly Commended:
Country Quality Meats in Nailsworth,
Bath Road Butchers in Cheltenham
The Kitchen in Minchinhampton

Highly Commended:
Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford,
Pepper Crescent in Cheltenham
Sherborne Village Shop, Sherborne

Highly Commended:
Primrose Vale in Shurdington,
Cotswold Food Store in Longborough
Winner: Over Farm Market, Over
Highly Commended:
Stancombe Beech Farm Shop in Bisley, Butts Farm Shop in South Cerney
Winner: Chedworth Farm Shop from Cirencester Farmers’ Market
Highly Commended: Pippin Doughnuts from Stroud Farmers’ Market,
Native Breeds from Cirencester
Farmers’ Market
Winner: Centurion Stout, Corinium Ales, Cirencester
Highly Commended: Malaysian Beef Rendang from The Cotswold Traiteur in Moreton-in-Marsh,
Blue Heaven Cheese from Woefuldane Organic Dairy in Minchinhampton
Pancake Farm in Chedworth

Highly Commended:
The Artisan Baker in Stroud,
Ross & Ross Foods in Chipping Norton
The Prince Albert in Rodborough

Highly Commended:
The Old Spot Inn in Dursley,
The Keepers Arms in Quenington
The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote

Highly Commended:
The Butchers Arms in Eldersfield,
The Five Alls in Filkins
The Golden Cross Inn in Cirencester

Highly Commended:
Star Bistro in Ullenwood,
The Priory Inn in Tetbury
Winner: David Kelman
from Ellenborough Park in Southam

Highly Commended: Gareth Fulford from Purslane in Cheltenham,
Emily Watkins from The Kingham Plough in Kingham
Lumière, Cheltenham

Highly Commended:
Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, 5 North Street in Winchcombe
Winner: Tudor Farmhouse Hotel
in Forest of Dean

Highly Commended:
Ellenborough Park in Southam,
Calcot Manor in Tetbury
Charlie Beldam from Cotswold Gold
near Broadway
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 ››

Latest from Festival Supporter - Highgrove - home to TRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

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Highgrove Gardens - Additional Tours in September

We are pleased to announce the release of additional dates in  September 2013 for tours of Highgrove Gardens.
The newly released dates include tours for individual and group bookings.

Please see below for booking details.

For general information about Highgrove Garden tours please visit the Highgrove Gardens website.
Garden Tour Costs and Booking
Garden tours cost £22.50 per person or £585 per group of 26 (maximum).

Book online (24 hours per day, 7 days per week).
Telephone booking 0207 766 7310 (9AM to 5PM, 7 days per week).
Champagne Tea Tours
Currently available in August and September, the cost is £75 per person. A couples ticket is also available.

To purchase as a gift please purchase online from Highgrove Shop.

To purchase and book a date at the same time please book online or call 0207 766 7310.
Booking Information
Events at Highgrove
Through the seasons we organise a series of interesting and informative events in the beautiful surroundings of Highgrove Garden and The Orchard Room.
Current events include:
  • A Barbecue, Barn Dance and Garden Tour in support of Tetbury Food Festival.
  • Willow Making. Learn how to create beautiful gifts and accessories for your home and garden.
  • Poultry Keeping. Join an expert from The Poultry Club of Great Britain to discover all you need to know about keeping poultry.
Booking Information
Profits from the sale of Highgrove products are donated to The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, a grant-making charity which supports a wide range of causes and projects.
Highgrove Enterprises 2013
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Free Tasting at Oxford Wine Company Tetbury on Saturday 6th July from 10am

The Tetbury Tipple



FREE TASTING at The Oxford Wine Company, Tetbury

10:00 - 6:30pm.
The Oxford Wine Company, The Chipping, Tetbury,   GL8 8EU.
We have some fabulous NEW OFFERS now in store...
  • Castillo Perelada Cava - Save up to 20%! One of the top Cava producers in Spain. Perelada was Salvador Dali's favourite Cava AND the Brut Reserva won BEST VALUE CAVA in the 'New Wave of Spanish Wine Awards'.   
  • De Chansac Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - WHOOPS! We ordered this by mistake and need to clear it. This refreshing white is made by the same producer of our best selling red and tastes like a classy Sancerre. Should be £9.99 but now, to clear, ONLY £7.99! 
  • Cuvee Du Beaumier - VDP du Gard Rouge - A delicious red blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Perfect summer red. Soft and juicy enough to be enjoyed on its own, but also has enough body to go with food. Ideal for BBQ's!!! This normally sells for £6.99 but now ONLY £4.99!!!
Come along to our Tetbury shop on SATURDAY 6th JULY anytime from 10:00 to 6:30pm.
Don't miss out - Offers available only while stocks last!