The shortlist for the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards has been announced – and a Cotswolds restaurant has made the cut.
Malt & Anchor in Cirencester will now compete for the chance to take home the coveted title of the ‘UK’s best fish and chip restaurant’ which will be announced in January 2020.
Established in 2017, Malt and Anchor describes itself as having a 'traditional chippy menu with a twist', including their speciality fish and chips, panko coated calamari, locally sourced award-winning pies, butcher sausages and Malt & Anchor’s own fresh fish specials. The restaurant also offers a takeaway service as well as an array of fine wines, cocktails and boutique beers to compliment their menu.
After a sudden closure 3 months ago, The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns has been reopened by experience chef Dominic Hewitt, formerly of The Wild Duck and The Bull Inn at Charlbury.
With a weekly changing menu full fresh seasonal food and the 15 en-suite bedroomrooms all all enjoying a refresh to include more modern comforts, the new owners hope to create a relaxed environment for customers new and old.
We wish them all the luck and will be visiting soon to take a proper look!
Are you heading to the slopes this winter? Well you can leave your fluorescent salopettes and North Face jacket at home as Cirencester based Barrington Ayre have got your snow style sorted.
Using fabric and a design of your choice, the bespoke tweed ski suits are waterproof and breathable with full working shoulder pleats to allow for full movement as well as special arm pit pleats to create even more movement whilst leaving room for air to circulate inside the jacket keeping you comfortable and dry all day.
The extended rear of the jacket also provides added security and comfort and with the lapels being able to button up around the neck you will keep dry and warm even in the wildest white outs!
The trousers have extended fishtail back to keep any air or snow out and the wider bottoms fit perfectly around the boots.
The tweed ski suit will set you back a tidy £1,250 but you will definitely look the most stylish on the piste and for après-ski.
Cirencester based tailors Barrington Ayre have launched a brand new website.
Founded in 2009 by Tom Wharton, the website showcases all of bespoke offerings including suits, tweed jackets, blazers and shooting wear, and their new golf and equestrian ranges.
Famous faces such as former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, Radio DJ Greg James, BBC's Dan Walker and cricket star Jos Butler can often be seen donning a bespoke piece, all of which are British made.
The Cheltenham Festival is just weeks away bring the world's best jump jockeys and horses to the Cotswolds.
The Kings Head, Cirencester have announced their 2017 Cheltenham Festival Preview in aid of The Injured Jockey's Fund will be on Friday 10th March.
You can hear the thoughts and opinions of 2015 Gold Cup Winning Jockey Nico de Boinville, Luke Tarr from Star Sports, Gold Cup winning jockey Sam Thomas, Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon. The evening will hosted by sports commentator Tom Clarkson and curated by Camilla Henderson with Ben Hastie, Deputy Head of Groundstaff at Cheltenham Racecourse giving an exclusive update on the ground conditions.
Tickets are £15 and include drinks and canapés at The Kings Head, and discussion and insight into all of the top races from Cheltenham week, including the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Chase, Ryanair Chase and of course, the Gold Cup. Guests will also be able to ask the panel questions in a Q&A session, and enjoy exclusive special betting offers from Star Sports‘ The Gentleman’s Bookmaker’ on the night, who are offering £50 free matching bet for all attendees.
To book your ticket contact the hotel on 01285 700900 or visit The Kings Head Cheltenham Preview for more information.