We all love a good pie, right?
To celebrate British Pie Week, five of the best pubs are going into to a culinary battle on Thursday 10th March at The Chequers in Churchill.
The Chequers, The Double Red Duke and The Swan are being joined by The Kingham Plough and The Swan Inn at Swinbrook for an epic encounter to see who will be crowned The Great British Pie Off Champion 2022.
Come and get involved and enjoy a Pie and a Pint for just £20
The guest judges will crown our Great British Pie Champion at the end of the evening
For all the details and how to book, visit www.countrycreatures.com/events
With a little over 3 weeks until the start of the best 4 days in the sporting calendar, The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 13 March is the place to be.
Join host Oli Bell and a panel that will include Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty and Emma Lavelle from 6.00pm for our Official Cheltenham Festival Preview Night.
All proceeds raised on the evening will be donated to the Cheltenham Festival Charity partner, WellChild.
The official Cheltenham Preview raises the curtain on the festivities of The Festival™. Hear the views and opinions of the expert panellists as they gallop through the form of the best races of Four Days of Extraordinary.
There is also a new VIP hospitality option supported by Daylesford, enabling you to enjoy the occasion in style. VIP access is £40pp (£400 table of 10) – Enjoy a luxurious cheese and charcuterie platter with a welcome drink on arrival and seating at the front of the theatre next to the stage. Call the hospitality team at Cheltenham on 01242 806 570 to book your space.
Cheltenham Annual Members can apply for their complimentary ticket by calling the Membership Team on 01242 513 014. We hope very much that our Members will join the fundraising drive and make a donation on the night.
Many of the acts for The Big Feastival have been announced this morning.
Stereophonics, Anne-Marie and The Human League are among the headline acts at the festival that will take place on Alex James' Farm near Kingham from 26th-28th August 2022.
Other names on the line-up include Jake Bugg, Basement Jaxx, The Futureheads and Alfie Templeman.
For tickets and more details, visit thebigfeastival.com.
Following a two-year break, Cheltenham Jazz Festival makes a much-anticipated return Cheltenham this spring for six days of live music.
Celebrating its milestone 25th edition, the Festival will take place from Wednesday 27 April to Monday 2 May incorporating large-scale concerts, intimate club shows, world premieres, masterclasses, family-friendly shows and an array of free events.
Amongst the names announced for this year’s event are star US vocalist Gregory Porter, who returns as the Festival’s Artistic Curator, legendary Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant with his Saving Grace project, Golden Globe winning pianist, singer and broadcaster Jamie Cullum, multi-million-selling BRIT Award winner Emeli Sandé, blues pop troubadour James Bay, chart-topping pianist and singer Tom Odell, and the multi-instrumentalist and Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nitin Sawhney.
This year’s Festival will also present a series of ground-breaking collaborations including Imelda May performing an exclusive one-off show with the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, legendary US saxophonist Gary Bartz with London six-piece Maisha, Brazilian icon Hermeto Pascoal teaming up with National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Dave Douglas and Joey Baron Duo.
Tickets go on general sale from Wednesday 2 March 2022 from www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz.
You can find the full brochure HERE.
Terence King and Gemma Finch of The Angel at Burford have been revealed as the new landlord and landlady of The Fox Inn at Great Barrington.
In a message on Instagram, they said:
"We finally have the keys to pub number 2!
We are delighted to have taken on The Fox At Barrington! We are currently closed while we fully refurbish and look forward to welcoming people back in early March.
Big thanks to our team for their support and loyalty as we expand and we look forward to continuing to give great hospitality over both our pubs!"
The traditional 17th-century pub sits on the edge of the River Windrush just 4 miles west of Burford.
With only 6 weeks until the Cheltenham Festival, it's time to start planning your week.
Join a panel of horse racing royalty at The Hollow Bottom on Monday 14th March, the eve of the Festival, for a night of discussion, heated debates and the best tips.
Racing Tv's Alex Steedman will chair a panel which includes top jockey Sam Twiston Davies, Grand National-Winning Jockey Carl Llewellyn, Racing Post Tipster Paul Kealy and Star Sports betting guru Luke Tarr.
Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, some free bets and some price pushes on the night.
Tickets are just £20 and can be purchased HERE.
Cheltenham chicken restaurant Holee Clucker will reopen its doors on Thursday 3rd February after a five month temporary closure.
The restaurant, located on Suffolk Road, felt the pressure of the National Chef Shortage back in September.
Jay Rahman, co-founder of JM Socials said: “Holee Clucker is back! We’ve taken these few months to re-evaluate our concept, update our menu and look at how we can make things even better for our guests. Like hundreds of restaurants across the UK, Holee Clucker struggled with the National Chef Shortage which of course was difficult for us - as well as many other hospitality businesses."
Holee Clucker will open with a new menu, including dishes such as the ‘green machine’ salad, a burrito rice box and updated chicken burgers.