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Food and Drink Features

Once the preserve of high society, an afternoon tea is now widely available in cafes, tearooms and restaurants across the UK. This is no less true in the Cotswolds. We pick 19 of the best places to enjoy this indulgent treat in the region

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Freshly baked bread, a wedge of fluffy Victorian sponge and jam-filled doughnuts - got your mouth watering yet? We pick nine bakeries you need to visit in the Cotswolds to quell those sugar cravings

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There are many beautiful spots in and around the Cotswolds to lay your blanket down and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic! Here are 13 of the best…

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We are delighted to announce our 2017 finalists…

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The weekend has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate time off then with a bottle of fizz? We pick 10 Cheltenham spots perfect for a few glasses (or bottles) of bubbly

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Guy Warner: What’s in a name?

Monday, April 24, 2017

They may be local, artisan and made in the Cotswolds, but for a product to really win people over, the quality has to live up to the name

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Tea lovers rejoice, you’re in for a real treat at Cheltenham’s T2 this Friday

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Chris White announced as a finalist in the Restaurant Chef of the Year category of The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017

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Cotswold pubs are some of the cosiest in the country, think low beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and plenty of charm. The biggest challenge is choosing where to go!

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You might think of the seaside when you think of ice cream, but us landlubbers in the Cotswolds needn’t travel far for a 99. There’s fresh locally-made ice cream being made right across the region, so here’s our pick of the ten best places to grab a scoopful...

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The first Cheltenham Cocktail Week will be launched by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) in May

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The Cotswolds is a county of beauty: with mesmerising views of the scenery, beautiful landmarks to discover and rolling green countryside to explore, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a walk. We pick 8 walks for you to try and have found the nearby pubs to prepare for your ramble or reward yourself when you finish!

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Low beamed ceilings, Cotswold stone and plenty of charm; the region boasts an abundance of delightful historic pubs. We pick 10 of our favourite to visit

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Rugby fans in Cheltenham don’t fear! We pick 9 of Cheltenham’s top watering holes to get in on the sporting action with a pint in hand

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A British staple; there’s nothing more comforting than a plate of pie and mash. From gastropubs to local butchers, we pick 12 of the best places to pick up a pie in the Cotswolds

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In the beautiful setting of Charingworth Manor, near Chipping Campden, The Cotswold Life team hosted an exclusive Burns Night client drinks evening

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2017 Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards is undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the Cotswold calendar and this year is our 15th anniversary

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Cotswold issue: Table for who?

Monday, February 20, 2017

For a small independent restaurant, a table not turning up for their booking can wipe out the night’s profits. Mark Taylor looks at this increasing problem and how it might be tackled

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Not bad value, warm, bright and comfy. Oh, and the food isn’t bad either. This is a pub that won’t scare anyone

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Clare Mackintosh: Daylesford Chef School

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Our columnist Clare Mackintosh takes some expert guidance on how to turn home cooking from a chore to a pleasure

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