The Winslow Boy at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

VBased on the true life story of Gloucestershire born George Archer-Shee, whose name can be found on the North Woodchester War Memorial, Terence Rattigan’s drama, The Winslow Boy, brings suspense, political drama and a healthy dose of feminisim to the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham this week. The Story Shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, Ronnie Winslow, a 13 year old naval cadet is expelled for stealing a five shilling note. Having crept home, Ronnie is scared to tell his father Arthur but eventually is left with no choice. Believing him to be innocent, Arthur embarks on a two…

Dining Out at The Find, Cheltenham

With a mission to create a beautiful Regency coffee house, delivering excellent food, drink and service from dusk to dawn, The Find has proved to be a popular addition to Cheltenham’s foodie scene since its arrival in November 2017. If you haven’t found it yet, fear not and read on; we went along for dinner with some fellow bloggers, having already enjoyed the daytime offering on several occasions with friends. A Warm Welcome During the day, the downstairs area is great for a quick coffee and cake, brunch with friends, and visiting with your pet pooch; owner David keeps some…

Brighton Rock at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

With a dark, menacing take on Graham Greene’s 1930’s novel, York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre bring thriller noir Brighton Rock to the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham this week. The Story In murky 1930’s Brighton, the demise of 17 year old Pinkie’s gang leader thrusts him into role of swaggering gangster kingpin. His quest for revenge is witnessed by youthful waitress, Rose; rather than dispose of her, Pinkie persuades the naive Rose to marry him to prevent the long arm of the law reaching him. Local barmaid turned detective, Ida, is determined to bring justice to the world and seeks to…

Dinner at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham

Since its arrival on the Cheltenham restaurant scene just before Christmas, you’d be forgiven for thinking The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie was the only restaurant in town. It’s become an instant Instagram favourite and although they save tables for walk-ins each day, thousands of reservations were made before they’d ever opened. LewisLoves visited recently to check it out for ourselves and see if it lived up to the hype. The Interior If you ever visited The Rotunda in its former guise as a branch of Lloyds bank, you might be forgiven for being rather unimpressed. The building was clearly impressive, but it…

Lunch and Cooking at Eckington Manor, Worcestershire

One of life’s great pleasures surely has to be finishing work early on a Friday and heading out for a swanky lunch with friends. You should be trapped at your desk for another couple of hours, but are instead are being spoiled with fabulous food and great company. Eckington Manor made our Fri-yay dreams come true a few weeks ago, inviting us for lunch in the glorious Worcestershire countryside. Eckington’s head chef, Mark Stinchcombe, won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2015 and thankfully has stayed at Eckington Manor, with his wife and fellow head chef Sue, to grace the Cotswolds with…

Squeezed Burgers @ Wapping Wharf, Bristol

Food Envy If I have one flaw, it would most definitely be food envy. No matter what I order, I’m probably still going to covet every last mouthful of your dinner. I’m sure I’m not alone. Since their opening last year, Squeezed’s award winning burgers have been a constant source of salivation and desire. Instagram square after Instagram square of juicy meat, golden brioche bun and overflowing sauce. Check it out now for yourself but be prepared to feel the hunger . Sadly, although we’d tried to visit Squeezed before, Monday is their much deserved rest day and we were…

Recipe: Tubby Tom’s Tobacco Onions

I recently posted on Instagram about a delicious trout dish at The Pig Hotel Near Bath. Pretty though it was, I wasn’t surprised that most people couldn’t take their eyes off the golden brown, crispy tobacco onions in the background instead. Particularly those people lucky enough to have been to The Pig and tried them for themselves. The post comments reminded me just how much I loved them and so I went on the hunt for a recipe. Boy was I excited when Google instantly threw up the actual tobacco onions recipe from The Pig. Happy days! Annoyingly the recipe…

Flashdance at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

I was only alive for the last few years of the eighties but, after watching Flashdance’s fabulous neon clad dancers at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham last night, I left with a nostalgic longing for lurid legwarmers. Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, welding apprentice by day and club dancer by night. Her dreams of becoming a professional dancer are within reach; if she can pass an audition into the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. Supported by new boyfriend, and boss’s son, Nick Hurley, the musical follows the rise and fall of her journey through love, friendship and self-discovery. The cast Joanne…

Noël Coward’s Private Lives at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

With a fresh take on a 1930’s classic comedy, London Classic Theatre brings Noël Coward’s Private Lives to the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham this week. The Story The play begins in 1930’s Deauville, France on two sea view balconies. A divorced couple are unwittingly thrown back together upon discovering they are honeymooning with their new spouses on adjacent balconies. Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne are the archetypal can’t live with each other, can’t live without each other couple. Jolted into the realisation that their new partners are a simpering, pale imitation of their tempestuous love, they embark on a whirlwind reconciliation…

The Bell Inn, Langford

As you know, Adam and I often go out for dinner. Most of the time the places we frequent are good, although there are a few terrible meals out there. Occasionally though, we stumble across something truly exceptional. As The Bell at Langford had only been open a few days, I had no preconceptions when we were invited over to try the Cotswolds’ newest pub; we had a good idea though as the owners, Peter Creed and Thomas Noest, have an excellent pedigree gained in and around the Cotswolds. Happily, The Bell turned out to be a real gem – exceptional…