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Dinner at The Frogmill, Andoversford

Arriving at The Frogmill in Andoversford on a busy Saturday evening, we were taken aback by just how beautiful the setting is. The exterior is a picture perfect Cotswolds’ postcard, complete with Cotswold stone, distant rolling hills, the sound of a babbling brook and stunning gardens. On the inside, The Frogmill’s 16th-century interior is warm and inviting; an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and French brocante inspired curios. It recently reopened under new owners and the work they have put in has paid off; it’s truly beautiful. Drinks and Starters Having taken our seats, we checked out the extensive wine…

Brunch is Back at The Bottle of Sauce

If you hadn’t already heard the good news, those wonderful folk at The Bottle of Sauce have brought their brunch back to the streets of Cheltenham. Even better, there’s 25% off throughout August. We went along last weekend to check it out… The Brunch Menu After some much needed tea and coffee to kickstart a dreary Sunday morning, we got down to the serious business of choosing our food. As well as more familiar options such as ‘The Boss Man’ full English, The Bottle is also offering some incredible sounding breakfast burgers and buns. We didn’t try them this time…

Lunch at The Painswick Hotel

I don’t know about you but although I regularly drive through Painswick on weekends, or occasionally stop to wander around the churchyard or have a quick bite to eat, I’d never really ventured further. I really should have though; for if you drive down the narrow olde-worlde streets, you’ll end up at The Painswick hotel. Inside The Painswick Part of the Calcot Collection, which in the Cotswolds includes Calcot Manor and Barnsley House,  The Sunday Times named The Painswick as their “Ultimate Hotel of the Year”. From the second we set foot through the door, it was obvious why. The decor…

Summer Menu Launch at Malmaison Cheltenham

A couple of weeks back, Adam and I were invited over to Malmaison Cheltenham for the launch of their new summer menu. We’d previously enjoyed a delicious, gin fuelled, afternoon tea in their conservatory, so we knew we were in for a little bit of a treat. Cocktails in the Malmaison Cheltenham Courtyard You wouldn’t know it from the outside but Malmaison Cheltenham surrounds a beautiful contemporary courtyard in the middle of the hotel. Imagine an oasis of calm with Japanese planting and beautiful stained glass. It makes for an impressive reception area and we were pleased to be met…

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2018: Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink 

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival is under way and whilst we know it’s all about the music, its also definitely all about the food and drink too. Here are LewisLoves top ten places for topping up your tank during the Cheltenham Jazz Festival… (1) The Bottle of Sauce / Ambrose Street Dirty burgers, cocktails and stonebaked pizzas are the order of the day at this fabulous pub. They’ve got live jazz across the festival weekend so take advantage of their sunny courtyard and get your toes tapping. (2) Koj / 3 Regent Street If you’ve not heard of Koj yet then you need to listen up.…

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…

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…