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Food lovers are united in their praise of Gloucestershire. Dotted throughout the Cotswold Hills, the Forest of Dean, the spa town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester, and along the River Severn, there are so many picturesque places to eat and drink. Unsurprisingly, this predominantly rural area boasts a plethora of country pubs, such as Potting Shed, but there are also smart restaurants to be had – Lower Slaughter Manor, the Daffodil in Cheltenham, Le Champignon Sauvage, where David Everitt Matthias cooks, and Purslane, for example.

In terms of local produce, Gloucestershire is perhaps  best known for its production of cheese – Gloucester and Double Gloucester and Stinking Bishop – but also for the Old Spot Pig, named after the county. There is a great brewing history in this part of the West, kept alive by Gloucester Brewery, and Gloucester-born Christopher Merrett (1615-1695) created sparkling wine long before Champagne was invented.

Such is the allure of Gloucestershire, that it boasts such famous residents as Prince Charles and artist Damien Hirst, and even influenced a young J.K. Rowling, who grew up in the Forest of Dean.

Please note, only festivals from today's date are shown below.

The Cheltenham Wine Festival

Taste, discover and learn about the wonderful world of wine.


South Glos Food & Drink Festival

Bring your family and friends to this brand new food festival!


The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Monster trucks, survival skills workshops, a Shetland pony Grand National and more tasty food than you can shake a stick at – the Cotswolds certainly knows how to put on a show


Witcombe Cider Festival

Make time, and roll down to Witcombe this August Bank Holiday. Sorry about the cheesy pun.


Moreton-in-Marsh Show

All in all, this is one of the best examples of a country show you’re likely to find.


Forest Showcase Food Festival

The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival is back in the Speech House Hotel grounds on Sunday 7th October 2018


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