So much has been happening here lately, that we thought it was about time we did a little round-up of some of the incredible businesses to join our community.
Some of you may also have noticed that we’ve made a few changes to our website lately. We now have a dedicated ‘things to do’ tab, as well as ‘food and drink’, making it easier for visitors to get straight to what they’re looking for.
Now, back to our round-up!
Henry’s Seafood Bar and Grill
If you love seafood and love the Cotswolds, you’re going to fall head over heels with Henry’s Seafood Bar and Grill. Situated in the centre of Cirencester, you’ll be met with a warm and welcoming atmosphere – the perfect setting for a cosy get-together with friends or a romantic dinner date.
Whether a midday nibble or an evening full of indulgence, their menus really do cater for everyone’s hunger levels and taste, with both seafood and non-seafood dishes available.
The Gateway Centre
With locally sourced ingredients and hand-picked whole bean coffee from Clifton Coffee Roasters in Bristol, The Gateway Centre is proud to be home to the Gateway Cafe – offering light bites, lunch and even a homely breakfast.
But of course, if you fancy something on the go, you’ll certainly want to check out the Pizzeria 720, adjacent to the Gateway Cafe.
Not forgetting the Hideout! Their lakeside bar and event space is the perfect spot for a Summer sundown Spitzer. Make the most of the weather, open from April to September. The Hideout is the perfect hub to come together with friends and family.
The Bridge Tea Rooms
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, you’re going to love The Bridge Tea Rooms. The ultimate British tea room experience, get ready for their cosy dining room with its Hansel & Gretel-style, alongside homely trinkets and of course, delicious cakes, pastries and more.
Visiting the Cotswolds and want to experience something new? The Bridge Tea Rooms is a must-visit. Located in a charming former blacksmith’s cottage from 1502, you’ll find this beautiful setup in Bradford-on-Avon.
They really do offer something for everyone, and we’re super pleased to have them onboard!
Amphitheatre Berrybank Park
Nestled in the charming Oddington village, Berrybank Park boasts breathtaking views of the Evenlode Valley from its elevated position. With a stunning vista of the distant treeline and vast expanse of sky, this serene location offers an awe-inspiring experience.
The town of Stow-on-the-Wold, located in the heart of the Cotswolds, is home to numerous cultural and historical landmarks. Among them, the Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park stands out with its seamless integration into the natural landscape. This impressive structure provides 500 grass seats that offer sweeping views of the spectacular Evenlode Valley.
Barbury Shooting School
Located in the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside and established in 2007 by Huw Stephens, Barbury Shooting School offers a unique experience for shooting enthusiasts. Overlooked by Barbury Castle, our prominent shooting ground provides an array of activities to suit everyone’s preferences, from clay shooting to air rifle and archery.
Their facilities are open seven days a week, 364 days a year, and provide an exceptional setting for members and guests to practice and enjoy themselves. They offer different disciplines, including sporting, Sportrap, and skeet, making them stand out in the industry.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
With a stunning array of plant life and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt Arboretum is a crucial destination for plant enthusiasts worldwide. This lush sanctuary plays host to over 2,500 unique species from all parts of the globe, offering visitors a chance to unwind, explore, and immerse themselves in nature. Take a walk along the STIHL Tree Top Walkway to reach new heights, grab a bite at the delightful café, or embark on a Gruffalo hunt – Westonbirt really does have something for everyone!
Pettifers Freehouse Hotel
After re-opening in July 2021, Pettifers Freehouse Hotel has undergone a wonderful refurbishment of its bar and bistro, they are now ready to serve local food and drinks – giving every guest a delicious taste of the Cotswolds.
Located in the lovely village of Crudwell, you can expect fabulous views nearby, Pettifers is just 2 minutes’ (drive) from the quieter west side of the Cotswold Water Park. With 22 en-suite rooms available, Pettifers is perfect for a group getaway. Don’t forget, your furry four-legged friends are also welcome!
Pettifers is open all year round, with Bistro dining all day from March til November.
Looking for beautiful self-catering holiday cottages in the Cotswolds? Look no further than Character Cottages. Founded to offer a distinctive, high quality holiday lettings service to local homeowners, Character Cottages have become the go-to for fabulous country homes around the UK. But of course, we’re focusing on the Cotswolds here – where they initially focused their offerings!
Soak up the rolling hills and beautiful stone of the Cotswolds, enjoy a picnic with friends and family, or head out in your comfiest shoes for a wonderful hike – before returning to your luxury Cotswolds accommodation.
Join the Visit The Cotswolds community
And there we have it! Our mini round-up of local Cotswolds businesses to have joined our community.
Don’t worry, there are plenty more to shout about… Check back soon for part two!