You’ve not tried anything until you’ve had one of these masterpieces. Whether topped with ice cream or full English - these waffles are works of art. The waft of them being baked daily will undoubtedly draw you in like a hungry cartoon character. You’ll also find delicious tea, coffee and milkshakes.
Here you’ll feel part-Urbanite, part-Bear Grylls eating seasonal, sustainable wild meat from camping tins and drinking from jam jars. Proprietors William and Calum Thompson adore game and opened Eat Wild following huge success at festivals. You can also buy directly, including dinner party kits, from their website.
Tucked away behind its fabulous butcher in Blackjack Street is this gem. Offering an imaginative menu of fresh fish, seafood and meat all sourced from the SW of England. The menus are varied, such as the mouthwatering A la carte and daily menu offering two courses for under £20.
You’ll get nothing but a warm welcome from staff here. The delicious menu offers everything from a juicy steak to virtuous salad. If you just fancy a break from shopping stop here for a cup of char, pint of Gem or, if you really deserve it, try the sublime espresso martini.
Sitting in the heart of Cirencester is this wonderfully healthy Japanese array. Try the tempting salmon or eel nigiri, special maki rolls or if really peckish tuck into a beautiful sushi platter. Cosy booths and friendly staff makes it worth a visit but you can pick up to go if you’re on the hoof.
With only pure, local ingredients and glorious ice-cream flavours, Harriet’s Jolly Nice is definitely one to try. Located at an old petrol station between Stroud and Cirencester, you’ll find juicy burgers and creamy shakes served from Harriet’s glinting airstream. Don’t forget to pop into the adjacent farm shop too.
If you’re an early bird, hop over to Made by Bob for a delicious breakfast, from granola and croissants to kippers and full english, you’ll not want to leave. In fact don’t - stay on for lunch and afternoon tea and watch it all being cooked in front of you. The menu changes daily with seasonal produce plus a wonderful deli to browse.
It's not often that a hotel’s gardens, shop and restaurant are famous in their own right, but they are at Cowley Manor. Stay in refreshingly contemporary rooms, marvel at 55 idyllic acres of garden, try the sumptuous restaurant and be sure to visit The Hambledon shop for very cool brands.
Just outside Cirencester you’ll find this stunning home-from-home (if you’ve got incredible taste and style that is). Take a group of friends for a spa or just hideaway in your luxurious room with your very own home cinema, followed by a drink over the road in the renowned Village Pub.
This newly-refurbished and stylish hotel is perfectly located in the centre of town and hosts 45 stunning bedrooms. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or simply a place to relax and unwind then book now. You’ll find vast showers and nespresso machines in each room. Totally and utterly glorious.
Just a short drive out of Cirencester is this fabulous pub offering 15 beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms. The Inn dates back to the 16th century so each room has its own personality and occasional creaky floorboard. Food is outstanding, the staff is lovely and dogs and children are both welcome.
For total relaxation try Yoo retreats. There’s a special four day itinerary including walking, yoga and ritual bathing (ooo er). Set up in collaboration with skincare range ILA, the retreats are available for up to eight guests in one of the lake fronting homes amongst 650 acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside.
If you fancy the idea of self catering in luxury and style, without breaking the bank, then there are two gorgeous houses to choose from in Battel Mews. Both houses are modern yet traditionally and tastefully furnished and include well-equipped kitchens with the bonus of being in central Cirencester.
It doesn’t get cosier or more local than this. In this grade II listed building, hidden away in one of Cirencester’s most historical streets, you’ll find comfortable and characterful rooms, a friendly bar and great food. The garden at the back is a hidden treasure and delightful to sit in during warmer months.
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