Game On

You’d be hard pressed to find a more natural food source than game. Wild, free range, low in cholesterol and high in protein, it makes a great alternative to chicken, beef or pork. On the following pages, we present tried and tested game recipes from five of the Cotswolds’ leading restaurants and chefs…

 

Private Dining

Whether you are celebrating with friends and family, or entertaining business clients, private dining offers all the convenience of a restaurant with a more personal ambiance. On the following pages, we highlight some of the Cotswolds’ top private dining venues…

 

Behind the scenes… at Aspargasm

Vegan restaurant Asparagasm, which opened last year in Nailsworth, offers a range of organic, vegan and gluten free dishes which have proved an immediate hit. Collaborating with guest chefs, the restaurant also hosts pop-up nights to showcase the best in creative dining…

 

The Preview Interview: Martin Lane

The Cotswolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966, then the region was expanded in 1990 to cover over 800 square miles. The Cotswolds Conservation Board was established as an independent organisation to look after the AONB, working collectively with 15 different local authorities. Here, Martin Lane, Director of the Cotswolds Conservation Board, talks to Sally Bult about the AONB’s 50th anniversary celebrations and what makes the Cotswolds such a special area in terms of conservation…

Specialist business profile: Qetty Bang Bang

Keen to dispel the myth of boutiques as being expensive or intimidating, Fran Polley, the new owner of Qetty Bang Bang in Tetbury, encourages customers to visit and “potter around” her shop. With a range of fashions designed to suit all ages, sizes and budgets, there’s a strong chance you won’t come out empty handed…

 

The PREVIEW interview: Countess Bathurst

In April this year, The Right Honourable The Countess Bathurst was ordained as the new High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. Sally Bult met her to discuss what the position entails and discovered how her love of literature
has already inspired a new project helping improve literacy in prisons…

 

CHEF PROFILE: Talia Maddison

The catering company Cotswold Cooks started in the kitchens of Purton House, near Swindon, in the late 1980s. The founder and head cook is Talia Maddison and the business goes hand in hand with the family farm, Purton House Organics, which provides a constant supply of fresh produce. This suits Talia’s style of cooking – one focussed on simple, fresh ingredients and seasonal, rustic recipes…