There are some exciting things happening in the Gloucestershire area over the next couple of months. I wanted to share some of the events and restaurant openings in the area!

A Rosette Chef for Newent’s Red Lion

Acclaimed chef Andrew Sheridan and businessman Sam Morgan, have taken over the Red Lion in Newent to open their first pub and restaurant venue in Gloucestershire.

Andrew Sheridan runs a group of restaurants in the Birmingham area, where he holds three AA rosettes. His flagship restaurant, 8, was featured in the 2022 Michelin Guide – so we have some beautiful food on its way to our doorstep.

The opening date for the Gloucestershire pub and restaurant is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be in March or April 2023, with recruitment already underway.

James Martin arrives at the Lygon Arms

Martin takes over the two restaurants at Broadway’s Lygon Arms later this month where he is preparing for a relaunch.

We can expect to see some of James Martins’ signature dishes arrive in Broadway alongside the restaurants current fan favourites at both restaurants. He wants to make the Lygon Arms known for having “the most sought-after restaurants in the Cotswolds”

The Festival!

We are just over a month away from the Cheltenham Races. As a company, this can be one of our busiest weeks of the year with people flooding to Cheltenham to enjoy the races and hospitality venues. The event regularly welcomes more than 250,000 people each year.

It’s going to be a very busy month, with chef job vacencies still open!

The Knife Angel

Working just by the cathedral in Gloucester, I noticed something a little different in the landscape this week. A giant statue made from 100,000 seized blades that have been given in Amnesty to prevent knife crime — not just here in Gloucestershire, but throughout the UK.

The statue, Knife Angel by Alfie Bradley, has been touring the UK for a few years now, raising the awareness of knife crime and fundraising for Anti-violence charities.

Alfie Bradley began the sculpture by creating a structure to form the basic shape of the Angel. Steel sheeting was the most suitable material for this to aid the formation of the organic shape, as well as enabling Alfie to weld each individual knife, to the sculpture.

This was the result of a nationwide drive to collect knives and take them off the streets and turn them into a piece of art that stands for social change.