Showing posts with label walks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label walks. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Easter 2018: The Food Edit (No Chocolate Here!)


For all you peeps who like to do something special to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus/chocolate bunnies, this is for you! Of course, there's the good ol' Egg Hunt (who's dressing up as Mr Bunny this year?), a family walk, or church. Whatever Easter looks like for you, you can't beat a bite to eat with the Fam. We've got some ideas to kick things off. 

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Places to Eat
The Cotswolds are famous for the broad range of places where you can get some truly amazing, locally produced food. Here are three of our favourites:

Lavendar Bakehouse is a little teashop and cafe in Chalford, just by the canal. They source their ingredients as locally as possible and you can taste the love they put into the food! This is a lovely place for brunch or cake, or both! 


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The Canteen is Nailsworth's quirky, yummy offering to the Cotswolds' food scene, drawing celebrity attention stars such as Liam Gallagher. The food is incredibly good and the cafe backs onto Domestic Science, a mini emporium supplying chic vintage homewares, quality office supplies and much more. 


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Wild Garlic is also based in Nailsworth (Naily's got it all, folks!). Jay Raynor is a big fan— need we say more? We will anyway. Chef Patron Matthew Beardshall handpicks local, seasonal ingredients with which to create his dishes. And did we mention the "locally sourced traditional roast" on the Sunday lunch menu?! (Psst! Booking recommended).


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If 'forking' out for a full meal isn't for you, you could ask everyone to make their favourite dish (assign some people to sweet, some to savoury, some to drinks etc.) and put on a bring and share. Something a bit different, and if you find dates like Easter stressful, 
it should take the edge off! 

Whatever you're doing on the Easter weekend, we hope you have the loveliest, yummiest time! (And good luck with the rest of Lent!)




Sincerely, Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Idyllic Nailsworth



Nailsworth
An area renowned for its award winning restaurants, cafes, boutiques and idyllic views. The beautiful scenic town of Nailsworth, set in the heart of the Cotswold's, near where we currently reside.

We have  assembled our list of favourite places to visit.






















The Canteen.
Situated in the heart of Nailsworth, but out of the way of the hustle and bustle, The Canteen is perfect for a quick getaway. From cappuccinos to an array of various treats (it’s a must to sample one those) to healthy salads, The Canteen offers it all. Located next to Domestic Science, you can have a catch up with friends then have a little peak at the amazing nik naks and furniture you will find in Domestic Science.
 For more information visit http://thecanteennailsworth.co.uk



Domestic Science.
If you’re looking for something a little different, vintage furnishings for your home or for a birthday, anniversary or a gift then Domestic Science can offer all this. If you are stuck for ideas, what you think you may never find may well be in there. Even things you didn’t even know about that existed (happened to me…). They are also a stockist of the Annie Sloane Chalk Paint for any budding DIY’ers out there.
For more information visit https://domscihome.wordpress.com

Williams Food Hall.
 Williams Food Hall dates back to 1975 by William and Rae Beeston and is responsible for putting Nailsworth on the map for foodies like myself, even Jack Straw said ‘I’ve been told I must stop by William’s Kitchen’ Offering fresh fish, delicatessen, restaurant and catering, William’s does it all, and does it well. Now owned by Ed and Helen Playne since 2014, it really is a must see if you are passing through Nailsworth.
For more information visit http://www.williamsfoodhall.co.uk

The Old Fleece.
 As part of The Food Club which offers membership and discount on selected Cotswolds pubs. The Old Fleece is a charming 250-year old coaching inn, located between Stroud and Nailsworth was built ‘in the heyday of the Stroud wool industry’. Attentive staff, great hearty food and amazing cookies, a visit is a must (also ideally situated opposite Madia & Matilda…) To find out more about how you can join The Food Club, visit www.food-club.co.uk and
http://www.food-club.com/pubs/the-old-fleece/

Hobbs House Bakery.

A family business established back in the 1920’s, Hobbs House is always busy and when you go inside, you will understand why! There award-winning bread is all baked fresh and can even be delivered to your door. They offer a fabulous breakfast and lunchtime menu, in their café, upstairs. For afterwards, you must pick up a treat either it be a brownie or bakewell tart, they offer some very tasty treats it is quite hard to walk by empty handed. To top it offer they offer a range of courses, visit www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk for more info.

Woodchester Mansion.
 Woodchester Mansion is totally unique; this is because it is unfinished. However a walk around the ground unveils hundreds of years of history and it really is a great place for a family walk or for dog walkers. You can choose how long you walk for and each walk will take you past various attractions. Each season is so different so whenever you walk is always magical. In  1750 Frederick Prince of Wales stayed there and in 1788 King George III visited.
For the full history, visit www.woodchestermansion.org.uk/History

Mother Goose
 Wool and craft emporium, specialising in craft supplies, kits for knitting, crochet, sewing, needle felting and peg dolls. An abundance of yarns, felting wool, felt, doll, squares of materials, buttons, and ribbons. 

If you share a passion for hand craft you can find it all here, in 10a Market Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire http://www.mothergooseonline.co.uk/contact-us.html

Herringbone
 The refined and stylish Herringbone fabric shop, has carefully curated a collection of stylish fabrics, all arranged with colour palette set to inspire. Dressmaking patterns & quality haberdashery. Including small independant branded products and trims; such as Merchant & Mills, By Hand London, Colette, Sew Liberated, Sew Over It, Salme, Liesl + co, Grainline Studio, DIY Couture & Oliver+s.
For those sewing bees, Herringbone is the place to visit for all sewing needs.
http://herringboneshop.co.uk/

This is just a few of the wonders which the little town of Nailsworth, has to offer. With so much more to be discovered, why not find out for yourself.


Green Spirit Organic Fruit and Veg shop

Sincerely Madia & Matilda