Each month our Lucky Onion Cotswold Spy brings you the latest news from the best restaurants, hotels, theatres, galleries and general happenings in the Cotswolds. Check out what April has to offer and if you’re travelling to the area why not check out our beautiful bedrooms and stay the night…
We’ve got the perfect way to bask in the glory of the great British summer with No. 131’s rear terrace. Be it a night out à deux or an all-singing, all-dancing day-long celebration, all you could possibly want is here. Tuck into the BBQ, packed with mouth-watering, premium cuts of meat, sourced from the best local producers. We have inspired veggie options, too. Wash it all down with our great selection of delectable cocktails – or sample our delicious Pimms. Top off the evening dancing to the tunes of our terrace DJs. Stay the night afterwards in one of No.131’s beautiful bedrooms complete with original features, period bathrooms and antique touches.
No. 131, 131 The Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW. 01242 822 939; no131.com
FRESH ART FAIR AT CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE
Described as the ‘best UK art fair outside of London’, discover 51 leading UK galleries, showcasing a staggering 5,000 works by over 500 artists. New talent will be available to snap up alongside big names, including Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and David Hockney. In between, relax at Gin & Juice at our elegant Georgian townhouse, No.131. Go early in the day and catch our scrumptious brunch (served daily from 9am until 4pm), made using top seasonal, local produce. Otherwise, pop in for a G&T – we have a collection of 350 gins and growing – before dancing the night away with our house DJs and special guests.
The English Touring Opera are coming to Cheltenham. Gear up for a season of Kings and Queens in the battle for love, loyalty and power. With a large chorus and live orchestra, Verdi: Macbeth is first to the stage. A story of betrayal, murder and revenge, follow Macbeth in Shakespeare’s iconic play in his blood-soaked journey to the throne and watch a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth descend into the depths of despair. Should you be left wanting more, splash out on tickets for later in May at the Everyman Theatre for Mozart’s Idomeno or Rossini’s Elizabeth I – half price for anyone buying tickets to Macbeth.
30th April to 3rd May. Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572573; www.everymantheatre.org.uk
1st May sees the start of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. We can’t wait! And, as their official hospitality partners, we’ve got plenty planned. During the day, soak up the sounds of classic and contemporary jazz, soul, blues and pop from an exciting mix of jazz greats and the brightest emerging talent. There are 100 free additional gigs taking place across town, too. Join us for the ultimate afterparty on 4th May. We are also looking forward to welcoming the great and the good at The House at No. 131, the VIP Lounge on Thursday and Friday night.
Venues across Cheltenham. 01242 850270; cheltenhamfestivals.com
UK Coffee Week is fast approaching so it’s the prime time to try a cup (or two) of The Lucky Onion’s very own roasted coffee. A combination of beans from Brazil, Costa Rica and India, we worked side by side with the Master Roasters of UE Coffee, the only artisan wood powered coffee roastery in the UK, to come up with our exclusive, sophisticated and sustainable house blend. We’re all about kicking back and relaxing so cherish each sip at any Lucky Onion destination, whether it’s taking a break from your laptop, catching up with a girlfriend or grabbing a coffee on the go in one of our biodegradable, takeaway cups.