Seasonal Food October 2014
What is going on in the countryside surrounding Tetbury during October? Remaining true to our comittment to local Cotswolds produce means we allow seasonality to exert its natural influence and we look forward to the different varieties that each month brings. So what can you expect from
this October's produce? What are the key driving forces for our many local suppliers? And how does all of this affect what is happening in our hotel and restaurant in Tetbury
- The Priory Inn?
Pumpkins and spooky stuff
Come and enjoy a spooky atmosphere over the Hallowe'en weekend with grisly,
grotesque, ghoulish pumpkins lighting up the restaurant. And delicious Autumn
fayre on the
Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum
The greatest natural firework display is happening right under our noses in
Tetbury within the 17 miles of walkable paths at Westonbirt Arboretum. This is a
stunning time of year to enjoy the colour circles of the 2,000 Japanese maples,
Persian ironwoods and hickories and to breathe the mouth-watering air scented by
the caramel katsuras. A magical trip for all the family.
Here at The Priory Inn we have a special dinner bed and breakfast package to
complement the arrival of the Autumn colours with a 3-course "30 Mile" menu
infront of our walk-around fireplace.
A Cotswolds Christmas and New Year
Christmas and New Years Eve seem to come around so quickly once the new school
year has started. So, for anyone who likes to plan ahead, we have plenty of
Christmas Day, Christmas Parties and New Years Eve - and we are happy to
take room or table bookings whenever you are!
Winners of Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2014
Our summer trip to Cheltenham Racecourse for the Oscars of the food and drink
world resulted in a thrilling award for The Priory Inn. We are very proud to now
have the "Best Cotswold Menu" (sponsored
by Frobisher's) award to our name and our thanks go to
Cotswold Life for another
sparkling and memorable ceremony.
This award is only possible because we work with the very best
producers within a 30 mile radius of Tetbury. Without their dedication,
drive and constant commitment to quality, we couldn't put such tasty, local,
nutritious food on our tables.
Both front and back of house, our team is dedicated to showcasing the great local
food and drink offerings and this award also reflects on their hard work and
total belief in our product. We thank them all.
...authentic fish and chips with minted mushy peas and homemade tartare saucecee
...gourmet burgers (beef with bacon jam, lamb and harissa with yoghurt, mint and
cucumber or Teriyaki chicken with sweet chilli mayo) and, of course...
To complete the perfect takeaway, local ale, lagers and ciders in takeaway
All ready to go during service periods - just call through your order and come
Barter at the Back Door
Allotment over-run with veggies? Herb garden overflowing? Even garden
flowers that are too plentiful for your use? Bring any excess to us and we will
swap it at current market value for vouchers that you can use in the restaurant, bar
or even hotel!
Read more here.
Kitchen Herb Garden
A huge thank-you to the team here for working so hard to get us ready for the
planting of our culinary and aromatic herb garden.
Jekka and Team McVicar have
nurtured our plants in their Alveston herbetum and we have been eagerly waiting
for the Spring to see them bedded in. Sunshine and rain will now be the perfect
ingredients for an ever-changing garden this year and beyond.
The Priory Inn "30 Mile Food Zone"
In November 2008, we launched our "30 Mile Food Zone" (as the crow flies) at The Priory Inn.
It grew out of a belief in the quality of food and drink on offer so close to us
here in Tetbury and a genuine desire to represent the suppliers, farmers,
growers and local artisans on our menus and behind the bar.
It has become bigger than we could have imagined!
Read more here.
Reviews of The Priory Inn
Click here for reviews and a sample of press comments about The Priory Inn,
well-known as a family-friendly hotel
and restaurant in Tetbury.
Want to bring the kids?
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hotels - here at The Priory Inn we know how hard it is to find an affordable
weekend away in a family-friendly hotel, so we've made it easy for you
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