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The Cotswolds is a foodie’s paradise, with a wealth of local produce, producers, and eateries. With the increasing awareness of the benefits of eating local, of sustainability, and saving on food miles, for our health as well as for the environment, we’ve created Taste of the Cotswolds (part of Cotswolds Concierge) to champion the culinary superstars of the Cotswolds.

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Local food is fresher and better for us, it has a lower carbon footprint, it supports the local economy, and it tastes much nicer. It’s a win-win-win. Taste of the Cotswolds puts focus on local food and drink, local chefs, local produce, and local culinary initiatives. 

^ Gorgeous snap from the vegetable garden at Mallory Court.

The Cotswolds: Where Rolling Hills Yield a Feast for the Senses

Beyond the honey-colored villages and sun-dappled valleys of the Cotswolds lies a culinary landscape painted with vibrant flavours. This isn’t just a collection of restaurants and menus; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven by passionate growers, artisan producers, and chefs, where every bite tells a story of the land and the people who love it.

From Meadow to Plate, Farm to Feast

Whether you crave the earthy elegance of freshly dug truffles nestled beneath ancient oaks, the juicy sweetness of sun-warmed apples from nearby orchards, or the comforting warmth of a cheese crafted with milk from sheep grazing on wild thyme-scented hills, the Cotswolds offers a smorgasbord for the senses. Handcrafted honey infused with the whisper of wildflowers and sourdough loaves crusty with the magic of ancient grains – each mouthful sings with the rhythm of the seasons, a melody orchestrated by generations of tradition and care.

Hidden Gems of the Hilltops

The Cotswolds’ reputation for culinary excellence isn’t limited to bustling market towns and Michelin-starred restaurants. Venture down country lanes to discover hidden gems – a tiny bakery overflowing with artisanal pastries, a farm shop brimming with seasonal treasures, or a cosy pub where crackling fires illuminate plates stacked with locally sourced delights. Here, conversation mingles with the aroma of wood smoke and slow-cooked stews, and every meal feels like a warm embrace from the community.

Liquid Sunshine

The Cotswolds’ thirst for quality is far-reaching. Meet passionate producers in charming taprooms, join a lively harvest festival, or discover hidden gems like barrel-aged cider or award-winning gins – there’s a tipple for every palate, each one capturing the essence of the land.

Tasting the Terroir

From village markets overflowing with colorful vegetables to farm visits where you can roll your hands over the grains that go into the sourdough that will eventually grace your breakfast table, the Cotswolds invites you to connect with the source of your food. Pick your own plump strawberries when the summer sun is at it’s awrmest, chat with producers whose families have perfected their craft for generations, or attend a cooking class led by a renowned chef who’ll teach you the secrets of transforming local ingredients into culinary masterpieces.

Dine with the Seasons

The heart of the Cotswolds beats in the kitchens of its dedicated chefs. Sample their artistry in cosy pubs, charming cafes, and elegant hotels and restaurants where locally sourced ingredients take centre stage. Whether you’re enjoying a hearty brunch fuelled by local, homemade bread or a candlelit dinner showcasing the region’s finest produce, each bite whispers stories of the land and the passionate people who nurture it.

From rustic pub fare to Michelin-starred delicacies, the Cotswolds’ culinary scene is a symphony of taste waiting to be enjoyed. 

So, come with an empty stomach and an open heart, and prepare to discover a region where every meal is a journey of discovery, every bite a celebration of the land’s bounty, and every flavour a lasting memory.

Would you like your business featured? Is there a local Cotswold business or initiative you’d like to see on these pages? Click here to drop us a line.

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