Thursday, July 02, 2009

Where to eat in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

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Seen here from the bank of the River Severn, Oddas Barn in Deerhurst, just outside Tewkesbury, and around 8 miles from Cheltenham is the perfect location for a dinner party for your family and friends. It's your evening: Your Menu. Your Wine. Your Chef (that could be me!)

Renovated around 25 years ago by the architect who went on to design the Canary Wharf Tower, Oddas Barn, named from the historic Oddas Chapel next door, blends the traditional with a contempory feel. There are two reception rooms on the second floor - which allow good views over the meadow to the river beyond. Perfect for 8 - 12 guests, there is even a grand piano if you want music while you dine. The owner, Kim, said they had recently had a jazz pianist to accompany a dinner party for friends and it made for a great atmosphere because unlike in traditional restaurants, here you have the freedom of being the only party there - so it really is your evening.

For those really warm summer evenings or lunch times (like now) there is also dining space outside - with a wood burning oven and outdoor kitchen at the back. This photo was taken by them in April, but for the summer they also have drapes which can be attached to the sides of the arbour.

If you are planning a small intimate wedding - up to 12 guests - Deerhurst church, also dating back to Saxon times and much revered in the area is situated next door to Oddas Barn.

So if it is a birthday, anniversary, a dinner party for friends or small wedding you are hosting near Cheltenham, Tewkesbury or Gloucester, Oddas Barn is the place for you!
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1 comment:

♥Rosie♥ said...

Sounds and looks absolutely gorgeous.