Cotswolds Spy: November 2018

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 November has to offer.


Steakholder Society at The Lucky Onion

When it comes to produce at The Lucky Onion restaurants, there is nothing we like better than Best of British. Now, we’ve given you the perfect excuse to tuck into meat from our local farmers with the launch of our Steakholder Society. Sign up to our database online and tick Steakholder Society then every Tuesday across all of our restaurants, with an order of a premium cut of beef (such as a Chateaubriand), you can enjoy a bottle of Malbec on us. And not stopping there, we can also give you tips and tricks on how to cook the most delicious beef dishes.



2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art 

Fresh from the Mall Galleries in St James’s, this fascinating show is the first out-of-London exhibition of the latest collection of images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Celebrating the beauty and diversity of British wildlife, the country’s natural glory is brought to life through the talent, artistry and determination of the UK’s best nature photographers. Enjoy stunning shots of jellyfish, rare glimpses of baby weasels, birds of prey attacking mid-flight and thrushes nesting in traffic lights.

6th November 2018 – 6th January 2019. Nature In Art, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, Gloucester GL2 9PA. 01452 731422;



Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens at The Barn Theatre

She’s Merkel To His Trump. He’s Boris to her Theresa. They wowed at their sold-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their unique mix of impressions and satire. This month, this dynamic duo, two of Britain’s finest impressionists, Rory Bremner (of Bremner, Bird and Fortune) and Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers), have dropped by Cirencester for one night only. Gear up for a hilarious evening as they take on over 30 personalities, from Farage to Lumley, Diane Abbott to Fiona Bruce and Jacob Rees-Mogg to the sublime.

4th November. The Barn Theatre, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. 01285 648242;



Jools Holland at The Centaur

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are returning to The Centaur with a tremendous collection of original compositions and much-loved classics. Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond – who recently released an album with Holland – will be making a special guest appearance plus Holland’s daughter, singer Mabel Ray. Also taking to the stage will be Ruby Turner with her astonishingly powerful vocals and Louise Marshall with her soulful tunes.

10th November. The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH. 01242 539 538;