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Winchcombe all set for new live Music Nights

The Wine Bar & Grill to showcase local musicians

Hambling and LloydHere at the Wine Bar & Grill we are preparing to launch a series of new Music Nights in Winchcombe. Already a firm favourite with locals and a reputation for good food and drink, the Wine Bar & Grill is now showcasing local music evenings twice a month.

Kicking off this Saturday evening, 30th August at 8.30pm with acoustic duo Hambling & Lloyd. Phil Hambling and David John Lloyd have a vast repertoire of songs across the many genres of pop, rock, blues, jazz, soul, and country combined with excellent musicianship, guaranteed to delight their audiences wherever they go.

The Gloucester based pair have developed a unique chemistry that delivers a sensational combination of superbly passionate vocals and blistering guitar. They have both performed professionally for some time with Phil currently touring with a Van Morrison tribute band and David regularly performing at premier venues including the Everyman Theatre, The Roses Theatre, and The Colston Hall, Bristol.

Matthew Brown, owner of Wesley House added, “Our Wine Bar & Grill is a great venue for live music and with the autumn almost upon us, we decided to launch a brand new series of Saturday evening live music nights. We have put together a great line up, launching with Hambling & Lloyd and followed on Saturday 13th September with Matt Belmont and then Saturday 27th September with Set The Sail”.

Local Blooms Award

Wesley House wins 1st place at Winchcombe Country Show

 

Wesley House Bloom AwardWesley House is celebrating after being awarded first place for its exterior floral displays at the 2014 Winchcombe Country Show. The show originally started as the Winchcombe Flower Show in 1949 and has grown into a huge family event for residents and visitors alike. The traditional flower show component of the Winchcombe Country Show covers a wide range; floral art, vegetables, fruit, flowers, preserves and sundries, cookery, wine, crafts, arts & photography.

The Business class comes under the floral art category, where there are two classes – ‘Get Creative’ which is the most attractive display in window boxes/hanging baskets in Winchcombe and Greet and the ‘Exterior Floral Display by a Business’. Wesley House are in good company with other previous winners including Castleways, Just In and the Harvest Home in Greet.

Diane Brooks from Winchcombe Country Show, commented, “The Wesley House display is fabulous and really brightens up the centre of Winchcombe. It was difficult to choose between several very good displays and finally Wesley House was deemed to be the most outstanding.”

After over 22 years on the High Street, Wesley House pride themselves on their exterior floral displays. The whole team contributes their ideas and expertise to designing and maintaining the unique boxes and hanging baskets, with bright seasonal changes.

Matthew Brown, owner of Wesley House added, “We are delighted to have been recognised for our floral displays in Winchcombe High Street and would like to thank the organisers of Winchcombe Country Show for awarding Wesley House a first place!”

Celebration of Fizz

Wesley House celebrates champagne – part of the inaugral Winchcombe Festival of Fizz

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July

 

Celebration of FizzWinchcombe’s lively Wine Bar & Grill at Wesley House, has joined forces with the town’s new Festival of Fizz to celebrate champagne and all things fizzy.

The Festival of Fizz weekend takes place on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Wesley House along with other local restaurants and bars, are running their own special promotion in celebration of champagne, with ½ price bottles of Champagne and Prosecco available throughout the festival weekend.

The festival itself is marking the 400th anniversary of locally born and raised Christopher Merrett, attributed with the development of the bottle for 2nd fermentation of “fizz” some 20 years before Dom Perignon in France.

Wesley House is already well known locally for its popular Friday Fizz promotion but is extending this to the whole weekend, with ½ price “Fruit Infused Fizz” using both Champagne at £4.50 per glass and Prosseco at £3.50. A choice of strawberry, peach, raspberry and elderflower infusion is sourced mainly from local grower Hayles Fruit Farm, a few miles outside of Winchcombe.

Mathew Brown, owner of Wesley House added, “With such an esteemed former resident of Winchcombe being the brainchild of fizz, we had to run a weekend long fizz event and celebrate in true style.”

Bank Holiday Monday Jazz Lunch

Jazz Lunch in the Cotswolds

Monday 26th May

 

Wesley HouseTo help you relax and recharge your batteries over the long Bank Holiday weekend, well known here at Wesley House we are hosting a special Jazz lunch.

Our Experienced Head Chef, Cedrik Rullier and his team will offer a seasonal menu to tantalise your taste buds, accompanied by uplifting jazz music from a well known local band.

Cedrik says, “We are taking a very relaxed approach to Bank Holiday with our regular New Years Day Jazz Band, Johnny Fingers Trio, playing throughout lunch and tables available to book between 12noon and 3pm.”

Highlights of the current menu to whet your appetite include Grilled Cornish Mackerel, with pickled beetroot, horseradish cream, followed by Roast Lemon and Thyme Chicken Breast, with Sweet potato puree, apple and port sauce, and to finish Chocolate Torte with Popping candy and cherry ice cream. Wesley House is the perfect place to spend your Bank Holiday weekend enjoying good food with family and friends.

To make a reservation at just £28 per person, please call (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

Seasonal Cotswold Cookery Demonstration

Wesley House hosts a new Winchombe Festival of Music & Arts event

Tuesday 20th May

 

Cedric RullierThis year’s Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts has a new addition to the line up, with acclaimed local restaurant Wesley House hosting a seasonal Cookery Demonstration on Tuesday 20th May.

The AA ** rosette restaurant in the heart of Winchcombe, has an excellent reputation for fine food and undoubtedly the seasonal cookery demonstration will share hints and tips to their continued success. Experienced Head Chef, Cedrik Rullier, has designed a menu reflective of the seasonal dishes currently offered at Wesley House, and on which it has built an enviable reputation, over the past 25 years.

Cedrik says, “Guests will be greeted at 10.30am for an 11am start with coffee. This will be followed by my cookery demonstration, a glass of Prosecco and a question and answer session. I will also be joined by my colleague and well known local chef, Rob Owen from The Royal Oak at Gretton. “

The cookery demonstration will be followed by a delicious two course lunch and guests can choose from a range of Wesley House classics including; Roast Pork Tenderloin, carrot puree, apple and port sauce, Spring Vegetable Risotto, pea shoots, parmesan crisp and Confit of Cod, Beetroot, radish and smoked prawns. For dessert Cedrik will be tantalising guest’s taste buds with Chocolate Torte with popping candy and cherry ice cream, Vanilla Panna Cotta with poached rhubarb and Passion Fruit Parfait with pineapple, lime and coconut rocher.

The cost of the event will be £35 to include a £5 donation to the Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts. To book please call (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

Food and Wine Matching Heaven

Wesley House Italian Wine & Dinner Tasting Night

Friday 2nd May, 2014

Italian Wine EveningThere are so many wonderful wines created in so many areas of Italy, so Wesley House have decided to base the next in our series of fun tasting nights, on wines produced in the southern Italian vineyards.

Talented Head Chef, Cedrik Rullier, will be putting together a delicious menu to complement the excellent wine selections made by Amelia Singer, Wesley House’s well respected and knowledgeable local wine expert. Amelia has worked in wineries around the world including Bordeaux, Rioja, Chile and has also recently worked with Jamie Oliver on his exciting new Drinksyoutube channel!

Taking place on Friday 2nd May, diners will be greeted with a welcome drink and delicious canapés on arrival, followed by an expertly prepared and matched five course meal with paired Italian tasting wines served throughout, followed by coffee and petit fours to finish.

To make a reservation at £75 per person to include dinner, all drinks and tasting wines, please call (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

We’re heading for sunny South Africa!

Wesley House March Wine & Dinner Tasting Night

Friday 28th March, 2014

Wesley HouseBe transported to sunny South Africa during the forthcoming Wine & Dinner Tasting Night, taking place on Friday 28th March and hosted by Wesley House owner Matthew Brown and wine specialist Amelia Singer.

Treat yourself to five expertly selected, prepared and cooked courses; all paired with a handpicked selection of the finest wines South Africa has to offer. We hope to introduce a broad selection of wines that showcases the remarkable people and magical places behind these wines.

Head chef, Cedrik Rullier has created a mouth watering menu with some star dishes that will definitely remind you of this month’s featured country, with Smoked Springbok Carpaccio infused with red bush tea and Roast Ostrich fillet with wild grain sorghum, rainbow carrots and celeriac puree.

Experienced wine industry specialist Amelia Singer says “ If you would like to learn more about wine and broaden your spectrum of wine favourites, then a Wine & Dinner tasting evening is a great introduction, with lots of relaxed advice and of course good food!”

To make a reservation at £75 per person to include dinner, all drinks and tasting wines, please call (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

Wesley House Friday Wine & Dinner Tasting Evening

Friday 28th February 2014

An Evening in “New Zealand”
Hosted by Matthew Brown and Amelia Singer

For our next tasting evening, here at Wesley House we are off to New Zealand, for a delicious menu accompanied by specially selected wines all made in this beautiful country.

Last month’s featured region saw the team introducing a fantastic evening, tasting different wines and dishes from Chile and Argentina, so once again celebrated local wine aficionado Amelia Singer and Wesley House founder Matthew Brown, will combine “serious” wine tasting with an element of fun!

Wesley House Sous Chef and native New Zealander Freddie Ponder has had a great influence on this evening’s menu and helped well known Head Chef Cedrik with the choice of courses, kicking off with aperitifs and canapés.

Diners will be treated to five perfectly cooked and complimentary dishes, accompanied by wines expertly paired to each course, followed by petit fours and coffee.

Matthew Brown says.”Our wine dinners are a complete experience and Amelia Singer and I select the perfect wine to accompany each course. Our approach enables you to enjoy, compare and contrast how wine and food can make the perfect match.’

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy an evening out with friends, colleagues or clients and all at £75 per person inclusive of dinner, all drinks and wines. To purchase your table reservation please call Wesley House on 01242 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

An Evening with “Pinot” at Wesley House

Friday 31st January, 2014

A local wine event hosted by our very own Matthew Brown and wine aficionado Amelia Singer.

Here at Wesley House we have teamed up with an experienced wine industry specialist, created a delicious Tasting Menu and accompanied this with wines all made from the Pinot grape!

An Evening with “Pinot” will be co-hosted by Amelia Singer who has been in the wine industry for a number of years and has recently completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma.

Amelia has a long standing affinity with wine, having worked in wineries all around the world, (Bordeaux, Rioja, Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers and online fine wine merchants (along with exciting new start-ups), she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.

Amelia’s approach to wine, and her aim, is to demystify the snobbery around wine and empower people when it comes to making wine decisions – either in a supermarket aisle or when the wine list is handed to you in a restaurant. Wine can be extremely serious and intellectual, but it is MEANT to be FUN.

We hope that at the tasting evening you will learn a little more, meet new people and most of all have a BIT of FUN!

Tickets are £60 per person and include an 8 course tasting menu, with fizz & canapés on arrival and tasting wines throughout the evening. Please call Wesley House on 01242 602366 and reserve your table.

Good Food Guide 2014 accolade

Waitrose Good Food Guide

We are delighted to have been included in The Good Food Guide 2014 and for the twentieth consecutive year! Thank you so much to all our diners and guests as our inclusion is based entirely on reader’s recommendations and inspection reports. You can’t elect to be in the guide or pay for an inclusion, so it makes it all the more valuable!

The Good Food Guide is the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide. Since 1951 they’ve been reviewing and writing about restaurants, pubs and cafés, bringing together the best places to eat out from throughout the country.

The Cotswolds has an abundance of good quality places to eat and stay and at Wesley House we are proud to have been included for yet another year!

Mathew Brown, owner of Wesley House added, “After almost 25 years in the hospitality, it is phenomenally pleasing to be awarded such an accolade by diners and guests. The whole team would really like to thank everyone who has recommended Wesley House and to our regular diners for their continued support.”

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