Padel is essentially the most up-and-coming sport on this planet – and you’ll play proper right here in Gloucestershire at East Glos Membership.
With new eateries and points of interest opening left, proper and centre, Gloucestershire is bursting with new issues to do that yr – from sipping recent sake to having a go at one of many fastest-growing sports activities on this planet.
Whether or not you’re eager to get energetic within the nice outside or attempt essentially the most Instagrammable meals within the county, uncover 9 of the good new issues to attempt in Gloucestershire in 2021 with SoGlos’s newest round-up.
Concerning the sponsor – East Glos Membership
Welcoming gamers of all ages and skills, East Glos Membership is a multi-sports membership in Cheltenham, which gives incredible racket sport and hockey services, in addition to skilled teaching and annual membership choices.
Recognized for its excellent tennis facilities, the membership additionally lately launched the most popular new racket sport to the south west with the launch of its all-weather padel courts – giving native individuals the possibility to attempt padel all yr spherical.
For extra data, go to eastglos.co.uk.
1. Attempt padel at East Glos Membership
It’s one of many fastest-growing sports activities on this planet, and Gloucestershire’s early adopters can lastly see what the hype is all about by making an attempt padel at East Glos Membership in Cheltenham – the south west’s first and solely place to play.
Launched in April 2021 and straightforward to be taught, padel is a enjoyable and sociable doubles sport, incorporating the identical scoring system as tennis in addition to the flexibility to play the balls off the partitions, like in squash.
2. Attempt a plant-based burger in Gloucestershire
Veganism has been on the rise for the previous few years, with extra individuals choosing environmentally-friendly, plant-based alternate options to meat dishes.
And Gloucestershire is dwelling to loads of vegan-friendly eateries, when you’re but to present plant-based meals a attempt, together with the brand new, digital Holee Cowless burger joint in Cheltenham and The BBQ Society in Gloucester, which each serve some severely convincing fake burgers.
For extra inspiration, try 18 of the perfect vegan menus within the county.
3. Attempt rise up paddleboarding in Gloucester
Rise up paddleboarding has boomed in recognition over the previous couple of years, with individuals of all ages and skills in a position to give the water sport a go.
If you happen to haven’t tried it but, think about taking to the water for a sundown paddle by way of Gloucester Docks with Uncover Paddling; or check your steadiness with an on-board yoga session at SUP Gloucester’s picturesque spot by The Decrease Lode Inn in Tewkesbury.
4. Attempt foraging for meals in Cirencester
The previous yr has seen individuals reconnect with nature on a complete new stage – with foraging for wild meals turning into much more mainstream for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic started.
Foodies can hunt for edible treasures in Cirencester, heading off into the Cotswold countryside on a foraging course with Wild Meals UK.
5. Attempt rainbow siopao in Cheltenham
For among the most Instagrammable meals in Gloucestershire, head to the recently-launched Humble Kusina in Cheltenham, the place you possibly can choose up a number of rainbow Siopao buns to take pleasure in at dwelling.
Pronounced ‘shoe-pow’, these attractive and photogenic buns are a well-liked avenue meals within the Philippines, filled with char siu pork; conventional rooster adobo; and even chocolate orange ganache – all with a unusual vibrant twist.
6. Attempt alt format wine from Stroud
On a mission to convey Italian traditions to the UK in essentially the most sustainable means attainable, When in Rome is an alt format wine producer from Stroud – serving high quality, vegan-friendly wines in different packaging, like bag-in-box, cans and flat recycled PET bottles.
It’s additionally partnering with the world’s greenest soccer membership, Forest Inexperienced Rovers, to convey its wines from small, impartial Italian producers to the eco-conscious stadium in Nailsworth.
7. Attempt the brand new cocktails and cupcakes bar in Cheltenham
Candy-toothed locals are in for a deal with at Cheltenham’s trendiest new bar, The City Fox.
Serving up a curated menu of cocktails and cupcakes, the Montpellier sizzling spot opens for enterprise on Monday 17 Could 20210 – and its fashionable décor makes the proper backdrop for that lengthy overdue group pic.
8. Attempt recent sake in Cheltenham
Cheltenham’s newest new addition, Yogan, guarantees to immerse locals in modern Japanese tradition – with the possibility to ty recent sake at its restaurant on Bathtub Highway.
With genuine dishes, a devoted sushi providing, Japanese whiskies and plenty of tasty cocktails on the menu, it’s a should go to when it opens on Monday 17 Could 2021.
For extra details about East Glos Membership, go to eastglos.co.uk.
By Annabel Lammas
© SoGlosFriday 14 Could 2021