Ollie's Table Dance

Ever wondered why the glasses and cutlery look so shiny and inviting at Foston's Ash? That's because Ollie and his team take so much pride and pleasure in laying them out.

Check out this video of Ollie getting a little bit too excited when laying up; we think you'll like it.

Beautiful pictures from The Old Lodge

The Old Lodge is at its best during the summer months when Minchinhampton Common is green and lush and our garden is full of beautiful flowers. It's great for a summer holiday lunch after you've been flying a kite on the common, and we're still running our Summer Kids Menu, so you won't break the bank if you want to pop in for lunch. We've got a couple of lovely photos to share with you, one taken by local photographer Tammy Kwan (check out her website) and one by the staff here. Enjoy!

Stroud Life Awards at The Old Lodge

We were very pleased to host the Stroud Life Business Awards at the Old Lodge last Wednesday. The awards have established themselves as the most prestigious event in the local calendar since they were first held five years ago and we had a lovely time celebrating with some of the area's best and most innovative companies. All the guests were greeted with prosecco on arrival and went on to enjoy a menu that included salmon roulade, goats cheese and caramelised red onion tart, Chicken Supreme and fresh Cotswold strawberries. We've got a few pictures to share with you from the night, and we'd like to say a big congratulations to all the winners - you can see pictures of them at the Stroud Life website.

New TV series from Harry Potter author films at the Old Lodge!

Filming has begun in the Stroud area for the adaptation of JK Rowling's latest novel, The Casual Vacancy. The production is based on Rowling's first adult novel and the first she completed after the word famous series of Harry Potter books and is being made by the BBC in association with HBO, the American productioncompany behind smash hit series Game of Thrones. The series stars Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes and Rory Kinnear and revolves around a battle for power on the council of the fictional town of Pagford. We aren't sure what scenes were being filmed yet, but we're very excited that we're going to be television stars, and we managed to sneak a few pictures of what was going on behind the scenes. Watch this space for info about the screening date!