The Gloucester Old Spot
The Gloucester Old Spot invites you to enjoy a warm welcome and exceptionally good cuisine. A real family establishment, you’ll find friendly staff, a buzzy ambience and a spacious garden for little ones to play in. The dining room is light and bright, with one wall of French windows and another decorated with small oval mirrors. Artistically mismatched furniture and industrial chic touches like exposed bulb lighting give the room quirky individuality. We visited on a beautiful summer evening and sat in the beer garden – a characterful spot with vibrant parasols and a large mural of hot air balloons.
My companion couldn’t resist sampling the salt, pepper and chilli squid and found it deliciously meaty with a nice crisp batter, while I enjoyed creamy sweet potato, miso and orange soup. Flavoursome confit duck leg with juicy red cabbage and roasted carrots and parsnips in a sweet orange and anise jus followed. My companion chose duck breast in a balsamic reduction, with beautifully rich chorizo and wild mushroom risotto. Our meals were accompanied by Boondoggle ale and a delightful Psychopomp gin and tonic with orange and juniper berries. To round off our evening we chose two scrumptious puddings. The chocolate mud cake was rich and gooey, with honeycomb flakes and warm chocolate sauce. The white chocolate and blueberry cheesecake was light and smooth, adorned with dried kiwi spheres and paired with sharp rhubarb compote.