Giving Kid Goats a Future at Trecorras Farm

Giving Kid Goats a Future at Trecorras Farm John and Julie Joseph moved to Trecorras farm in the idyllic Herefordshire countryside in 2010. John had long been involved in agriculture and grew up in the area. Julie is a chartered town planner who also runs her own consultancy. Little ...

Read More » Posted on 2 August 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Meet Our ‘Perry' Pig Artist, Rachel Shilston

    Meet Our ‘Perry’ Pig Artist, Rachel Shilston  Rachel Shilston is a local artist based in Chepstow, just on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Rachel is responsible for creating our wonderful 'Perry' pig who has taken up residence in our southbound site for the summer!   ...

Read More » Posted on 6 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news | Facebook / Twitter

Celebrating the Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig

  Celebrating the Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig  We love pigs so much we used one for our logo! One of our favourite breeds, the Gloucester Old Spot, used to be a common sight in the county. The breed is known as the Orchard Pig as they used to roam around the orchards of the S...

Read More » Posted on 30 June 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news | Facebook / Twitter

On the Road to Glastonbury!

  On the Road to Glastonbury!  We’ve had great fun looking after our Glastonbury visitors over the last few years! You can visit our Kitchens on your way to Glastonbury for hot meals made fresh every day. You’ll also find all those last minute essentials you might need in our Far...

Read More » Posted on 21 June 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Meet the Youngest Distillers Around

  All Aged Under 26 Years Old, Meet the Youngest Distillers Around The popularity of gin certainly shows no sign of decline. Last year it was confirmed that the number of gin distilleries registered in the UK had doubled in the last five years. A local distillery run by an inspiring ...

Read More » Posted on 13 June 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week How fortuitous that National Gardening Week falls over the Easter weekend! With the beautiful weather we’ve had recently, there’s really no excuse not to get outside and spend an hour or two digging, planting, strimming and mowing! Depending on the space you have, wh...

Read More » Posted on 14 April 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

From the Pantry... Overton Organic Eggs

    Overton Organic Eggs  Based in Arlingham, just in the horseshoe of the River Severn and 12 miles from Gloucester Services, a flock of 5,700 happy hens live under the caring eyes of husband and wife team, Andrew and Lucy Martin.   Here at Gloucester Services, we've b...

Read More » Posted on 23 February 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

From the Pantry... Wessex Mill Flour

  Wessex Mill Flour Here at Gloucester Services, we believe that even the most everyday of ingredients are as special as luxury treats. Using good quality, local produce is the perfect way to make your own homemade creations special. Wessex Mill was founded back in 1898 by William Henry ...

Read More » Posted on 14 February 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Winter Walks

    Wrap up this weekend and explore the county! In our opinion there's nothing better than a crisp winter walk followed by a cosy evening in by the fire. We've chosen a few of our favourite Gloucestershire walks to inspire you for the weekend ahead.     The Glouceste...

Read More » Posted on 16 January 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news | Facebook / Twitter

The Perfect Recipe for Cosy Winter Nights

  Trecorras Farm Kid with Chilli, Tomato and Sweet Peppers   We're delighted to now stock premium British kid meat from Trecorras Farm in Herefordshire. The goat milk industry has been steadily increasing in the UK with female goats playing a key role in goat milk production. Ho...

Read More » Posted on 9 January 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Warm up with The Cotswold Pudding Company

  Karen Laggett along with her partner, Jonathan Harwood, started The Cotswold Pudding Company back in 2007. One of Karen’s earliest memories was standing on a chair in her mother’s kitchen watching her bake cakes then licking the whisk at the end of the process and devouring the finis...

Read More » Posted on 9 January 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Winter Walks & Cosy Winter Nights

  Wrap up this weekend and explore the county! In our opinion there's nothing better than a crisp winter walk followed by a cosy evening in by the fire. We've chosen a few of our favourite Gloucestershire walks to inspire you for the weekend ahead. Get wrapped up in your warmest layers...

Read More » Posted on 5 January 2017 in About Gloucester Services, In the news | Facebook / Twitter

The Original Buxton Pudding Company

    The Original Buxton Pudding Company is all about reviving the county of Derbyshire's heritage recipes, as well as enjoying a few contemporary ones too!   In 2013, a good friend of Dom and Alan, of The Buxton Pudding Company, found an old cookery book in their attic dating ...

Read More » Posted on 5 December 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Espresso Mushroom Company

   Growing fantastic Oyster Mushrooms on used coffee grounds?  The Espresso Mushroom Company loved the idea so much they had to try it out. Mushrooms just love growing in coffee grounds. The team use coffee grounds from Brighton’s cafés, collected by bike, and grow...

Read More » Posted on 18 November 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Make your own S'mores

  S'mores    Build your own S'mores this weekend using some of our favourite sweet treats!     Nomnom Chocolate Deep in the hills of Wales, in a cowshed, a young team use the glorious flavours of our great British makers & producers and combine th...

Read More » Posted on 25 October 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Gloucestershire's Perry Pear and Noble Isle

    Gloucestershire's Perry Pear and Noble Isle    According to folklore, May Hill, near Newent in Gloucestershire, was once the stomping ground of giants. One of whom brought a handful of perry pears home to the hill to try. One companion took a large bite but immedia...

Read More » Posted on 30 September 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

ALL ABOUT THE APPLES

  All about the apples   This September we're embracing the change of season by enjoying a selection of world class ciders for our surrounding area. Some of our favourites include; The Wild Cider Co, (formerly Barnes and Adams) was born in 2009 out of a desire to prevent unwa...

Read More » Posted on 16 September 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

ACV with the Mother

Apple Cider Vinegar has long been a store cupboard staple in homes across the country and a traditional folk remedy for centuries. With the ongoing interest in health foods, Apple Cider Vinegar has quickly become the latest on-trend superfood. Why?    The Vinegar is thought...

Read More » Posted on 9 September 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Our Fishmonger

Our Fishmonger   In the whole of Britain there are fewer than 1,000 specialist fishmongers, 7,000 butchers, 4,000 greengrocers and barely 3,000 independent bakeries. At Gloucester Services we believe in the importance of reviving the traditional trades of fishmonger, butche...

Read More » Posted on 26 August 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company.

  The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company   The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company is the culmination of a deep love for the sea, the Pembrokeshire countryside and the desire to escape from the nine to five!  Jonathan Williams’ story began in 2010 just like many others stories remain...

Read More » Posted on 16 August 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

THE CHASE FAMILY FARM

  THE CHASE FAMILY FARM Just a few weeks ago the Gloucester team visited the Chase family farm to learn more about the constantly evolving products and the undeniably innovative family behind it, and it was a truly British affair! We started where it all begins; in the field. William C...

Read More » Posted on 5 August 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

ROSS & ROSS FOOD

Ross & Ross Food Although the June weather has been against us, the great British desire to fire up the summer barbecue has not been extinguished yet! Here at Gloucester Services, the barbecue season gives us the opportunity to really let our Butchery meat steal the show.    ...

Read More » Posted on 6 July 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

WILD BEER Co.

WILD BEER Co. The Wild Beer Co. brewers, Andrew Cooper and Brett Ellis, brew their wild creations in the cider-making heartland of Somerset. Inspired by traditional methods, they favour oak barrels over stainless steel tanks and wild yeast, from strains that are unconventional in modern brewing...

Read More » Posted on 28 June 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

In Praise of the Easter Roast

  In Praise of the Easter Roast Here at Gloucester Services we believe that there are some cuts of meat that are greatly under appreciated. We’re proud to have an old fashioned butchers, hanging our meat on the bone for up to three weeks and offering traditional cuts.   One cut...

Read More » Posted on 22 March 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

#HOTCROSSYUM

  #hotcrossyum Established in early 2012, The Artisan Baker is the brainchild of experienced pastry chef, Ori Hellerstein. Originally from Israel, Ori trained at Le Cordon Bleu and worked in some of London’s finest restaurants. Ori relocated in 2012 fulfilling his dream of opening 'The A...

Read More » Posted on 11 March 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

A GOOD CUP OF TEA

    A GOOD CUP OF TEA‘There is no trouble so great nor grave that cannot be much diminished by a good cup of tea.’   We believe drinking tea really is the ideal way to start the day. Aside from being delicious, it's proven to hold a whole host of health benefits. Experts bel...

Read More » Posted on 29 January 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

'LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE'

    'LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE' You might already be aware of our love of honey here at Gloucester Services. If you’ve visited our Southbound site you may have seen our bee mural by wonderful local artist Stephanie Cole. The mural celebrates our love of honey which has grown ever since...

Read More » Posted on 22 January 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

EVERYDAY TREATS

EVERYDAY TREATS  Here at Gloucester Services we're not ones for the New Year diet! We prefer to eat well all year long! Our selection of everyday treats include a host of hidden health benefits. Why deprive yourself this New Year when you could be enjoying produce to help you start a na...

Read More » Posted on 15 January 2016 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

THE STORY OF GLOUCESTER SERVICES CHRISTMAS

THE STORY OF GLOUCESTER SERVICES CHRISTMAS Our buyers have collaborated with our wonderful suppliers this Christmas to make sure you have all those essential festive treats. THE CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES AND LICK THE SPOON Lick the Spoon have been delighting taste buds across the coun...

Read More » Posted on 11 December 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

THE ARTISAN BAKER

THE ARTISAN BAKER   Established in early 2012, The Artisan Baker is the brainchild of experienced pastry chef, Ori Hellerstein. Originally from Israel, Ori trained at Le Cordon Bleu and worked in some of London’s finest restaurants. Ori relocated in 2012, fulfilling his dream of opening T...

Read More » Posted on 26 November 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

FROM ORCHARD TO BOTTLE

FROM ORCHARD TO BOTTLE If you’re not familiar with the method of ‘keeving’ you’d be forgiven! This traditional cider making method, dating back to the mid 1600’s, has largely died out in commercial cider making methods in the UK. However the slower method is it still alive and well in the prod...

Read More » Posted on 2 October 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

PICK YOUR OWN

PICK YOUR OWN Earlier this week we featured Liz of Forage Fine Foods and it inspired us to get foraging! The amount of fantastic fresh produce available in autumn is staggering. One of our favourite things to find are blackberries and now really is the time to get picking! Folklore states t...

Read More » Posted on 25 September 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

AN APPLE A DAY

AN APPLE A DAY Apple harvest season is now underway across the West Country and there are reports that this year is a bumper year for the harvest. Potentially seeing the highest tonnage in English eating apples in 20 years, which in our eyes is a cause for celebration, but why is it a bumper cr...

Read More » Posted on 18 September 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

The Princes Countryside Fund Exclusive Sandwich

  Our Princes Countryside Fund Exclusive Sandwich On Tuesday 28th July 2015, HRH Prince of Wales visited us to officially open our motorway service area and join us in a celebration, not just of the hard work of our staff and suppliers but as a celebration of the county of Gloucestershire...

Read More » Posted on 30 July 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

World's First Motorway Fishmonger

In the whole of Britain there are fewer than 1,000 specialist fishmongers, 7,000 butchers, 4,000 greengrocers and barely 3,000 independent bakeries. At Gloucester Services we believe in the importance of reviving the traditional trades of fishmonger, butcher, greengrocer and bakery, all under...

Read More » Posted on 13 May 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Cinderhill Farm - The story so far

Cinderhill Farm- The story so far Gloucestershire and its surrounding counties are arguably unrivalled in the quality and abundance of their food produce. Farming is at the very heart of Gloucestershire life and here at Gloucester Services we are only too aware of how sustainable local retailin...

Read More » Posted on 24 February 2015 in About Gloucester Services, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Our Gluten Free Chocolate and Almond Cake

Our Gluten Free Chocolate and Almond Cake From the Kitchen… At Gloucester Services our small team of professional bakers prepare homemade cakes everyday using traditional and modern recipes, many handed down from the Dunning family. This particular recipe was one that the judges of the re...

Read More » Posted on 18 October 2014 in About Gloucester Services, Awards, In the news, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Tebay Services, best UK motorway service station of the year!

Tebay Services, best UK motorway service station of the year! Our big sister Tebay Services has been announced as service station of the year this morning by Which? The survey carried out by Which? Is based on a poll covering 3,039 recent customer experiences at service stations up and ...

Read More » Posted on 20 June 2014 in About Gloucester Services, Awards, In the news | Facebook / Twitter