All natural ice-cream, made just as it should be!

  All natural ice-cream, made just as it should be! The family at Hillbrooks are fifth generation farmers. When we meet the industrious mother and daughter team that are behind the luxury ice cream business, we are soon overwhelmed by the intricacies of the numerous sons, fathers, daught...

Read More » Posted on 14 August 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Breathing new life into Moreton Wood!

    Breathing new life into Moreton Wood!   Our handmade ‘Kindling Pimps’ are made for us at Moreton Wood, a beautiful 38 acre woodland in Herefordshire. The land is managed by Paul and Jo Morton who are dedicated to returning their woodland to its natural native tree and wild f...

Read More » Posted on 9 August 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

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

Cooking up small batches by hand in the heart of Gloucestershire

Cooking up small batches by hand in the heart of Gloucestershire Tubby Toms was launched by chef Tom Hughes back in 2014 and has quickly become a local favourite for delivering big flavour! Tom’s love of BBQ sauce was cemented during his University career, using lots of the sauce to impro...

Read More » Posted on 27 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Elevate Your Outdoor Cooking This Summer

Elevate Your Outdoor Cooking This Summer  Netherton Foundry is a family business located in South Shropshire. Inspired by the area’s industrial heritage, they create cookware using local materials that stand the test of time. Each process, from casting the iron to turning...

Read More » Posted on 25 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Meet Our Skilled Patissier!

Meet Our Skilled Patissier! Xavier Pelloux’s enthusiasm for his craft shines through as we caught up with him to discuss the delights of his pâtisserie for our short film. Hailing from Geneva, Xavier perfected his craft as a pastry chef and chocolatier in Switzerland before moving to the UK ...

Read More » Posted on 17 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Illtud Dunsford’s Travels and ‘Meat Science’!

    Illtud Dunsford’s Travels and ‘Meat Science’!    The family business at the heart of Charcutier Ltd truly is the stuff people dream about on their city centre commute on a dreary Tuesday night! Headed up by Illtud Llyr Dunsford and Liesel Taylor, Charcutier Ltd was esta...

Read More » Posted on 7 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Enjoy 'Real' Cider This Summer.

Enjoy 'real' cider this summer, not a kiwi or passionfruit in sight!  CAMRA regards real cider as a product made from a minimum of 90% apple juice. Legally, in the UK, it must be 35%. Pilton Cider, of Somerset, is without doubt the real thing; not a kiwi or passionfruit in sight! Made e...

Read More » Posted on 3 July 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Create Your Perfect Summer Picnic

Create Your Perfect Summer Picnic Find our selection of everything you need to get outdoors this summer and enjoy a picnic with the whole family. We've picked a few of our favourite things from our Farmshop that we think are perfect for packing into your picnic hamper. And you can find them quick...

Read More » Posted on 29 June 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | 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

The Natural Spa Factory

    THE NATURAL SPA FACTORY   Complete your #CosyWinterNights with the Natural Spa Factory. Founded by husband and wife team, Emma and Jeremy, in Bath in 2009.  Their range was and still is inspired by a passion for providing natural, botanical and beautiful prod...

Read More » Posted on 19 January 2017 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | 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

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

Our Homemade Seasonal Cakes

Our Homemade Seasonal Cakes  Our bakers have been busy creating the most homely and comforting cakes for autumn and you can find them in our Kitchen now. Our new season Friands include blackberry, maple and pecan and ginger.   Our Eccles cakes are a delicious mixture of sultanas...

Read More » Posted on 21 September 2016 in About Gloucester Services, 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

SUMMER PARTY

SUMMER PARTY  We have everything you need in our Farmshop to throw the perfect summer party this weekend. Here are a few of our favourites!  ROCKTAILS Rocktails are brand new to our Farmshop! The range of artisan frozen drinks are a slice of escapism in a glass. Hand crafted wi...

Read More » Posted on 29 July 2016 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

NATIONAL COUNTRYSIDE WEEK

  NATIONAL COUNTRYSIDE WEEK This week we're celebrating The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th July. We have been working with The Prince's Countryside Fund since HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened our Southbound Services back in 2015. ...

Read More » Posted on 22 July 2016 in About Gloucester Services, 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

THE MASTER PIE-MAKERS

THE MASTER PIE-MAKERS  Legges of Bromyard, based in Herefordshire, launched a range of speciality pies specifically produced for our Farmshop deli when we opened back in 2014. Spurred on by a rave review from renowned Sunday Times food critic AA Gill, "This was a round-voweled fistfu...

Read More » Posted on 2 June 2016 in About Gloucester Services, 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

POUND FARM

  POUND FARM Here at Gloucester Services we are busy preparing for our second Christmas and we’re here to help food loving travellers and last minute motorists pick up everything they need for a sumptuous Christmas spread on the M5. Our buyers have been busy collaborating with our wonderful...

Read More » Posted on 16 December 2015 in About Gloucester Services, 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

FORAGE FINE FOODS

  FORAGE FINE FOODS This week we officially fall into Autumn with the Autumn equinox taking place on Wednesday 23rd September. Autumn has always been the season to harvest and gather in preparation for the long winter ahead. We’ve been enjoying the fantastic apple harvest we’re being treate...

Read More » Posted on 23 September 2015 in About Gloucester Services, 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

Celebrate Summer

Celebrate Summer What do you have planned this summer? If you're heading to Glastonbury at the end of this month, then why not drop in and pick up some provisions? If you're staying at home then a picnic or BBQ must be on the cards? It's finally time to really celebrate summer. However and where...

Read More » Posted on 11 June 2015 in About Gloucester Services, 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

A very British pastime

A Very British Pastime It's a simple drink, just water and leaves but tea is well known to be a national pastime and if you ask us there's really no better way to punctuate the day than with the ritual of brewing a good cup of tea. The British public reportedly drink, on average, three ...

Read More » Posted on 8 January 2015 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Grass Fed Mutton

Grass fed mutton We all love beautiful spring lamb for a roast dinner, served with crisp fluffy roast potatoes, fresh mint sauce and buttery vegetables. But think back to when you last had mutton on the menu rather than lamb? Have you ever had mutton for that matter? At Gloucester Services...

Read More » Posted on 11 November 2014 in About Gloucester Services, 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

Godsells - Supplier Focus

Godsells Cheese At Gloucester Services we think the most important thing about our business is that it is rooted in its place. We know that by working closely with those local to us, we strengthen our reason for being here. One of the things we really value is working closely with ...

Read More » Posted on 25 August 2014 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Meet the Designer- Stephanie Cole

Meet the Designer With our A-Z project gaining lots of interest on twitter this week. We thought you might like to learn more about the talented local designer behind the paint brush! Originally from Cirencester, Stephanie Cole is now living in Finland. We spoke to her about her wo...

Read More » Posted on 9 August 2014 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide Stuck for inspiration this Father’s Day? Drop in to Gloucester Services for a whole host of local produce that will delight any Father this Sunday. We’ve put together our selection of the best local products for you. Muddy Wellies Ales: Muddy Wellies is a social e...

Read More » Posted on 13 June 2014 in About Gloucester Services, Local Suppliers | Facebook / Twitter