Cowley Manor is one of those places that sort of epitomises Rock the Cotswolds. On the outside it looks all beautiful, Cotswoldy and traditional. But when you go inside you, you’re blown away and surprised by the coolness of the whole place. It’s a bit like of those lovely choccies.
So when we wanted to host an event to talk to local companies about becoming engaged with Rock the Cotswolds as potential sponsors and partners, we could think of no better place.
Our big cheese guests arrived and were welcomed by our whoppingly big logo board and got their name badges and neon (glow in the dark) wristbands and headed off to the bar (seems like a good place to start) for a coffee or cuppa.
Once a few late stragglers had arrived, we headed to the lovely Garden Room where we’d done all we could do to not make it look like they were in a classroom lecture.
The Rock the Cotswolds team of Oli, Nicky and Melissa then talked the gathered throng through the plans for RTC in 2015 and 2016. And there were some big plans make no doubt!
After a few insightful questions, we headed back to the bar for a glass of fizz and a post-mortem.
The chef from Cowley talked us through their tantalisingly tasty new menu at the Malt restaurant…
…then we were given a sneaky preview of their taster menu with some scrummy nibbles.
The new Malt restaurant has had a makeover and it looks fantastic. Our guests were given a very generous offer of free lunch in the restaurant and that’s certainly something we look to gobble up soon.
Cowley Manor has some awesome entertaining spaces, plus a jealousy-inducing spa and the most beautiful gardens you could want to see.
Lake district anyone…?
The rooms look rather special too – we’ll need to find an excuse to spend the night there…might bring some shades too!
Plus, every summer they run an outdoor art exhibition with the RCA, so you’ll see bright and unique artworks around the garden and lake. It’s certainly worth going to check out and why not have a bite to eat while you’re there.
No need to bring your own wellies either. As you can see, it’s not all green wellies in Gloucestershire…