Friends, The Nest is celebrating its 4th Anniversary tomorrow! To highlight this event, Kuba has created a delectable dish featuring fresh Cornish Lobster. (Read full eNewsletter.)
It was back in 2009 when Amanda and I got the keys to an empty, even in parts derelict, pub. All food from the previous owner was still on the premises. So as you can imagine, with no electricity for months on end before we took possession, the odour was rather overwhelming to say the least! Together with Carl, gallons of bleach and many pairs of Marigold gloves, we endured days of rigorous cleaning and disinfecting before we could even let the builders commence with the extensive renovation project.
The story is long and when I get some free time, I will write a short history on ”The Nest” and all the delights we had to deal with from day one!
We opened our doors on May 15th, 2010 and thanks to your support over the years we have gone from strength to strength.
Last night we attended the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony hosted by Lady Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, at The Jockey club at Cheltenham Racecourse.
On the eve of the 4th anniversary of “The Nest”, it is with great delight that we are once again, for the second time in a row, being honoured with this prestigious 'Tourism Pub of the Year' Gold Award on a national scale.
It is even more momentous as this follows hot on the heels of the 'Beautiful South Awards for Excellence' in which we also achieved our 2nd consecutive Gold Award for ‘Pub of the Year’ and a Gold for ‘Flavour of the South’. This is by no means an easy task and I am very proud of our team whom have all worked so hard to make “The Feathered Nest” such a welcoming destination for so many people from far and wide.
Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “We received hundreds of applications of an exceptionally high quality making the competition for a Gold Award extremely tough. It is therefore a tremendous achievement for The Feathered Nest to win the Gold Award for the second consecutive year, the highest accolade for Excellence in Tourism, which VisitEngland can bestow. They have raised the bar for excellence for others to aspire to and I warmly congratulate them on their exemplary contribution to tourism in this country."
I wish to thank you, our friends, once again for your continuous support and look forward to seeing you all soon!
Tony and Amanda Timmer
Head Chef Kuba has produced delectable Asparagus dishes to celebrate this wonderfully diverse ingredient - Black quinoa, broad beans, apple, vanilla, granola, and wild asparagus; and Asparagus, pheasant egg, iberico bellota ham and watercress.
Sunday, 15 June
Treat your Dad to a Sunday Roast on his special day! All those lucky Dads dining at The Nest on Father's Day receive a complimentary Pint of Lager. Advanced booking required, book your table at the bar, online or call 01993 833030.
Wood Pigeon Pie, Red Mullet with Crab, Spring Lamb baked in hay, Stinging Nettle Raviolini, Strawberry Rice Pudding Soufflé are just a few of the stars making a big hit from Head Chef Kuba this month. (Follow @Chef_Kuba on Twitter to be kept up-to-date with latest dishes.)
Purity's Ubu (4.5%) Premium Amber Ale, Prescott Brewery's Hill Climb (3.8%) and Ringwood's Boondoggle (4.2%) are our current selection of Cask Ales, with Peroni and Amstel lagers, Guinness available on tap.
We are also one of the few bars in the country serving 'Three Berry Cyder' (a deliciously fruity cider) and 'Harry Sparrow ' - both on tap from premium English cider maker Aspall - a definite for quenching your thirst on hot, summer days.
Book your 'Romantic Escape', 'Midweek Escape' or 2-night Weekend stay - the perfect base to explore local villages, leisure attractions and rural surroundings of the Cotswolds.