Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

My parents 30th wedding anniversary is coming up in August *note to self – must not forget to buy a card* and they held their reception at Ellenborough Park.

My brother was home for the weekend so in order to make it feel like a mini celebration, where better to go then Ellenborough.

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Situated high up on the outskirts of town, you get some great views of Cheltenham and without travelling out too far you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of a Friday night in the centre.

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Upon arrival we were invited to have our drinks in one of the sittings rooms whilst taking a look at the menu.

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And in true family outing style, have lots of photographs taken…

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After the ‘photoshoot’ we were led into the restaurant and eagerly awaited our food.

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Having got our orders in early it wasn’t long before plates of mouth-watering looking food were presented in front of us.

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In between courses my brother kept us entertained with stories from his new job in London, whilst mum and dad reminisced about how different the hotel looked when they got married.

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To accompany my dessert I had a dessert wine that I’m slowly getting accustomed to. I could happily drink these throughout the meal but I don’t think that’s the idea. The food was a hit with everyone and we all left feeling full and a little bit tipsy (minus the drivers).

FYI the last time I visited Ellenborough, Noel Edmonds was dining there. If that’s not going to tempt you to visit, I don’t know what will.

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