The Cotswolds Huddle is the friendliest networking event in the Cotswolds. This is a casual event for businesses of all sizes to meet, mingle, and learn from each other. There will be free refreshments and plenty of opportunities to network with a great bunch of people.
The next Cotswolds Huddle: Tuesday ∙ 5 March, 2024 ∙ 11.30am
Venue: Tewkesbury Park ∙ Lincoln Green Lane ∙ Tewkesbury ∙ GL20 7DN
Tickets: No need to book, no tickets, just rock up and enjoy great networking and nice refreshments.
That’s it. The Huddle is FREE, lasts for a couple of hours, and is the friendliest networking in the Cotswolds.
You don’t need to, but if you fancy it, you can register your attendance on our Facebook group here.
Save the dates for our next Huddles:
5 March 2024, 11.30am ∙ 9 April 2024, 11.30am ∙ 7 May 2024, 11.30am
We had an amazing time at Poulton Hill Estate near Cirencester, enjoying great company, a beautiful venue, and wonderful wines.
In the heart of the south Cotswolds, just east of Cirencester, lies Poulton Hill Estate, a small, family-run vineyard producing award-winning English wines and spirits. Founded in 2010, the estate has quickly become a leading producer in the English wine industry, with the wines praised for quality and complexity.
The estate’s vines grow on the warm and sunny south-facing slopes of Poulton Hill Estate where they grow a variety of grape varieties, including the white Bacchus, Seyval Blanc and Phoenix to the red Pinot Noir, Regent and Rondo. These grape varieties are carefully blended and balanced to create a range of award winning white, rosé, red, and sparkling wines.
Standing proudly as one of the most prestigious galleries outside London, The Brian Sinfield Gallery boasts a distinguished 49-year legacy as a cornerstone of the Cotswolds’ art scene. With a discerning focus on contemporary painting and sculpture, primarily by British artists, the gallery has cultivated a reputation for championing depth, tone, and originality.
Through carefully curated solo and group exhibitions, The Brian Sinfield Gallery celebrates both lauded names like Saied Dai RP NEAC, Andrew Hemingway, and Antony Williams RP NEAC, and exciting emerging talents like Dr PJ Crook MBE RWA MAFA FRSA, Richard Adams, Robbie Wraith RP, Carol Peace, and Vanessa Cooper. This dedication to fostering a diverse and highly sought-after collection brings world-class art to the heart of the Cotswolds.
Beyond showcasing exceptional art, the gallery offers expert guidance on sourcing paintings for private homes or projects. Their personalized approach extends to convenient home visits within the Cotswolds, ensuring a seamless and supportive experience for every art enthusiast.
Stepping into The Brian Sinfield Gallery is an invitation to immerse yourself in a dynamic tapestry of creativity. Open from Tuesday to Saturday (9.30am – 5pm), the gallery welcomes art lovers with open arms, and for those seeking a more tailored experience, appointments can be easily arranged outside these hours.
The December 2023 Huddle
We had a super time at RITUAL COFFEE ROASTERS in Cheltenham:
Ritual Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster and brew bar in Cheltenham, known and loved for its high-quality coffee, ethical sourcing, and commitment to sustainability.
The roastery is located on the Lansdown Industrial Estate in Cheltenham, just a short walk from the town center. Alongside the roastery, there is THE BREW BAR, a must-visit for any coffee lover. The baristas are experts in their craft and are always happy to offer advice on beans and brew methods.
They also offer a wide range of brewing options, including espresso, hand brew, and cold brew. And THE RITUAL KITCHEN, a fantastic cafe that serves up delicious cakes and brunch dishes. The menu changes regularly, but you can always expect to find something delicious and creative.
Ritual Coffee Roasters is more than just a coffee shop. It is a community hub where people come together to enjoy good coffee and conversation. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting.
These pictures are from the fab huddle we had in October 2023 at the lovely Cotswold Outpost, cafe and farm shop in Burford. We enjoyed a delicious tea, coffee, and sweet treats, all made with fresh, local ingredients. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, we had a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones, and we shared great laughs and stories. We also learned a lot about each other’s businesses and how we can support each other.
Thank You so much to The Cotswold Outpost for hosting us.
The June 2017 Huddle
These pictures are from the wonderful huddle we had in June 2017 at beautiful Cowley Manor where the sun was shining and we enjoyed delicious food, lovely bubbly and fantastic networking.
The May 2017 Huddle
These pictures are from the fab and fun huddle in May 2017 at Ian Coley Shooting where we got rather competitive and had a super time on this sunny day in May.
Let’s Huddle…….. once a month we invite Cotswolds businesses to meet up for a couple of hours to network and chat with their fellow Cotswolds peeps at the Cotswolds Huddle.
THE FRIENDLIEST NETWORKING EVENT IN THE COTSWOLDS – That’s quite the statement, we hear you say! Well, yes… but it is in fact the friendliest networking event in The Cotswolds (we hear this from those attending all the time), so we decided we might as well shout it from the rooftops!
THE BEGINNING – In June 2013 we decided we really wanted to meet all the amazing Cotswolds businesses we were chatting to on Twitter. So we put it out there.. we needed a venue. The King’s Hotel in Chipping Campden volunteered straight away and the #CotswoldsTweetMeet was born.
17 people came to the first event. We had such a nice time and we all went on Twitter to tell everyone about it.. the next month the number doubled and since then, the #CotswoldsTweetMeet very quickly grew in popularity. More than 500 businesses and people from The Cotswolds have attended and these days we average 40-50 fab and happy people who join us each month in a new venue each time.. and most keep coming back again and again.