I have just discovered The Bottle of Sauce in Cheltenham and it’s just great! It’s the latest pub from the Oxford-based institution the Dodo Pub Co. who also own the Rickety Press and The Rusty Bicycle in Oxford. It has a uber trendy dark grey exterior and a very cool interior, red brick walls, trendy sign writing, exposed beams and plenty of enamelware as well as a games room with table tennis table and table football.
The menu is simple, rustic and bang up to the minute with wood fired oven fired pizzas, burgers and the all important weekend brunch featuring bottomless filter coffee and bottomless Bloody Marys! When we visited, we enjoyed brunch which included The Boss Man Full English, really filling buttermilk pancakes and the chilli avo’ smash – avocado, poached eggs, chilli, lime and coriander on sour dough toast. They even have a hangover club; if drinks at The Bottle of Sauce the night before are responsible for your hangover then they’ll take 25% off your breakfast the morning after – you can’t be fairer than that!
I’m looking forward to revisiting with the family for a game of table tennis and to order the truffle fungi pizza or maybe the pear and prosciutto pizza or even a mother clucker (buttermilk chicken) burger! Decisions decisions; it’s all very good…
Images by Emma Bradshaw & courtesy of The Bottle of Sauce