Saturday, 3 May 2014
One of the best events in the Cotswolds is the Cheltenham Jazz Festival which takes place each year on May Bank Holiday in Montpellier Gardens. It attracts amazing artists such as Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter and tickets always sell out really quickly.
We enjoy the festival atmosphere there is always a free stage where local musicians and bands play and a huge selection of food stalls selling pies, pizza, churro's, ice cream, a tea tent and this year there was a Hobbs House BBQ Shack too, selling pulled pork baps by day and a sit-down three course meal by night. We all chose the eight hour pulled pork in brioche baps with a slaw on the side, which were absolutely sublime. We found a patch of grass to put our picnic rug down and enjoy our food and do some people watching whilst listening to the mellow tunes ooze out of the surrounding tents.
One of the best bits in the gardens was the busking spot tucked out of the way, it was beautifully styled with old suitcases and gramaphone records and the artists were really great. What better way to spend a sunny bank holiday?