The Michelin-starred Trouble House near Tetbury has changed hands and its former owners, Michael and Sarah Bedford, have now opened a beautiful deli/bistro in the heart of the town, taking all of their staff with them. Just up the road from the already-established deli/boutique Quayle’s, The Chef’s Table is a cornucopia of foodie delights – from hard-to-find ingredients and delicious home-cooked dishes to take away, to beautifully packaged products, locally-grown produce and an extensive range of fresh fish. Upstairs is an airy, 35-seat bistro with open kitchen serving Bedford’s legendary coq au vin, as well as delicious-sounding salads and a warming smoked haddock risotto. The menu changes regularly, always in keeping with Bedford’s philosophy: seasonal, local, discerning. Former head chef for Gary Rhodes at City Rhodes, Bedford put The Trouble House on the map, but after six years at the helm, he felt the need for a change. Stock up on goodies for Christmas at the airy, modern store and celebrate your purchases with a boozy lunch upstairs. Just be careful on the way down.
Keep an eye here for a full review of The Trouble House – now under the charge of Martin Caws, formerly of Village East – and The Chef’s Table’s bistro.
The Chef’s Table, 49 Long Street, Tetbury
Tel: 01665 504 466
The Trouble House, 5 Cirencester Road, Tetbury