Wednesday 25 June 2014

Giffords Circus 2014

We visited Giffords Circus last year and enjoyed it so much that we promised ourselves a return visit this year.  It travels around the Oxford/Gloucester area's all summer, so we were able to pick a different location to see it this year.  They do choose the most gorgeous locations to set up camp.

 We had a wander around to look at all the vans - I love them.  It's difficult to describe this circus, it is utterly charming.  It is suitable for every age group - I think it is so clever how they can make everyone from age 2 - 92 years old laugh at the same things!

 My camera doesn't work very well in the tent I'm afraid, but you get the idea.
 Because we were camping in the middle of nowhere, we had decided to eat at the circus.  Most people take a picnic to eat on the village green .  One option was from the Pizza van....
 ... but we decided to go all out and eat at "Circus Sauce".  The menu looked interesting - Deep fried Colcannon with sour cream for starters, then Kedgeree with Samphire and duck eggs, followed by Chicken with spring greens and roast potatoes - finished off with Baked rice pudding served with poached fruits.  All the ingredients are sourced locally and cooked freshly by the chef on site.
 I would give the food 11/10 - everything was so tasty.  We will certainly book for this again next year.   Nell Gifford who owns the circus is the sister of Emma Bridgewater - hence the fabulous crockery!
 We were even entertained circus style by the chefs!!  It's the little unexpected touches that make this stunning night out so fantastic.
 Roll on next year I say!


Jennyff said...

I was just reading about that Circus, though I can't for the life of me remember where. Fantastic that you got to visit.

Amy at love made my home said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit!! Almost more like a fabulous travelling restaurant with a circus attached from the menu that you described as well as the table setting. So glad that you had such a great time. xx

Young at Heart said...

Fabulous.....I've always wanted to see Gifford's and still haven't made day!!x

Lisa said...

What a magical evening. Eating fab food of EB crockery is a huge bonus too. I would have plumped for the pizza though!
Lisa x

Lisa said...

What a magical evening. Eating fab food of EB crockery is a huge bonus too. I would have plumped for the pizza though!
Lisa x

...Nina Nixon... said...

We went a couple of Summers back - it was such fun. I'd love to go again.

Nina x

ps. I'm loving the North.

Gilly said...

That food sounded, and looked, fantastic! Glad you had a good time, though personally, I'm not in favour of circuses with animals. But that acrobat - however does she get her legs over like that??/!!!

Lyn said...

I have just been on their website to see where they will be for the rest of the summer.....I really want to go now!xxxx

John Going Gently said...

I hate circuses
But this one looks rather fun