Brews & Eats
Cotswold Burger celebrated as part of National Burger Day

Holly Raynsford and the Jacks Burger

To celebrate National Burger Day, August 27, some of the regions restaurants and cafes used the day to showcase their burger dishes.

The Relish group has long championed the lunch and dinner time favourite and Somewhere Else in Cirencester have had the SWE burger on the menu for over 10 years. A brioche bun boasts a southern American BBQ Aioli sauce for that truly authentic taste.

In Swindon Sally Pussey’s gained rave reviews during the lockdown with their take away burger’ shack’. Their signature burger of grilled Jesse Smith beef patty is sandwiched between layers of crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese and a bed of crispy salad. 

Situated on the Cotswold lakes is the The Gateway Café that offers something quite different. “It doesn’t not have to be beef to be a great burger,” said Chef Christian Antonovici. “Inspired by its natural surroundings and brimming with local ingredients, this sustainably sourced grilled fish burger from New Wave is set on a bed of salad, with a creamy tartar sauce. “This alternative burger is the perfect reward after a strenuous walk, arduous cycle or simply to enjoy before an afternoon boating on the lake”

Cirencester’s Jack’s Café and Kitchen has won plaudits since it s reopening in 2018, with a lot of the praise going to the Californian Tex-Mex menu created by Chef Hollie Raynsford. This burger once again uses Cotswold butcher Jesse Smith’s beef and is smothered in melted Monterey Jack cheese, the Jesse Smith beef patty sits on a bed of creamily satisfying spiral salad, topped with streaky bacon and a tomato jam.  

Chef Holly said: “Too much to handle? Don’t worry, we’ve skewered it so you can indulge in the full experience and savour each layer simultaneously.”

The Old Prison, Northleach has been open for only one year but it does not disappoint when it comes to its grilled offering. Plain talking, this traditional style burger offers the best of its kind. Captured between the buttery brioche bun lies a 6oz Jesse Smith’s burger with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, gherkins and a tantalising relish. 

If you would like to try them without travelling the length and breadth of the region then visit where the burgers can be ordered for delivery across the Cotswolds, along with sides and drinks and an array of other dishes.