Who doesn’t love a towering stack of pancakes dripping with maple syrup? (Lemon and sugar here please). From races to restaurants we have Pancake Day sorted for you.
Want to up your pancake game this year? Of course you do. We do pancakes with panache at Muddy Glos & Worcs (ok, well, apart from the ones peeling off our ceiling). So here are the coolest and quirkiest ways to have tons of fun this Shrove Tuesday.
This batter be good Bottomless Pancakes and Prosecco, The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcs, Tue 25 Feb
Does it stack up? Don those roomy jeans, you’re going to need them. Super luxe Cotswolds retreat and Muddy favourite The Lygon Arms has pulled it out of the bag with a heavenly mash-up of pancakes and prosecco. I mean – what are they trying to do to us?! Expect infinite stacks of fluffy pancakes and toppings to make your eyes boggle – all accompanied by bottomless bubbly. Oh my days. Head for the Lygon Wine Bar (and never move again). Tickets are £20 per person.
This batter be good Pancake Race, Dursley, Glos & Priory Park, Malvern, Tue 25 Feb
Does it stack up? Is it really Pancake Day without a race? It was big in the 8os, and this retro ritual is SO 2020. Where better to go full-on crepe crazy than at an official pancake race. Head to Parsonage Street in Dursley town centre on Tue 25 Feb at 12pm. ‘Heats’ will be held with the qualifying fastest runners reaching the grand final.
No health and safety pancake poopers allowed here, thank you very much. There’s even a coveted trophy for the lucky winner. Find out who’s the most competitive pancake tosser in your family. For more on how to enter click here.
And in Worcs, head to Priory Park in Malvern for pancake racing for the whole family. The Rotary Club of Malvern is staging races for toddlers, children and adults on Tues 25 Feb. There’s even a fancy dress pancake race, all to raise money for charity. So get your full-body crepe suit on and hit the race track! The fun starts at 12.pm
PLUS – Latecomer alert! … Muddy has just heard that there will be Pancake Races at St John The Baptist Church in Cirencester today (Tue 28) at 5.30! Get down there for some cooking, racing and eating.
This batter be good Pancake Storytime & Craft Workshop, Tetbury Library, Glos, Tue 25 Feb
Does it stack up? A cute, pancake-themed, magical story-time is being held at Tetbury Library on Shrove Tuesday. Infuse them at an early age with the joy of pancake making, the session is for any age but great for 3 – 7 year olds. A totally free drop in event from 10.30am to 11.30am. No need to book, just turn up.
After the Shrove-themed stories there will be pancake-themed crafts to try out, which they can take home with them when they’re finished. Expect embarrassing and noisy hunger pangs by the time you leave with all that chat about blueberry and banana crepes.
This batter be good Pancake Heaven, Yanto’s Pancake House, Gloucester, Tue 25 Feb
Does it stack up? If you prefer your kitchen walls and ceiling batter-free on Shrove Tuesday, then head to Yanto’s Pancake House to have them cooked by the pros. This mouth-watering haven is the first of its kind in Glos and is master of all things crepe, serving up a smorgasbord of sweet and savoury pancakes.
We’re crushing on the Kale, Ginger and Chilli pancakes (£7.95) and their Cookie Monster special (Oreo-tastic and sprinkled with toffee sauce). There are dairy, vegan and gluten free options too. And if that’ still not enough crazy carbs for you, book a full on Pancake Party for them. All freshly made on the day, in-house … drool.
This batter be good Posh Pancakes, The Ivy, Cheltenham, throughout Feb
Does it stack up? Drag yourself out of pancake servitude right now and whisk yourself off to The Ivy in the heart of Cheltenham. Possibly one of the most decadently gorgeous foodie interiors in Glos, but more than that did you know they do the most divine pancakes?
Order yourself a stack of Hot Buttermilk Pancakes (£8.95), famed around these parts, they come laden with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries (totally cancels out the calories) and come laced with Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce.
This batter be good Cotswold Creperie, Bibury, Glos
Does it stack up? Pancakes are for life – not just for Pancake Day. And we LOVE this groovy, new crepe service from pancake purveyors, Cotswold Creperie. Book a drive-by pancake fest at your next birthday, get-together or wedding. You can also find the quirky little Piaggio Ape and it’s lovely husband and wife team selling them at Cirencester Farmers’ Market and in Bibury village throughout the year.
Specialists in both sweet and savoury crepes, we adore the Goats Cheese and Spinach, and a Nutella and Strawberry special they do. Served up in cute little cardboard cornets, we love a crepe on the go. They also sell teas, coffees and divine hot chocolate lavished with marshmallows and whipped cream to go with them.
This batter be good Gourmet Pancakes and Cookery School, Daylesford, Kingham
For a gourmet twist on your bog-standard batter, head to the ever-delicious Daylesford Organic Farm. Head to the LegBar or main restaurant and scoff them all. Made with their own free range organic eggs from farm hens, you haven’t done Pancake Day until you’ve gone face down in a plate of their Buttermilk Pancakes with Cranberries, Coconut Yoghurt and Pistachios.
Nip to the Farm Shop and stock up on some ingredients at the Bakery and Patisserrie (for more pancakes later obvs) and whilst you’re there why not book into the Cookery School which runs great seasonal food courses throughout the year. And, direct from Daylesford, we leave you with these incredible recipes for a perfect pancake day.
Try their Perfect Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, and (my all time favourite – I love these) Overnight Wholegrain Pancakes by Renée Elliot (see below). A stack of amazingly moorish, oat-based beauties (which makes really healthy, right!?)