Movember is in full swing – support men's health

You may have noticed that some of our staff are looking a little... furrier than usual.

In the spirit of Movember, we're growing our very best** moustaches this month to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues. 

There are two easy ways you can join us in supporting the great work that the Movember charity are doing to change the face of men's health: donate directly here or via the QR code above, or stop by any of the pubs for a Mo' and Blue burger – we're donating £1 from every November special we sell to the charity (plus you can snigger at our 'staches while you order).

**well, we're trying, anyway.

The Bottle of Sauce is turning one, and we're throwing a party

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We can hardly believe it, but the Bottle of Sauce is nearly a year old! The baby of the Dodo family is growing up fast, and to commemorate this momentous occasion, we thought we'd throw a super sweet party. This is one not to be missed... expect cool gifts from us to you, plus music, food, and (it goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway) booze aplenty.  

More details soon, but for now, mark your calendars: it's all going down on Saturday 2nd December at the Bottle of Sauce, Cheltenham.

Introducing Jitter Juice: our very own coffee blend

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Well, this is exciting! The whizzes at UE Coffee Roasters have helped us develop our own unique coffee blend for the pubs. We wanted something that would be as delicious plonked in a milky cappuccino as it is on its own, so the blend is part arabica, part robusta for a more mellow, traditional coffee taste, and while we're hardly the most impartial judges, we think it's perfect for the job.

We could keep throwing more fancy coffee terminology at you (tones of hazelnut and treacle, full body, blah blah blah)... or you could just try a cup next time you stop by!

Rusty Breakfasts

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Good news for all you early risers out there... we're now serving breakfast at the Rusty from 9am - 12pm every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday, so you can get your Dodo fix first thing. Perfect to set you up for whatever your weekend holds, whether it's serious DIY or binge-watching Stranger Things 2.

Christmas is coming.

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We hate to keep banging on about it, but Christmas is coming. Time to batten down the hatches, stock up on mince pies and booze, and... make sure your party is booked.

We're still taking bookings for delicious Christmas feasts for groups of eight or more at all three pubs. Dates are filling up fast though, so make sure you click one of the handy links below to book now, before it's too late:

Book at the Rickety Press here.

Book at the Rusty Bicycle here.

Book at the Bottle of Sauce here.

If you want something to get you in the mood, here's our menu... Christmas dinner Dodo-style!

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November special: Mo' and Blue

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Our November special is here, and this month there are TWO excellent reasons to order.

First off, it's obviously delicious – aged beef patty, blue cheese, bacon, and our crispy ale shallots. But we're also donating £1 from every Mo' and Blue burger sold to the Movember charity, so your burger money is doing good. It would be rude not to order one!

Tacos & Tequila Party at the Rickety Press – One Night Only!

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We're throwing our very own day-after-the-day-of-the-dead party at the Rickety this Friday the 3rd November, and you won't wanna miss it. We've got super tasty Mexican street food, including tacos and nachos, plus special cocktails and a DJ.

Free entry. Food served 6 - 10, DJ 8 - late. One night only so don't miss out! (We'll tell you the date again just in case you've already forgotten in your taco-induced excitement: Friday the 3rd of November.)

Book your Christmas feast early and get free fizz!

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The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in, and there's a fresh chill in the morning air. Summer is officially over, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to start pretending that you're annoyed by brands pushing Christmas This and Christmas That at you, even though secretly you can't wait for Christmas because, well, who can?

Luckily, we're all over it. Our super special, super delicious Christmas menu is upand we're now taking bookings for Christmas feasts for groups of eight or more.

Book early to avoid being disappointed that all the other uber-organised keen beans got in before you. Even better: book before the 1st November and get your first glass of fizz for free. The handy links below hold the key to Christmas happiness:

Book at the Rickety Press here.

Book at the Rusty Bicycle here.

Book at the Bottle of Sauce here.

*If you're too lazy to click the link but curious about how we do Christmas, think turkey burgers, buttered sprouts and pancetta pizza, sides aplenty, and sugar 'n' spice doughnuts...

Oktoberfest at the Rusty Bicycle and the Bottle of Sauce

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Get ready... this year we're celebrating Oktoberfest not once but TWICE.

Festivities hit the Bottle of Sauce first, on Friday 20th October, with the stonkingly good Heavy Beat Brass Band (who you may remember from this year's Jazz Fest) blasting out New Orleans-flavoured beats, and then the Rusty Bicycle on Friday 27th October, where Dodo favourites Hosen Brass will fill the pub with foot-stomping oompah. 

And, of course, it wouldn't be Oktoberfest without something to fill your belly... think hot dog specials, steaming pretzels and the pièce de résistance: epic quantities of beer served in (some might say inappropriately) large steins.

Better than trick or treating...

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Tuesday 31st of October: it's just your average pub quiz at the Rusty... with a pumpkin carving round! (We think it might also be Halloween or something.)

Starts 7pm – arrive early to bag a table and get your boos order in (get it??!) before the carving begins...

Retro Film Club at the Bottle of Sauce

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These days it feels like we're all constantly chasing The Next Big Thing, struggling to keep up. New TV shows to binge-watch on Netflix, new blockbuster films to spend a small fortune on seeing in the cinema, new apps to download, new social media updates to post...

Enter our new Retro Film Club at the Bottle of Sauce.

Every Sunday at 7:30pm, we'll be kicking it with a pint or two and appreciating some of the great cinema that's already out there. Every week we'll show a different cool classic film (for free!) – all you need to do is show up, sit back, and relax.

We kicked off yesterday with Golden Eye; upcoming films include Top Gun, Clerks, and The Big Lebowski, and keep an eye on the website and Insta/Twitter for details on next month's screenings.

See you Sunday...

Rusty Regulars Exhibit at the Rusty

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In celebration of the reopening of the Rusty Bicycle, we've invited one of our most regular regulars to exhibit his incredible photos around the newly refurbished pub.

You may remember local photographer Bernard Clarke's 'Rusty Regulars' series, first shown back in May during Oxfordshire Artweeks. Bernard's work really captures the spirit of the Rusty and the incredible variety of interesting people who’ve made it their local, so we're absolutely delighted to be hosting the exhibit from the 7th September – 1st October in the place it all began.

Come on down, grab a drink, and have a look around. Postcards and books will be available to purchase at the bar. And who knows, if you stay long enough you might just become part of the show...

Cheltenham Paint Festival at the Bottle of Sauce

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Attention Cheltenham: the Cheltenham Paint Festival is almost upon us! Some of the finest street artists from the UK and all over the world will be in town on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September to paint at a number of sites across town – including the Bottle of Sauce.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to stop by the pub, grab a pint and a bite, and watch these amazing artists at work on Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

The Rusty Reopens!

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You may recall that back in August, we shut the doors of the Rusty for a couple of weeks to spruce things up.

Well, we've spruced, and our beloved little pub is open for business again. Fear not: it's the same old Rusty, but with some much-needed updates, including a shiny new Dodo-branded wood-fired pizza oven, a bigger, better bar, and more seating outside. You might also notice a few other details, like our amazing new bespoke beer taps, made from old bike parts supplied by Reg Taylor Cycles.

Check it out (or, better yet, stop by for a wood-fired pizza and a pint and admire in person!):