NYE 2017: Blind Pig Speakeasy at the Bottle of Sauce

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This NYE we're going back to the glory days of the speakeasy, recapturing the spirit of prohibition naughtiness and turning the Bottle of Sauce into a blind pig, hidden in plain sight.  

With live music from the Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band (the best jazz and jump blues band this side of the 1920s!), electro-swing DJs, a bathtub gin bar, reprobate blackjack, and our very own boardwalk empire in the courtyard, this will be a truly spectacular night.

So, in the timeless words of Cole Porter, let's misbehave!

Get your tickets from the bar: limited earlybird tickets available for £10; standard tickets £15. And once you've booked, stay tuned... we'll be giving out a super-secret password to all revellers on the night. No password, no entry!

Sunday 31st December 2017, 7pm - late.

NYE 2017: Say goodbye to the Rickety Press... and hello to the Babylon Club!

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This is not the Rickety Press as you know it: this is Miami, circa 1983, disco going strong, the parties heaving all night long. For one night only, our Jericho pub will be transformed into the Babylon, with throwback cocktails, retro treats at midnight, and DJs spinning eighties classics and funk disco all night long.

Come dressed as your 1980s alter-ego, ready to dance the night away in our back room nightclub. Fancy dress is a must!

Grab your £10 earlybird tickets before they run out; standard tickets £15. Buy 'em from the bar.

Sunday 31st December 2017, 7pm - late. 

NYE 2017: What were you wearing when the police raided the Rusty?

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Picture, if you will, an alternate reality. It's New Year's Eve, 2017. A gaggle of colourful eccentrics, correspondingly attired, are having a booze-drenched lock-in. Little do they know, the police are closing in. Imagine our eccentrics' surprise when the doors are kicked open, and their secrets are revealed...

What's the funniest, most outlandish, most outrageous thing you can imagine yourself wearing in that situation? Well, put it on, and pop down to the Rusty for a madcap New Year's Eve celebration on Sunday 31st December, from 7pm - late. Recreate our boozy, bizarre lock-in, with treats at midnight for all revellers, a mugshot photo booth, and DJs playing tunes all night long. We promise it'll be crazy weird and crazy fun.

Get your tickets from the bar, and get them quick: a limited number of earlybird tickets will be sold at £10; standard entry £15.

Delicious December Specials

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It's December, and as a special treat we've got not one but TWO super specials for you to enjoy all month. 

For the burger lovers among you, the Quirky Turkey: a little slice of Christmas dinner (Dodo style) in a brioche bun, featuring crispy fried turkey breast, sausage patty, melted cheese, spiced cranberry ketchup, pickle, lettuce, and dodo burger sauce. 

Pizza aficionados, meanwhile, will rejoice at the Eat Your Sprouts: a white pizza with ricotta, fior di latte, basil, buttered sprouts, smoked pancetta, and lemon oil – so good even sprouts naysayers will find themselves swayed.  

You know the deal: they're here for one month only, so don't miss out!

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...