There are no less than three Indian Restaurants in Sodbury's high street, but my favourite is The Sultan, situated in Horse St in the house that Edward Jenner (smallpox vaccine) lived and worked in the nineteenth century. It's a big, creaky old house and the place has been sympathetically decorated in tune with the old village's image. You'll see no cliched Indian restaurant trappings here (tacky prints, that same old Indian ethnic music). It does get very busy and it does close at about 11pm, and if so try one of the others- The Tudor Raj in Rounceval St or the new Village Balti just opened up above The George Pub in Broad St.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Tikka, side dish of Medium curry sauce, naan bread and salad. Exquisite!
A really friendly Thai restaurant, excellent food and on the 2nd Wednesday of every month an "all you can eat" buffet.
Comfortable surroundings, good food, friendly people - what more can you ask for??
Favorite Dish: Everything.
Twice a year (March and September) , Chipping Sodbury High Street hosts the "Mop" fair - I understand this dates back to the old hiring fairs for farm workers, but nowadays its basically a 2 day funfair. Recommended only for those who like fairground rides and candyfloss !!! The fair is now set up along the length of Broad Street and along Wickwar Road.
Generally held on the first or second Friday of December, Chipping Sodbury's Victorian day (or evening) is worth visiting. There are plenty of stalls and many of the local workers (speaking from bitter experience!!!) dress in Victorian costume. Local butchers generally put on spit roasts and mosts shops sell mulled wine and mince pies. A genuinely Victorian Christmassy feeling prevails!
The countryside around Sodbury is beautiful, this picture is of the "Owl House", a millenium structure built to encourage barn owls and swallows.....it is on the hill just behind Horton School, about an hour's walk from Sodbury. 2 minutes from here is Horton Camp - an Iron Age fort.
And you may be lucky - we spotted these deer this morning in a field next to the Cotswold Way at Hawkesbury...unfortunately, they spotted us too!
Horton Court is open a couple of days a week between March and October - I'm ashamed to say that althought I've walked past it many times, I've never visited. It is a National Trust property and is next to Horton Church.