A HOTEL has launched a new campaign to showcase independent food and drink suppliers across the region, in a bid to support businesses following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Old Stocks Inn, in Stow-on-the-Wold, has launched four ‘Foodie Trails’ encouraging visitors to visit 15 local companies that demonstrate the diverse range of food and drink on offer across the Cotswolds region.

The list includes Daylesford Organic Farm Gloucestershire, Cotswold Distillery, Burford Garden Centre, Stroud Farmer’s Market, Sibling Distillery in Cheltenham, The Stump in Cirencester and the Cotswold Brew Co.

Charlotte Tuck, business and brand development manager at The Old Stocks Inn, said: “We are really excited to be launching our Foodie Trails in a bid to support the great variety of independent local food and drink suppliers we have right here on our doorstep.

“It’s no secret that this year has been incredibly difficult for the hospitality and tourism industry and we wanted to do our bit to bring independent businesses together and showcase what we’ve got to offer across the region.

“We hope the public will get on board and involved with the initiative and support businesses in their area, soaking up the very best of what’s on offer here in the Cotswolds.”

The initiative has been endorsed by Cotswold Tourism and comes just days after the organisation announced it had received funding from VisitEngland for its Uncover the Cotswolds project.

Cotswolds Tourism Partnership Manager, Susie Hunt, said: “Covid-19 has generated a huge interest in shopping and supporting local and this is a fantastic example of partnership working to capitalise on this new way of thinking.

“There has never been a more important time for businesses across the visitor economy to work together and we’re thrilled to see such initiative in action.”

For further information about the Old Stocks Inn’s Foodie Trails, visit oldstocksinn.com