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  Entering the restaurant Cote yesterday the name above the door conjures up perhaps the moment of French ambiance that one might absorb to enjoy a meal on a spring day in Cirencester. The very word  cote  does exhibit an agreeable cross-over of expression between french and english in a way that we can pronounce and understand - much as the word  pret  has done in other eateries. The gushing staff however were not quite on this wavelength which put my friend Nicholas and I into an amusing five minutes as we took on the atmosphere and platters of luncheon. We had on offer Badoit, ...

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Sitting and supping at the Fountain Inn in the lee of Wells Cathedral one can easily gain the impression of being in the presence of somewhere spiritual and great. The scale and majesty of the building and the approaches through arches and greens in the half light was only to be matched by what we found inside.  The acoustics of the utterly magical singing from Tenebrae who without organs or instruments filled the huge space with sounds that were so precise and pure it must have given heart to the massive fabric of this wonderful church that such music can be repeated today in a ...

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