Bladebone June 2013, perfect sharer (unless you are me in which case a perfect non sharer) also the case for canapes

This is a really delicious sharer (non) for so many reasons. Look at the thick slice of ham, it tasted of ham not water, it was full of flavour and porkiness, as was the ham hock terrine, that very big and fat slice on the right which was supreme. New to the table was the […]

A quickie on the Halfway Bistro A4

This is a quickie post as I am doing a full interview with the Halfway Bistro in a couple of weeks. You can find this lovely pub on the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford and it is a great place to eat. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a roaring log fire in the winter […]

Rowbarge Woolhampton June2013

I went to interview at the Rowbarge recently but unfortunately was held up my dining partner so just ate instead. Great food, an interesting starter of smoked salmon layered with potato and a great caper salad. Rachel had an impressively chorizo laden bruschetta topped with houmous which she enjoyed enormously. This braised lamb looked amazing, […]

Royal Oak – Yattendon

I haven’t been to the Royal Oak in years except for one bizarre incident a couple of years ago where I turned up to find everyone in mediaeval costume (!?). However I will be returning, the food was lovely I had the mushrooms (from Marlborough) in puff pastry, crisp and very moreish, as a starter. […]

The Vineyard Breakfast 2

Yes my happy eaters – a new post entirely devoted to breakfast at the Vineyard. I don’t know about you but one of the main reasons I stay at nice hotels is to eat a wonderful breakfast. I have several criteria and one is smoked salmon which they had. I knew they would . What […]

Vineyard – Stockcross Stay + Food = Amazing

Last night I stayed in one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. The Vineyard at Stockcross is, as you know, a particular favourite of mine as it is where I got engaged and married to my current husband (good to keep him on his toes). I gave him an awful time when […]

Canapes, just canapes but wow the Vineyard is spectacular

I think I have made it very clear how much I love the Vineyard at Stockcross, I may have also mentioned that my favourite two food groups are champagne and canapes which the Vineyard excel at. The event I attended was to promote the West Berkshire Business Awards (they have put in a community/charity category […]