It is here, the new menu from Darren at The White Hart, Hamstead Marshall!!

At last I am allowed to talk about the new menu. It was with great excitement that I went along to the White Hart last week, happy that I was going to be able to input into the tasting (and input into my stomach). I honestly think that the White Hart is extremely lucky to […]

Donnington Valley Spa – with food

The food post will come later, this is about the lovely spa that is based at Donnington Valley Hotel in Newbury. I was treated to a day there which was fabulous. My only concern is that I would be hungry but more of that later. After being offered a delicious berry smoothie, made freshly in […]

White Hart, Hamstead Marshall, September quiz

Oh yes, West Berkshire Mencap won again, next time it is the turn of the Bubble mums and the specialist subject is Peppa Pig. I will show some photos from the quiz but have been sworn to silence about the new menu which is fantastic (the menu, not keeping quiet). The sharing board gets better […]

Italian Market, Reading 2013

What a wonderful surprise, we came into Reading to eat at Browns (a great place by the way) and came across don arancini, the Italian deli. They are based in London E20 but operate a street market which seems to travel around the country. This bread tasted very good, I bought a focaccia studded with […]

Browns Bar and Brasserie – mmmmm mushroomy

Yesterday we went to Browns Brasserie for the first time. The whole experience was delightful, made even more so by the lovely Danilo who served us. It was a fairly grand setting with a pianist playing downstairs which was interesting and much nicer than tinned music. Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait with rhubarb and tomato […]