Soyami – I love Newbury SO much

One of the many things I love about Newbury, along with giant puppet animals in the Market Square, the delightful river and canal, Victoria Park, the mad Crafty Craft day are the local restaurants.  We are so lucky to have a choice of great pubs like The Newbury, fine dining at Henry and Joes (have […]

Arigato Newbury-Japanese charm

I have been meaning to visit Arigato since it opened but I irritatingly and inconveniently broke my wrist.  Luckily my incredibly patient and helpful DIL (daughter in law) dropped me off there on Wednesday for me to try the food before I interviewed either the incredibly charming Adrian or George, the chef which I will […]

Amazing value at Four Leaf Clover

  Dear Reader, sometimes I have been asked if I only eat at expensive restaurants.  Absolutely not.  Indeed some of the more expensive restaurants are not necessarily the best.  To be fair they do tend to be good but you can get great food at a great price if you look.  Currently I am in […]

Talking Stick Necessity

How exciting, a competition from Clickstay.com to win a holiday in Italy.  Whilst I have never been to Italy it is on my bucket list and I chose a lovely 12 person villa in Tuscany.  I am meant to tell you who my dream guests would be and I am sure they are meant to […]

Lussmans, oh lucky Hitchin

What I liked a lot about this venue is that it was literally opposite my hotel so not much walking needed.  I always like places that require little effort to get there and end up loving places that are miles away.  To be fair this place is actually in Hitchin and I live in Newbury […]