This is a wonderfully characterful hotel – Berwick Lodge

This was my second visit to Berwick Lodge in Bristol  https://www.berwicklodge.co.uk/.  This is such an incredible hotel, totally indvidual and appealing.  It would be nice if it had a pool but it has a huge plus on the spa side, more later and very exciting.  The whole site is beautiful, swings in the trees, fountains, […]

Pudding club, well puddingy!

  So……an interesting one. Great atmosphere and clearly very popular as the car park can testify, I parked in a very awkward place in the road, sorry other road users. They knew I was a blogger but didn’t accept my offer of an interview which is fine, no big deal and shows how popular they […]

Its Chrissssssstmas!! Looking to review places that don’t just do turkey

I hate to say this as I am in no way Mrs Christmas, I have staff (you know who you are Sandra) who count down the days from December 26th onwards but I personally think Christmas starts on the day West Berkshire Mencap has its Christmas Carol Concert, this year in conjunction with the Mayor […]

Hello Vineyard and hello Robbie

  Ok there was some grieving since Daniel Galmiche left but we knew the Vineyard wouldn’t let us down. For those that think that the Vineyard is all posh and smartness it is very family welcoming. While I was there I saw a huge range of ages and types of people who had one thing […]

Wahoo, Wellington Arms, what a find!

  How happy am I? I have just visited The Wellington Arms and feel like I have found an unknown treasure. Madly it was at the top of my places I wanted to review, as recommended by many of the other chefs I have reviewed, but for some reason I had never gone there. I […]

The Angel – Woolhampton – excellent food has returned and some!

Oh I am so happy, this used to be a regular haunt of ours but a couple of years ago went downhill rapidly. Various dodgy dealings were involved that I know very little about but worst of all the food became rubbish. Now as you know there are may stabilities in my life, one, I […]

Taste of Christmas at the Vineyard 2013

This was indeed magnificent. I should have realised when I got the last parking space in the car park and another 100 cars had to park elsewhere. The Vineyard was buzzing and as I entered the lobby I saw with delight that it had turned into a stunning Christmas market. On the right were the […]

Le Manoir – Family lunch

A huge thank you to my mum, Rachel Littlewood, for taking us to Le Manoir for an amazing lunch. First of all we had a walk round the most beautiful gardens, well my sisters walked and my mother and I stumbled as we are weak and weedy. The gardens are absolutely magnificent, kept by 8 […]