Definitely the best meeting venue I have ever been to – Vineyard Stockcross

Today was a beautiful sunny day and I sat in the stunning grounds of the Vineyard Hotel in Stockcross with two lovely ladies. We were there to discuss holding a joint gala event to be held in Autumn 2014 to raise funds for two fantastic organisations, The Pelican Cancer Trust and West Berkshire Mencap. This […]

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 […]

Raymond Blanc – how wonderful is he and how lucky am I

I honestly don’t know what to say about this experience except that experience is a word I need to use a lot to describe it. Raymond Blanc is so wonderfully enthusiastic and passionate and seriously, if I could live in a corner of his room I would. This isn’t just about the food, he cares […]

The Vineyard at Stockcross

I am one happy blogger.  Very kindly the wonderful chef Daniel Galmiche agreed to be interviewed for my radio programme, Leila’s Local Larder on Kennet Radio (on the internet).  What I am discovering is that the very good chefs, those who have a special talent and quality, are ,without exception, incredibly passionate about their food […]