Guess where I was, trick question, The BRAND NEW Castle!

If you saw the featured image you may have thought that I was at the Red House but I wasn’t, I was at the opening of the pub The Castle in Donnington which has just been taken over by the people who own and run The Red House in Marsh Benham.  Thank goodness as at […]

Orange at The Sir Roger Titchborne ooh

My dear readers, as you know I dont travel hugely but love any chance to blog somewhere new.  Myself, Ed and the bots and Becky ended up at the Sir Roger Titchborne  in Billinghurst.  We wanted to see a great band, Orange, that I have followed for many years.  One of it’s song contains […]

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 […]

Sigh Not So Much Plate Hate as Plate Meh at The Angel in Woolhampton The Angel has had a chequered history, wonderful, dire, hopeful, dire, carvery all one phoenix like uprising after another. However having driven past the carvery sign so many times, seriously who does the word carvery attract except Toby eaters, I stopped at the fantastic Woolhampton Stores and saw an actual menu. This meant that […]

Best ham and eggs competition – how do you do – can you beat The Bladebone

I eat out a lot, really I hear you ask but yes it is true. Now heres a thing, i love ordering smoked salmon as a starter but it NEVER tastes the same at home even if I follow every tip given. What is that about. ok steak I have a better bet at but […]

Bladebone just keeps getting better AND it is a Pokestop

Please bear with me, this does work out in the end. My lovely middle son Joe. music producer, very intense and incredibly fussy about good food, asked if I could be the first babysitter for my grandaughter, Jennifer. She is 3 months old and has very protective and loving parents (as do my other grandchildren). […]

The Newbury in Newbury – great places both

When The Newbury Pub has an event then it is worth noting and putting in the diary. We have a lot of chain restaurants in Newbury and I am sure they are pretty good but I specialise in the independents. Pete Lumber has been a real gift to Newbury, he has invested so much in […]

Ok Bladebone hug my accepting bosom of food love

With a huge sadness that Brebis as was will be no more but hells bells if you need a double decker bus of 5 star food this is the place to go I have to say that my new local is The Bladebone. Always welcoming, clever move even if you are swallowing your vomit as […]

Prince Street Social, hip and loving

Ok a million apologies for this being so incredibly late but that doesnt mean that you shouldnt go to Prince Street Social. Au contraire dear reader, get your hairy little legs over there as fast as possible (sorry if I am labelling your legs like mine!) Now I need to say here that I was […]