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, […]

Wellington Arms, such a Buzz

I have been to the Wellington Arms in Baughurst before.  I always compare it to a little Manoir in that it has the most wonderful home grown vegetables, its own livestock and sells home made bread and preserves. In fact I am not sure the Manoir does the selling bit of home made bread.  The […]

A meal of fine distinction at The Harrow

Currently my finest treat is to be taken to The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.  I have never had a bad meal indeed never an unsatisfying course, everything delights the senses.  This time I went with Tony and two great friends and they all had the wine pairing.  They hadnt had this before and loved it.  […]

The Red House – Valentines deliciousness

No photos as it isnt Valentines Day but I spotted a great menu when I was there the other day.  Seriously people, get yourselves over there but book now!  If you think you have a better Valentines Day meal just let me know. https://www.theredhousepub.com/valentines-day That is one good menu!  

Roast of abundance at The Newbury – go and eat, you wont be disappointed!

  How cute is this starter?  Fish and chips but wow what a difference, love the tiny cute tower of little chips, absolutely love the salmon keta, nothing better than an explosion of salmon oil in your mouth and the monkfish was perfectly cooked.       It isnt often I do two pictures of […]

Henry & Joes, another first class pop up in Newbury

  16 Bartholomew Street – burn that name into your memory         I am so loving the new pop up deal happening at 16 Bartholomew Street in Newbury.  Helped enormously by the fact that the Mansfield Boys are organising it, how can anything they do go wrong.  These guys LOVE their food […]

Hospital Food I have known and ……

Dont get me wrong, I love the majority of the wonderful nurses and people caring for me during my recent and frequent hospital stays.  Indeed I feel a tad sorry for them, I think I am terribly helpful, feeding the other patients, helping them when they drop things and cant move and other generally useful […]

Hennessey, make a day of it at Newbury Racecourse

  Have you been to Newbury Racecourse.  Here’s a strange thing, more people attend regularly from outside Newbury, indeed it wasnt until West Berkshire Mencap started to have its annual Race Day there (March 3rd 2017 folks) that I became a regular attender.  Yet it really is a fantastic day out.  My bestie, Anne, loves […]

New tv coming

Cant say too much now but soon both Mia Fiore and The Newbury should be making a tv appearance.  As soon as I can tell you I will give you the link but I am very excited about it.  The other presenters are SO glamorous, I believe I am the ‘character’ or the ‘comedy element’ […]