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 […]

No food envy in Marlborough, just Plate Hate which is worse

Do you know what I really hate, now come on lovely reader, you must know me this much. I HATE looking forward to food, the wonderful anticipation, the long drive (no I don’t like that bit, that is a lie) then getting a plate of MEH. To be fair one plate of ho hum and […]

Great service and interesting menu – Rowbarge

The Rowbarge is a reliable place to eat, good pub food with a twist. It is particularly lovely in the summer as it has a huge garden with the canal in front and is very popular with walkers and boaters (people not hats). We have learnt to book now as its popularity has increased with […]

Day 3 – Land and THE good meal – Guernsey

Please note that these opinions are my own!!! We set the alarm to wake us up, not something that I like doing on holiday, so that we could have breakfast before going to Guernsey for the day. Breakfast was in the Buffeteria (named by Beth), not quite a buffet, quite like a cafeteria. There appeared […]

Bladebone October 13 New menu new customers, thank you blog!

First of all such exciting news. We went to the Bladebone on Saturday to discover that a lovely couple had visited earlier in the week because they follow my blog!! Please identify yourselves, I am thrilled and delighted, mostly because I feel I am writing this for myself, friends and family, particularly the piggier ones […]

Bull Inn Windlesham June 13

Smoked salmon with lemon and capers Prawn cocktail The most delicious garlicky prawns ever Crispy whitebait with tartare sauce British rib eye steak with port and stilton sauce and brandy, plentiful and well cooked Surf and turf, rib eye and four cirspy jumbo scampi British fillet steak with vegetables and peppercorn and brandy sauce  […]

The Newbury June 2013

This was an interesting dish, the cornichons and red onion jam were a lovely addition to what was quite a chunky rillette. One of the wonderful things about The Newbury is that they make their own bread which is wonderful. It is great to have a good quality dining place in the middle of Newbury […]

Halfway Inn, near Hungerford and Newbury, indeed Halfway!

This is a stunning pub inside, something you wouldnt guess as you drive into the car park as there is a lot of building work going on putting down decking to go with the marquee. James, the chef/owner is putting in a lot of outdoor equipment which will make outdoors eating fantastic. In fact as […]

A quickie on the Halfway Bistro A4

This is a quickie post as I am doing a full interview with the Halfway Bistro in a couple of weeks. You can find this lovely pub on the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford and it is a great place to eat. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a roaring log fire in the winter […]

How to make the Poachers Sandwich, use of bottom optional

I have been asked how to make the Poachers Sandwich so I will give you my version. First of all buy a really nice quality loaf, here in Newbury we have a fantastic bread stall at the market and you can try any sort you like but it is good to have a bit of […]