As you know my lovely reader, I have been a great fan of Ritchie Sanderson for a long time. He is someone I admire because he works hard at a job that can be extremely difficult and demanding and there can often be casualties along the way. What I admire about Ritchie is his passion, […]
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 http://www.thetichborne.co.uk/ 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
http://www.angelwoolhampton.co.uk/index The Angel has had a chequered history, wonderful, dire, hopeful, dire, carvery all one phoenix like uprising after another.Â 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.Â 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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â What is that about.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â She is 3 months old and has very protective and loving parents (as do my other grandchildren).Ã‚Â […]
The Newbury in Newbury – great places both
When The Newbury Pub has an event then it is worth noting and putting in the diary.Ã‚Â We have a lot of chain restaurants in Newbury and I am sure they are pretty good but I specialise in the independents.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Always welcoming, clever move even if you are swallowing your vomit as […]
More Bladebone – consistently good
So here we go again, at least we got in, it is hard to make the place my local if I cant get in but it is only a good sign.Ã‚Â Summer is going to be amazing, a lot of work has gone into the garden area, especially for the kids with a natural play […]
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.Ã‚Â Au contraire dear reader, get your hairy little legs over there as fast as possible (sorry if I am labelling your legs like mine!)Ã‚Â Now I need to say here that I was […]
Yay Bladebone is back and happening
As many of you know I have always loved The Bladebone and was traumatised when it closed last year, indeed I had to go into deep therapy which consisted of eating at other places until I could have a good store of back up good places to go.Ã‚Â I discovered Brebis, The Woodspeen, The Newbury, […]
Great service and interesting menu – Rowbarge
The Rowbarge is a reliable place to eat, good pub food with a twist.Ã‚Â 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).Ã‚Â We have learnt to book now as its popularity has increased with […]
Yew Tree – Highclere – completely turned around now MPW has gone – hah!
My delightful PA Carole drove me to the Yew Tree at Highclere a couple of weeks ago (I need driving as I have a broken wrist but it doesn’t stop me eating). Ã‚Â First impressions were friendly staff,Ã‚Â water with cucumber in it without being asked (always a bonus but double bonus with the cucumber).Ã‚Â […]
Not so Punchy
I met up with one of my lovely bubbly sisters, Beth,Ã‚Â while I was in London recently and checked out one pub (not sister) that was available on a discount card.Ã‚Â Punch Tavern in Fleet Street rang a bell so that is where we aimed for.Ã‚Â It looked like a wonderfully ornate old London pub […]
An Old Friend revisited – White Hart
I was released temporarily last week and was trying to go past The White Hart in Hampstead Norreys but was unable to.Ã‚Â A weird magnetic force of remembered tastiness propelled me in to the delish food pub for an early lunch.Ã‚Â Because this visit was a bit sudden and impulsive I forgot to pick up […]
Wahoo, Wellington Arms, what a find!
How happy am I?Ã‚Â I have just visited The Wellington Arms and feel like I have found an unknown treasure.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â I […]
Best Tasting Menu – Enthralling and a Must Eat @bladeboneinn
This is incredible, in little old leafy Chapel Row, home to a library in a telephone box, a beautiful and quirky interior design shop and a coffee shop.Ã‚Â That is it.Ã‚Â Oh except for The Bladebone Inn.Ã‚Â This pub is run by a genius chef, Kiren Puri,Ã‚Â who is supported by talented and patient staff […]
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.Ã‚Â Various dodgy dealings were involved that I know very little about but worst of all the food became rubbish.Ã‚Â Now as you know there are may stabilities in my life, one, I […]
Bladebone October 13 New menu new customers, thank you blog!
First of all such exciting news.Ã‚Â We went to the Bladebone on Saturday to discover that a lovely couple had visited earlier in the week because they follow my blog!!Ã‚Â 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 […]