Food and Drink

Restaurant Review – The Star Inn, Sulgrave

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on June 1, 2019

Sulgrave is a popular conservation village in South Northamptonshire only 7.9 miles from Banbury. Whilst doing this review of the Star Inn I became acquainted with three connections which it has with America. Firstly, the village is best known for Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington the first president of the United States. […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on June 1, 2019

The George at Brailes is a 13th century coaching house that was built for the stone masons who built the village church of Saint George’s. Chef Patron Rob MacRae took over the tenancy last year. Rob has been working in hospitality in the UK and worldwide since he was 15 before deciding to finally settle […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

THE SAYE AND SELE ARMS The Saye and Sele Arms in Broughton has been given a new focus with the arrival, in December, of the new Landlords, Paul and Gale and their son, Callum. The family have a clear vision for this traditional Pub located in the beautiful Broughton Castle Estate. Maintaining the reputation built […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 1, 2019

PURPLE MANGO, BANBURY Purple Mango restaurant is situated in Hanwell Fields, Banbury. Serving fine Indian food, we offer a wide range of superb dishes accompanied with stylish food presentation. Inside you will find spacious dining facilities and there is ample FREE parking. We also cater for large parties of guests including weddings and corporate functions. […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on March 1, 2019

THE CASTLE AT EDGEHILL The 4th Open Cinema at The Castle At Edgehill. When A Star is Born. Sunday 27th May 2019 8.30pm. Tickets available at £12, BBQ & Outdoor Pizza Oven available and fully stocked bar with the beautiful back drop of the Warwickshire countryside. Bar Opening Times (including coffee machine) 11am – finish […]

Restaurant Review – The Duck on the Pond

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on March 1, 2019

This month we are again reviewing a local gastro pub with new owners, namely Gordon and Penny Waddell, who 6 months ago acquired the Duck on the Pond at South Newington. And before you ask, yes there is a pond there and it does have a resident duck on it or to be precise two […]

Restaurant Review – The Bell Inn, Great Bourton

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on February 1, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I just love visiting a nice local village pub which has recently been taken over by a new energetic young couple, out to prove themselves. Well that’s exactly why I found myself on the way to The Bell Inn at Great Bourton on a bright, sunny, crisp Sunday afternoon […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 31, 2019

With Valentine’s Day coming soon, why not book a table at your favourite place and treat a loved one… MALTHOUSE HOOK NORTON In our Malthouse we serve homemade, locally sourced hot and cold dishes as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course beer! Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea The Malthouse can […]

Cake of the Month

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 12, 2018

Follow the recipe below and share your creation on our Facebook or Instagram account to receive a free Coffee at The Yurt. All you have to do is tag us in your post and we will send you your unique voucher code. Happy baking! Apple & Almond Cake Summer has gone and sadly so has […]

Savoir Fare

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 12, 2018

After a few weeks of anticipation, we finally arrived at Savoir Fare situated in Garth Park. We were ready to see what all the fuss is about. When I say fuss, I mean a 4.5 rating on trip advisor, numerous positive news reports and more comments from our readers than we can count telling us […]

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