Food and Drink

Banbury hosts the launch of Happerley England

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

On 5th September the first stage of the Happerley England Tour took place at Primrose Hill Farm Arlescote, Banbury in association with The Kitchen, one of Oxfordshire’s finest country eating houses. Guests learned about the Happerley England project and enjoyed a very exclusive feast of regional food and drink all sourced from Happerley Gold Standard […]

The New Inn, Middleton Cheney

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

The New Inn is a family and dog-friendly pub in the heart of Middleton Cheney, with a gorgeous function room available for hire. With a newly launched menu, you’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally sourced English pub food with weekly specials, monthly themed nights and a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Showing the latest […]

The Bell Inn at Shenington

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

I’ll get straight to the point, what I really like in a little country pub, is when the owner is a very experienced chef and is hands on in running the kitchen and doing the cooking. Well that’s what you get at the The Bell Inn at Shenington and boy does it work well! It […]

The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton

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

September 2019 marks the start of a new future for The Gate Hangs High as it is taken over by new management, we can’t wait to welcome you to enjoy the atmosphere created by the setting of our traditional English Country Inn with original beams, shining horse brasses and a beautiful inglenook fireplace creating a […]

You could meet Levi Roots and get a free goody bag

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

This is your chance to meet the man himself at the Banbury Food & Drink Festival and get a free goody bag containing a selection of his produce! Just leave your name, email address and telephone number below then sit back and cross your fingers. Hurry entries close on Monday 12th August at 12.00 Noon […]

The Unicorn, Deddington

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

The magic of the Unicorn lies with landlord Kris and his family. Kris grew up in a farming family in and around Middleton Cheney with farming in his blood. Much of the focus has been with poultry rearing, but also includes a flock of sheep and a herd of cows. There is not much Kris […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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