Food and Drink

Love Your Onions

Posted by Andy Davies, on February 22, 2020

Kicking off a recipe by gently frying an onion or two is the base of pretty much every cuisine around the world. Whether slow cooked to caramelised perfection, pickled and sprinkled over salads or starting off a delicious soup, you’d be hard-pressed to find a recipe that doesn’t contain onions. The good news is that […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Posted by Andy Davies, on February 20, 2020

Welcome to Limes Farm. Our beautiful shop and tearoom is located within our converted medieval barn just inside the entrance to the farm. Within the farm shop is our tearoom where you can enjoy our breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. We have free Wi-Fi available for our tearoom customers so you can catch up on […]

Fabulous February Food & Drink

Paul & Gale Sale and Sele Arms

Posted by Andy Davies, on February 3, 2020

Celebrating their first year Anniversary landlords, Paul Hawkins-Row, Gale and son Callum are looking forward to being even more inclusive this year.  For the first time in over a decade, the pub welcomes well behaved dogs (and their owners!). Dogs have always been welcome in the gardens and Paul sees this as an important step […]

Thinking about ‘Going’ Veggie?

Halloumi, red pepper, spinach and harissa wrap

Posted by Andy Davies, on February 3, 2020

If so, according to the Vegetarian Society, it means you’re already well on your way to a happier and healthier you! And, they say it’s never been so easy, as it is today. Veggie food is inventive,  mouth-watering, convenient and affordable – so prepare to feel great about yourself!  Not long ago if you mentioned […]

The Pickled Ploughman

The Pickled Ploughman

Posted by Andy Davies, on December 30, 2019

The Winter Sale to banish those winter blues starts on 6th January and runs right through until 27th February. From Monday to Thursday, simply order any a la carte main course and get another absolutely free! (Bookings only). Under Trevor Brown’s ownership. The Pickled is now six months old and what a journey it has […]

The Yurt at Nicholsons

Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

The Yurt at Nicholsons provides simple and surprising delights under canvas in our tree nursery in North Aston. We bring fresh and local ingredients to your plate with honest cuisine; a real celebration of food. We offer a tasteful selection of organic, fresh, and local food in the form of breakfasts, sharing platters and light […]

Lenny’s Cafè Bar, Banbury

Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 29, 2019

Lenny’s is a fresh new Cafè Bar located in the centre of Parsons Street, serving food & drinks all day everyday. Whether its a bacon sarnie in the morning, a lunchtime toastie or an evening steak we’ve got all the essentials to fill your cravings. With a variety of premium draught beers and wines, alongside […]

Banbury hosts the launch of Happerley England

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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