As the popularity of afternoon tea continues to rise, more and more places are offering slates, plates and tiers of sarnies, scones and cakes somewhere in between lunch and dinner time. But with so many people jumping on the bandwagon and making the most of this extra meal in the day, how do you stand out from the crowd? Malmaison Cheltenham might just have the answer.
Monday, 29 August 2016
Monday, 22 August 2016
I always remember going strawberry picking as a child and I loved it. Picking as many strawberries as possible without a thought for how much they might cost (that was Mum and Dad’s problem), and looking forward to dipping them in a bowl of sugar at home and scoffing as many as I could in one sitting.
Monday, 15 August 2016
What do you call your evening meal? For me it’s dinner, but I know many people call it supper. I went to uni with a girl who called it tea, but that never seemed a very sufficient word for a meal that would supposedly keep you going until breakfast time. Supper for some is an extra meal, a snack shall we say, between dinner and bed. The White Horse at Duns Tew serves up a supper menu (which changes daily) and I can tell you, it is most definitely not a light bite to be had just before bedtime; there is no way you could possibly leave this place hungry, even after just one course!
Monday, 8 August 2016
Lots of people can bake cakes and the like, but not many people can make them as damn tasty (and gooey when it comes to the brownies) as Henrietta, the talent behind Hetty’s Tea Party.
Monday, 1 August 2016
I guarantee you if my mum reads this post, the first thing she’ll think is it should say ‘Mum and I’ not ‘Mum and Me’. But hopefully (argh don’t start a sentence with but), she’ll read on past that grammatical nuance and reminisce about an evening very well spent in a tiny Cotswold village called Asthall at The Maytime Inn.
Monday, 25 July 2016
I thought I didn’t like beer, but it turns out I just wasn’t drinking the right stuff. We were invited to spend an afternoon at Wild Beer Co at Jessop House to try out a few dishes from their tapas style menu along with some beer pairings; and well it opened my eyes quite a bit to the wonderful world of craft beers. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert (even though I took enough notes to become one), but I certainly learnt a lot – and even enjoyed my beers too!
Monday, 18 July 2016
The team at The Ragged Cot kindly invited us out for dinner one evening and we arrived, camera in hand, ready to taste our way through the menu.