Monday, 28 November 2016

The Bestest #5 Places to go for Sunday Lunch

I don’t think Sunday lunch was ever intended to be seasonal, but to me, there’s no better time to indulge than the colder months. Sunday lunch has a fair amount of stodge involved – and I’m not complaining. I love comfort foods; they warm you up from the inside out and are perfectly complemented by a roaring log fire and a rather large woolly jumper.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Local Eat Treats #44 Celebrating Our Anniversary at The Clarence Social

The Clarence Social is the newest place to hit Cheltenham’s food and drinks scene and I love it. The owners – Terry Croft and Steve Jones – have worked super hard on getting the place, its spaces and talented team ready for opening.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Eating Out and About #15 A Partridge in a Pear Tree at The Fat Fox Inn

Earlier this year, I walked the length of the Thames path from source to barrier. There were a few places along the way that caught my attention and I vowed to return to one day – minus the hiking boots and rucksack. So, I was dead chuffed to be invited to The Fat Fox Inn in the village of Watlington, which is just a short drive from Henley-on-Thames, for dinner and an overnight stay.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Local Eat Treats #43 The Famous 2 in 1 Pie at The Weighbridge Inn

The Weighbridge Inn is famous for their 2 in 1 pies. 2 in 1 pies?! When I first heard of these wonderful things, I presumed they were half savoury and half sweet, but actually they are half pie and half veg – usually cauliflower cheese. The cheesiest, and therefore, the bestest cauliflower cheese you ever did try by the way!

Monday, 31 October 2016

Local Eat Treats #42 Our First Trip to The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen

Being a big fan of interiors and constantly doing home improvements we are no strangers to Malt House Emporium found just on the outskirts of Stroud. So when a new eatery opened up right next door to it, we were super keen to visit and see what they had to offer.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Coffee Break #30 Nursing a Cold at Campden Coffee Company

To celebrate our first wedding anniversary we had a right treat lined up at Cotswold House Hotel with a visit to the spa, dinner, drinks and an overnight stay. There won’t be a blog post, as I honoured our romantic weekend by not allowing the camera to join us at the dinner table, but I did manage to sneak it out to lunch with us earlier on in the day.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Something a Bit Special #15 The Locally Sourced Breakfast Sandwich

Being a true Cheltenham girl, I love a day out at the horseracing, starting with a hearty breakfast with family and friends. For The Festival in March, my guests had asked for a breakfast sandwich (because I host the sort of people who know what they want and aren’t afraid to tell me), so I set about sourcing the very best ingredients I could find – and not just from anywhere, I wanted to support local people and producers and see what our county (and just a bit further afield) could offer.