Take one 10th century stunner, add an award-winning restaurant, boutique rooms and a quintessential Cotswold location. Now add gin, book up and enjoyRead more
It’s a gourmet-fest on Muddy this week, with the local Michelin-starred eateries listed the other day and now, for those of us who are *yawn* a bit tired of eating four times a week at Le Manoir, the 2017 Bib Gourmand winners in Bucks, Oxon and beyond.
Oxfordshire trounced Bucks in the Michelin constellations this year, but it’s a bit of role reversal with the Bib Gourmands, the Michelin classification that rewards excellent cuisine at more affordable prices.Read more
Not too many surprises in this year’s Michelin food lists but in case you’ve missed them, here’s a quick round up of where the stars are falling in Oxon, Bucks and beyond for 2017. Those Berkshire chefs over the border are cooking up the biggest storm, with Oxfordshire brandishing the frying pan behind them. I’ve put links on the ones I’ve previously reviewed to give you a steer, and I’ll be making my way down the list over the months to come.Read more
Fancy something a bit different on the blogaroo today? No problem, may I offer you a stay in the Cotswolds castle where Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn spent 10 days of their honeymoon? Yes, seriously!
This gorgeous piece of stoneware is Thornbury Castle, a Tudor beauty built between 1512 – 1521 whose history includes the beheading of its owner Edward Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham on charges of treason.Read more
Now this is a bit different. We all know that you don’t need to travel far into the Cotswolds to stumble across a honey-washed pub with Farrow & Ball colours, flagstone floors and Londoners fighting to play it rural for a weekend. But finding a modern fine dining restaurant with flair? That’s a tougher proposition.
So it’s as roll-out-the-red-carpet moment for The Chef’s Dozen in Chipping Campden for pulling off a little piece of contemporary magic in this elegant but very traditional village.Read more
In need of a boutique escape? The affordable luxe of The Wheatsheaf Pub in the pretty village of Northleach will do nicely, thank you.Read more
Bucks & Oxon Edition