The Fox Inn, Great Barrington, Oxfordshire

The Fox Inn is set on the banks of the River Windrush in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and most people’s idea of a quintessential English pub. My visit was on a Sunday evening following an afternoon at a place of contrasting culture Bicester Village. So after leaving … more

The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire

When I was invited to the Mash Inn – I naturally thought its name referred to potatoes…and looked forward to seeing the potato menu. But I was later to find out that there is a Mr Mash, who has transformed a run-down coaching inn built in 1745 into a boutique … more

Birmingham Museums Mummy Mania

‘Mummy-mania’ set to bring visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian Gallery An alignment of Sunday night TV drama, Hallowe’en and an age-old enthusiasm for all things slightly macabre has curators in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian gallery braced for a veritable Ra-ce of visitors during October half-term! … more

The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses

The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses is set in 200 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside between High Wycombe and Aylesbury, just outside Princes Risborough. Our Home of Rest for Horses is at the heart of our charity. It is here that we care for 100 retired and rescued … more

Stowe House

Stowe House Stowe In the 18th century, the powerful Temple-Grenville family chose to create an idyllic landscape filled with temples. Amidst these enchanting gardens, they built the most lavish temple of all, Stowe House, famous during its 18th-century heyday as an important artistic masterpiece. In 1922, in the face of … more

Paris House – Bedfordshire’s only Michelin-starred restaurant – review

Bedfordshire’s only Michelin star restaurant is tucked away in a corner of England’s finest countryside, within beautiful piece of parkland on the Woburn Abbey estate. It’s barely sign-posted on the A4012 so I miss the entrance and end up a few miles down the road in quaint Woburn village. I … more

Canaletto at Compton Verney

One of our country’s major artworks – Canaletto’s A Grand Regatta on the Grand Canal, painted circa 1740,is on display at Compton Verney. It is a fascinating pastiche of 18th century life among the grandees who lived in Venice and quite mesmerising…A unique opportunity to see it in this beautiful … more

Tiggy Winkles Wildlife Hospital

Every year in Britain over five million wild animals and birds are injured as a direct result of their encounters with man and man’s world. Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust, is a specialist hospital dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating all species of British wildlife. At Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre you get … more

Great British Beer Festival: Olympia 11-15 August

The Great British Beer Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and offers visitors the chance to explore over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to discover their perfect pint. The UK’s biggest beer festival will feature over 350 British breweries across 27 different bars … more