Amersham’s newest restaurant revealed – Pluma serving Spain’s finest tapas

Amersham’s newest restaurant, Pluma, is co-founded by local Spanish/British couple Charlie and Arantxa. It’s a brand new site on the high street, with a dark wooden bar, high tables for nibbles and beers, an open kitchen to watch the Spanish chefs in action and an outdoor courtyard for al fresco … more

Fancy Crab in Marylebone – review

Is there a useful way of disposing of old ageing males? Well at lest us humans have found sn answer for one creature – a certain species of crab – the giant Red King Crab. So being in two minds about whether its really ethical to eat this sea creature, … more

Try award-winning English fizz in the perfect setting of Arundel

If you ever thought it was impossible for England to produce sparkling wine that is a match for French champagne then you will be very surprised to know that you are wrong. Digby Fine English is producing world-class fizz with grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) grown in the … more

The Harcourt pub Marylebone opens after refurbishment

The Harcourt on Harcourt Street in London’s Marylebone, has reopened with newly refreshed interiors and menus by chef-director Henry Harris, in collaboration with head chef Kimmo Makkonen. The Harcourt, which opened in 2016, was the first site from Harcourt Inns, a collection of five pubs, founded by James McCulloch. Originally … more

The Churchill Arms where lunch is heaven on earth

It was one of the hottest days of our 2018 summer when we headed for the Cotswolds, just north of Oxford, to have lunch at The Churchill Arms.   At first we thought we had reached the Hovis village where the iconic TV advert was filmed (but that’s miles away … more

A warm welcome, great food and gossip – a perfect lunch at Mr Hanbury’s Mason Arms

Whether its accommodation or food I have discovered there is nothing like a quintessential English pub – and by that, I mean a pub that manages to balance local traditions of real ales but is also passionate about delivering a great dining experience and value-for-money. One such place is the … more

Hotel du Vin special offer – £130 for room for 2 with dinner, breakfast and glass of wine!

Overnight stay, 3 course dinner, glass of wine and breakfast for 2 from £130 per room Enjoy a three course dinner from our Fixed Price menu, a glass of wine per person and an overnight stay in one of our luxurious rooms with Egyptian cotton that cries out to be … more

Win a meal for two with wine worth more than £70 at the Fat Fox Inn, Watlington

The Fat Fox Inn is located at the centre of the small market town of Watlington on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The pub has an attractive bar set next to an inglenook fire place with a wood burning stove and a newly developed dining room which is elegantly … more

Paris House – Bedfordshire’s luxury restaurant at Woburn unveils new look

Last summer I had my first visit to Paris House, the renowned fine dining restaurant tucked away in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside – and two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited back for a celebratory reception, writes our restaurant reviewer,  Nicola Jones. The owners, Phil Fanning & … more

Fat Fox Inn Watlington Oxon

VISIT ONE OF THE BEST B&Bs IN OXFORDSHIRE The Fat Fox Inn is located at the centre of the small market town of Watlington on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. 45 miles from London, 13 miles from Oxford and 10 miles from Henley on Thames it plays home to … more