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

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

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

Review: The Fuzzy Duck at Armscote

If like me whenever you check out of a hotel room many of the toiletries “accidentally” fall into your wash bag the odds are they will have been supplied by Baylis and Harding, one of the leading brands in that field. But what we have in the Warwickshire hamlet of … more

Review: Five Alls – Filkins

The Five Alls Filkins It is not often that I get cross when I do these restaurant reviews, but after visiting the Five Alls at Filkins I was fuming, why have I not been here before , my sort of place, my sort of food. Filkins is about 30 minutes … more

Malmaison Hotel – Birmingham

One of the most conveniently located Birmingham hotels, Mal Birmingham is a converted Royal Mail sorting office right at the heart of The Mailbox, an upmarket shopping and dining destination in the city centre. We’ve put our own unique stamp on the building, which has 189 lavish bedrooms and suites … more

Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild built the Five Arrows Hotel near the gates of the main House, to accommodate the craftsmen and architects working on the Manor. Today, the hotel retains much of its original character and charm. There are 16 guest suites, each individually designed and named after various Rothschild … more

Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club 4*: Review

Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club Warwick Road Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 0NR T: + 44 (0) 1789 295252 E: welcombe@menzieshotels.co.uk   This hotel is a 10-minute taxi-ride from Stratford-upon-Avon station and near to the Shakespeare Country sites and the fascinating town of Warwick and its castle. The driveway entrance is … more