Champion the bee – how you can save this amazing creature

Nature-lovers are being urged by environmentalists, bee scientists and wildlife gardening experts to help the nation’s under-threat bees by creating pollinator-friendly gardens, schools and neighbourhoods, ahead of this year’s Great British Bee Count (19 May-30 June 2017). Now in its fourth year, the Great British Bee Count inspires members of … more

Compton Verney wins top restoration accolade

Compton Verney has won the highly prestigious Brown Tercentenary Award at the annual Georgian Group Awards in London. The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organisationcreated to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Compton Verney is a … 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