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The Hinds Head, Bray

The Hinds Head, Bray

After drinking a little too much wine at The Fat Duck the previous night I wondered if I was really up to a big lunch. I decided it would be crazy to leave Bray without eating at Heston’s Michelin starred pub The Hinds Head so went along anyway and i’m so glad that I did. I’d already had a couple of drinks ... Read More »

The Hand & Flowers, Marlow – Fine Dining or Gastropub?

The Hand & Flowers, Marlow – Fine Dining or Gastropub?

The Hand & Flowers opened in 2005 and received it’s first Michelin star in under a year, in the 2012 Guide it was awarded it’s second becoming the only ‘pub’ in the world to hold 2 Michelin stars. During that time Tom Kerridge has competed in 2 series of ‘Great British Menu’ winning the main course round both times and ... Read More »

The Olive Branch, Clipsham, Rutland

The Olive Branch, Clipsham, Rutland

I wanted to find somewhere about halfway between Manchester & Suffolk to break up our drive and stop for a decent lunch. Thanks to Google Maps I knew I needed to be stopping around the Peterborough area so I reached for my trusty Good Food Guide and found a couple of suggestions. In the end I settled on The Olive ... Read More »

Taps Bar & Restaurant, Manchester

Taps Bar & Restaurant, Manchester

“Be prepared for a unique experience at the UK’s first self-service beer venue.” The words of the Taps website, not mine. Although I can confirm that my experience certainly was unique  i’m not sure it was in the way they intended when they came up with that statement. Yes it was the first time that I have sat at a table with ... Read More »

The Bay Horse Inn, Ellel, Lancaster

The Bay Horse Inn, Ellel, Lancaster

On my way up to the Lake District to visit L’Enclume I was very happy to stumble upon The Bay Horse Inn, just off the M6 a few miles outside of Lancaster. It has won numerous ‘Gastropub’ awards and been featured in the Michelin Pub Guide, the website promises to deliver ‘Modern Rural British Pub Food, making great use of ... Read More »

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