We’re not just talking cheeseboards here, many of the fine establishments below also offer delicious dishes made with our cheeses. We always welcome feedback so please let us know what you think of their creations or maybe you’ve discovered a little gem that you would like to recommend to others! Outlets – Where to buy.
1907 at the Brooklands Hotel
The 1907 restaurant, bar & grill is set within the Brooklands Hotel. They are very proud of their historic location, so aptly named their restaurant after the year the world famous, Brooklands racetrack was built and opened. The restaurant and cocktail bar offers a stylish experience that is modern and contemporary in both ambience and service delivery within a 1920’s and 30’s décor inspired setting.
34 has become a modern-day classic since it opened in November 2011. Burnt orange banquettes, oak parquet and a colourful contemporary art collection give the room a warm and inviting look, highlighted by the bespoke charcoal grill in the open kitchen. The grill, also known as a parrilla and fed by natural fuels, was custom-made and imported from Argentina. Head Chef, Paul Brown has developed an eclectic menu, using the grill not only for beef, but also for seasonal game, fish and shellfish. The beef served at 34 includes Scottish dry-aged grass-fed, Australian Wagyu, and US prime corn-fed from Creekstone Farm. “Lobster mac” (lobster macaroni) is a perennial favourite, and there is a wide variety of salads and lighter dishes for the less carnivorous diners.
Tel: 020 3350 3434
Inspired by fresh, locally produced foods and complemented by select boutique wines, their menu presents a variety of classic seasonal dishes. Aviator Brasserie creates an intimate style dining experience.
Tel: 01252 555890
The Bakers Arms is a small, friendly village pub that happens to serve excellent food. They are in the beautiful village of Droxford in the Meon Valley, part of the Southdowns National Park.. Enjoy a coffee or a pint of local ale and read the newspaper or indulge tour self with their daily changing menu.
Bluebells Restaurant offers a relaxed yet formal approach to dining. Conveniently located between Sunningdale, Virginia Water and Ascot, Bluebells is the perfect place to relax and entertain, whether it is for business, a family treat or a special night out. Many of Bluebells staff have worked in Michelin and 5 star establishments and this is shown when you first walk in. A warm smile and a friendly greeting is what to expect when you arrive. Both, owner John Rampello and Head Chef Adam Turley together with their teams carefully prepare new menus every three months to keep dishes as seasonal as possible. Bluebells offers a set menu at lunchtimes and on Sundays, and in the evenings you will be spoilt with an a la carte menu which includes canapés, amuse bouches and homemade breads. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Their Riverside Brasserie offers the best of seasonal British produce served in one of the country’s best appointed dining rooms. From intimate meals to large parties the Riverside Brasserie offers outstanding quality and value for money with a view and ambience that will rarely be surpassed.
Head Chef Matt Christmas and Bruce Poole have worked closely together for over ten years, sharing a very similar approach to both cooking and food in general. The menu is therefore a collaborative effort from the two chefs. We aim to produce top-notch modern food which is based loosely on classical and regional French/ Mediterranean cuisine. We are not particularly into gadgets and tricks in the kitchen and there are doubtless some who view our food as slightly old fashioned in this regard. We take this as a compliment! We only ever produce dishes which we ourselves love to eat and one can’t really say fairer than that.
Coles Bar & Restaurant
Coles Restaurant is a buzzy neighbourhood spot with warm lighting, plush banquet seating sunny bar tables and a roaring log fire which all match they’ll with the good vibe. They have a knack for scoring the best results by wanting people to enjoy good and sound cooking in an informal environment.
They take the time to find the best and freshest ingredients consistently. Their chefs devise menus that are accomplished, seasonal and thoughtful. Lunch menus are printed out every day taking into account what produce has been purchased or delivered from market that morning.
Standing in over 30 acres of peaceful, secluded grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds, the privately-owned Cricklade House offers a traditional, warm and friendly welcome for those in search of tranquillity, comfort, good food and wine, with extensive recreational facilities.
This beautiful and dignified country house, built at the turn of the last century, has been tastefully restored and carefully extended. Perhaps the most impressive addition is the magnificent Victorian-style glass conservatory which runs the full length of the original building, making the most of the hotel’s elevated position, with wonderful panoramic views over Wiltshire countryside.
Their ambition is to be recognised as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Oxfordshire. From the beginning of March 2013 their kitchen has been run by Matt Weedon who was number 45 in the “Sunday Times 2012 top 100 restaurants list”.
Wherever Matt has cooked, he has attracted accolades from the major guides and travel organisations. However, he is a believer that often such accolades are used to justify high prices. This is not their philosophy. Their aim is to give you a formidable dining experience whilst not breaking the bank.
Tel: 01865 820416
Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has restored a historic Georgian manor house outside London to seamlessly blend English country living with 21st-century modernity.
They offer a private dining room for small gatherings. Enjoy fine spirits or wholesome bistro fare at Bar 1086. Meet for elegant afternoon tea in The Library. Pause for delicious spa cuisine after a workout at Café Santé. Or, from In-Room Dining, order a midnight feast or a gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy in the surrounding beauty of Dogmersfield Park. Special menus have also been created just for children.
Tel: 01252 853000
Fur and Feathers
A quintessential Victorian country pub in the Hampshire countryside. High ceilings in the pub and restaurant with huge sash windows opening the pub and restaurant up and bathing it in bright natural light. The bright interior lends it’s self to dinning in both lunch and dinner services as the light airy dining room in the day becomes a cosy wood heated restaurant in the evening dinner service.
This is the place where time can stop and you can easily while away the hours over a great pint complemented by some astonishing homemade food. Their hosts Peter and Fran Whitehead together with their forever smiling staff, they’ll they can only try, supply the kind of old fashioned service that time long forgot. Restaurant service is relaxed, giving you time to enjoy tour freshly prepared homemade locally sourced food.
Tel: 01256 384170
The Henley Brew House is the perfect place to meet friends, relax and enjoy fine beers and a tempting selection of delicious fresh food. There is a cosy lounge bar and delightful dining areas, as they’ll as their very own micro-brewery. They also have many special events each month for you to enjoy.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is famous the world over. Among its outstanding features are the splendour of the seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres.
At Sir Harold Hillier’s there is something for every palate throughout the year. You can enjoy a variety of dining events including Lecture Lunches, Supper Clubs and Gardeners’ Breakfasts which include a special guided their of the Gardens.
All year round hot and cold dishes are served at both the Pavilion and Jermyn’s House.
Horse and Groom
Located in the Oxfordshire village of Kingham, near Chipping Norton, the Kingham Plough has achieved a happy balance between a ‘proper’ pub and an exceptional dining room.
Since opening in 2007, Chef Proprietor Emily Watkins and her husband Miles Lampson have followed their ethos that provenance is the key to great food and they continue to source only the best local ingredients, both for the kitchen and bar. Their success is reflected in their numerous awards. This year alone, Emily Watkins was winner of BBC’s Great British Menu, and Cotswold Food Hero of the Year in the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards and they won Oxfordshire Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2015 as well as being listed in The Times 25 Best Country Pubs for Food. The Kingham Plough continues to be recommended in the Michelin and AA guides amongst many others.
Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, with modern French cuisine by Executive Chef Alan Murchison. Housed in a former vicarage on a leafy lane in Shinfield, just five minutes from the M4 junction 11, L’Ortolan offers an exceptional dining experience – perfect for social and business occasions.
Langrish House feels like home because that’s what it was built for. Set within 14 acres of rolling Hampshire Countryside, Langrish House becomes tour own private world – a secluded escape from the pressures of everyday life. A haven full of courtesy, charm, character, calm, and cuisine.
Life in their peaceful corner of the Hampshire countryside is quietly addictive. Despite the lure of nearby attractions, visitors to this listed, 3-star country house hotel may be reluctant to leave. The food and wines are superb (the restaurant is an award-winner); the staff, outstanding; the surroundings, idyllic.
That’s why each of their hotel rooms is individually designed. To put you at tour ease, they decorate each room as an individual statement of style and comfort.
Le Gavroche was the first UK restaurant to be awarded one, two and three Michelin stars. The chef de cuisine is Michel Roux Jr, who took over the reins from his father, Albert in 1991. The fact that Le Gavroche continues to maintain the highest of reputations amongst both diners and critics is testament to the excellence of the food being prepared by Michel.
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
London Street Brasserie
The London Street Brasserie is the second award winning restaurant by owner and proprietor Paul Clerehugh. Opened in 2000, next to the river Kennet in the heart of Reading, the London Street Brasserie won both critical acclaim and Michelin recognition. And has also been voted restaurant of the year. Lovingly called the LSB by regulars and locals, the restaurant has become a firm favourite in the area and a must visit for foodies. Serving local produce to the highest standards this restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
Tel: 0118 950 5036
Marriot Meon Valley
Miltons Restaurant, Cantley House Hotel
Housed in a stunning converted 17th Century barn, with its own secluded courtyard garden, Miltons is perfect for residents and non-residents alike. Miltons specialised in modern British cuisine with a locally sourced and seasonally changing menu.
Tel: 0118 979 1666
Old House Hotel & Restaurant
From the open fires and panelled meeting and reception rooms to the beamed bedrooms on the upper floors, The Old House is warm, welcoming and wonderfully atmospheric. The Old House restaurant combines classic British/Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary influence.
They are committed to sourcing local, fresh and seasonal produce and endeavour to always keep their menus up to date however there may be slight variations from time to time.
They offer a large, atmospheric dining room and spacious conservatory catering for up to 60 guests, together with their restaurant area called Old House Restaurant 1707, the name being inspired by the year the house was built.
Preston Park Tavern
The Preston Park Tavern is a relaxed, contemporary pub serving great food and drink in informal yet sophisticated surroundings. They are really fussy about what they buy and whom they buy it from! As a result, they work with some wonderful suppliers who are every bit as passionate about their food as they are about theirs.
Red Lion Hotel
Enjoy exciting dishes from the kitchen of their Head Chef Martin Bishop and his brigade, adding a twist to the a la carte menus in the Vine Restaurant, and to the lounge and bar menus in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Carefully prepared food sourced locally to the hotel and served with care and attention by Matt Greenwood and his team who can also advise on the range of wine stocked in their cellars.
Regency Park Hotel
The hotel offers a peaceful and tranquil setting in the Royal County of Berkshire between the towns of Newbury and Thatcham. Whether you are a discerning business traveller or wish to visit and explore the area for its abundance of great days out and attractions, The Regency Park Hotel has something for everyone.
Rose and Thistle
Nigel Wright their head chef works with local suppliers to create a traditional menu sourced locally and seasonally where possible. Their beef and pork come from the New Forest and their game is from the village, with Manor farm pheasant, pigeon and rabbit together with venison from the local game keeper. Fish is delivered directly from the south coast and vegetables are from local suppliers. The menu changes regularly but always includes favourites such as their famous home made steak and kidney pudding and slow cooked pork belly along side seasonal specials. Booking is essential evenings and weekends.
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House has a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from you and can add a restaurant reservation to an upcoming performance up to 72 hours before depending on availability. The Theatre land buzz of the Amphitheatre Restaurant is a great place to enjoy their keenly-priced set menu. Enjoy the Royal Opera House at its very best in one of their private dining rooms, which seat up to eight people, you will be served in incredible style by liveried butlers.
Tel: 020 7240 1200
Simple honest food and drink. Seven Fish canteen, bar & grill is ‘that place’ you’d love to call your own, open and welcoming whatever the occasion or reason to visit. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, cocktails and drinks.
Sindlesham Court is a Grade II listed building standing in its own large grounds with private parking for 200 cars. The extensive facilities make Sindlesham Court the ideal venue for any private or corporate function. There are a number of discrete meeting, dining and conference rooms to cater for a variety of needs. In addition the separate Flavell Banqueting Suite with its large sprung dance floor can accommodate up to 300 for a sit-down dinner and can also be configured in theatre or conference style. Sindlesham Court’s catering is widely acknowledged as being of the highest standard. Their in-house team of chefs work in a state-of–the-art kitchen
They’re a coffee house, a deli, an eaterie, a bar, a lounge, an art space, and even a boutique short film cinema!
Slice Sussex is a cosy home from home, they have free wi-fi, a comfy coffee bean sofa & vintage armchairs, a warm fire to sit by with a friend, a coffee and a slice of cake, or perhaps one of their delicious sandwiches and salads or pies.. all served by their lovely staff with a warm personal touch.
As most of their produce and fare is locally sourced where possible they like to think they’re a Slice of Sussex at it’s best.
Stanwell House is a cosmopolitan and stylish boutique hotel situated in the heart of Lymington, ideally positioned minutes from the quay. Located on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, Stanwell House is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape to the country. At Stanwell House you will experience a warm welcome and a superb stay complimented by fine dining and a friendly, helpful team. Enjoy their cocktail bar, bistro and seafood restaurant whilst relaxing in a beautiful part of England.
The Alford Arms
Find Frithsden and you’ll find the award-winning Alford Arms: a pubby gem nestling in its secluded wooded valley. The great Ashridge forest lies brooding on its doorstep and the broad sweep of the Chiltern Hills is its backdrop. Ramblers drop wearily out of the woods and swear they have chanced upon Brigadoon while locals and regulars swap a knowing glance.
Find The Alford Arms and you’ll never utter the term ‘gastro-pub’ ever again.
The Angel on the Bridge
Described as a warm, welcoming and cosy pub, the Angel on the bridge is Henley’s only pub on the Thames and attracts many visitors to the town. During the summer the riverside terrace offers outdoor eating, socialising and a relaxing area to escape and watch the river go by. Shared with the local swans and wildlife the Angel on the Bridge is a popular place during the day and evening, business luncheons, coffee break or just a quiet drink to escape from the shopping!
The colder evenings invite you inside to experience the log fire, the friendly atmosphere, the great food and the local beer. The angel on the bridge Henley on Thames is a must for any visitor to Henley at anytime of the year.
The Baskerville offers a memorable experience in a marvellous location with a perfect blend of traditional village pub, first class restaurant, where food really does matter and superb accommodation. They strive to offer the highest levels of customer servic
The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
The staff at this country house hotel are genuinely welcoming and the atmosphere emanates warmth and total comfort – making you feel as though you are a guest in a private house rather than a hotel.
The rooms are all individually designed and beautifully decorated. Guests can take the opportunity to indulge at their award-winning restaurant which serves superb modern European cuisine under the – direction of Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Sam Moody.
Situated in the delightful Georgian market town of Alresford, Hampshire, The Bell is a small family run Free House in a lovingly restored Grade two listed former coaching inn. The Bell offers great food and carefully selected wines in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Alresford is seven miles from Winchester, the old capital of England. It is within easy reach of the New Forest and the historic port of Portsmouth. The home of Watercress, it boasts its own steam railway, many interesting walks, gardens and historical landmarks all within a short distance.
At The Bell, the bar is stocked with over 40 international wines available by the bottle, with over 20 of these available by the glass. The candlelit restaurant and bar dining area offering fresh seasonal local produce, cooked to order wherever possible.
The Bell is open 11:30am all day to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Monday to Saturday lunch is served 12pm to 3pm and dinner 6pm to 9pm. Sunday lunch is served 12pm to 4pm.
The Bell has six character rooms. All rooms have Potheyr Shower, Bath or both, with trouser press, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and 24 hour access. High speed wireless Internet access is also available.
The Bell Inn
Hidden away in the little village of Brook, close to Lyndhurst you’ll find The Bell Inn. Owned by the same family since 1782, this charming New Forest property is as timeless as its surroundings on the outside but step inside and you’ll find a blend of traditional and stylish comforts. The Modern British menus reflect this combination using fresh, seasonal, local produce from The New Forest and the family’s estate to create favourite dishes with an inspired twist that keep the locals coming back for more. The large, welcoming bar and lounge has a friendly atmosphere, comfortable sofas and roaring log fires for colder days and long, lazy evenings. In Summer, enjoy eating al fresco in the large garden or just while away an afternoon with a glorious afternoon tea.
The Bladebone Inn
The Bladebone is a picturesque 17th Century inn set in the beautiful village of Bucklebury in Berkshire, situated between Reading and Newbury, just minutes from the A4, M4 and A34. They are a traditional, local pub offering great, freshly cooked food, hand pulled beers, superb wine, a warm welcome and friendly service. So whether it’s coffee and cake in the morning, a pork pie and a pint at lunch, or an intimate evening meal with friends and family, they look forward to seeing you soon!
The Bugle in Hamble, Hampshire is part of the Ideal Collection group you can expect award winning food and a warm welcome when you join us in their waterside Grade II listed village inn.
They have an AA rosette for their dining and an entry in Michelin’s Eating Out in Pubs guide, so quality is assured. They offer they’ll-kept local real ales, first class wines and speciality rums and their seasonal menu uses fresh, top quality ingredients, using local produce with traditional roasts available at weekends, as they’ll as children’s portions.
The Bull Inn, Sonning
One of the best pubs with rooms in Reading, The Bull Inn provides stylish accommodation near Henley-on-Thames. We’re a family friendly pub serving some of the best pub food around – and if you’re staying with us longer you’ll love our boutique rooms.
The Bull Public House
Located in the small village of Barkham near Wokingham, The Bull is a traditional style pub of unique character set in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire countryside. All of their food is freshly prepared and cooked by their highly experienced chefs who take great pride in their work. They also source as many of their ingredients locally when able.
The Coach & Horses
Since 1847, The Coach and Horses has served the communities of Danehill and Chelwood Gate. First as an Ale house but now as a country pub and restaurant, serving award winning food alongside traditional pub classics. The traditional pub bars remain and are busy with not only locals but new faces lucky enough to have discovered the charm and quality of this Sussex pub on the edge of the Ashdown forest.
The Coppid Beech Hotel
Tel: 01344 303333
The Crooked Billet
The Crooked Billet cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony. Their set luncheon menu changes daily. and they have a full a la carte menu offering every luncheon and dinner 7 days weekly, all day Saturday and Sunday. They also host some great music nights.
Tel: 01491 681048
The Dove Inn
The Dove Inn at Micheldever Station village is set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside and is a Georgian Grade II listed building which has retained a weyalth of character and many of its original features including open fireplaces and oak beamed ceilings.
The provision of en-suite letting rooms, a function room, bars and cosy dining areas serving real ales, carefully selected fine wines and Rosette award winning and delicious home cooked food make the Dove Inn tour perfect venue for any occasion.
Tel: 01962 774288
The Forbury Hotel
The Forbury has been described as ‘The UK’s Sexiest Townhouse Hotel’ by The Evening Standard and the design and opulence is the talk of the fashionable set. The Cerise Cocktail Bar has an award notable wine list and an award winning cocktail barman – There is a 30-seater cinema room with Italian leather seats available for private hire and functions – whether business or pleasure They stay with you – This promise drives everything they do – It makes every moment of tour stay a special memory – It is in the smile that greets you – This warmth and friendliness you will feel while you are here – In every corner at every moment you will notice an attention to detail that shows their passion – It is the belief that makes us excel – It is their inspiration – It is the very essence of the Forbury – like spending time with an amazing family – They stay with you The 23 rooms and suites arranged over their floors blend design – art – lighting and sound to create a space that does not just look right – it feels right – this atmosphere permeates throughout the hotel but it is about much more than the exquisite decor – From the 86000 Italian glass beads in the chandelier running the height of the building in the old lift shaft to the opulent fabrics and wallpapers and attention to every single detail – there is simply no place in the UK as extraordinarily opulent and stunning – A bold statement but true.
The Fox and Hounds
They are a Village pub and restaurant and they pride themselves on seasonal home cooked food, with their fresh fish selection, specials board, table menu and quality real ales with an extensive fine wine menu. In the summer you can expect fresh flowers on the tables daily with a they’ll kept garden and in the winter candle lit dining area with open log fires.
The Fox Inn
Built in the 16th Century and situated just 3 miles east of Stow on the Wold, in the heart of the Cotswolds. This Virginia creeper clad, Cotswold stone Inn, with flagstone floor, beams, open fireplaces and collection of antiques is the perfect setting for either a romantic, family meal or indeed, a relaxing break away in this quintessential British Pub. During the summer months you can enjoy the enclosed, pretty Cotswold garden, lovingly cared for by their neighbours, Ted and Anne. There is also a covered and heated terraced area for al fresco dining. For private parties they have a separate dining room known as the Red Room. which is available for parties of up to 24 people. They offer excellent food from their seasonal menu, which includes the modern and traditional classics, complimented by their large range of fine wines and their selection of real ales, all offered to you in their cosy pub atmosphere.
The Ginger Dog
The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food. As with its ginger sisters, The Ginger Dog uses only the very finest ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area and includes a private dining room upstairs. Dogs are of course welcome.
Antony Worrall Thompson describes The Greyhound, his restaurant and freehouse at Rotherfield Peppard near Henley-on-Thames, as his “perfect local”.
It is filled with trinkets, pictures and artefacts personally chosen by Antony’s wife, Jay. Antony himself is Head Chef and his menu includes comforting pub classics as they’ll as signature dishes.
Fresh, seasonal food is key and Antony goes out of his way to support local producers such as Gabriel Machin, Henley’s long-established butcher.
The Lazy Cow
A steakhouse which has a philosophy to simply produce the most premium quality beef, which only needs to be lightly seasoned and char grilled to the customer’s specification, whilst allowing true flavour and texture to be appreciated. Unless otherwise specified, all steaks come with a sauce strictly on the side to allow customers the opportunity to taste the steak the way they think it tastes best, on its own!
The Little Angel
The Little Angel is a historic, large pub & restaurant situated at the bottom of Remenham Hill just 50 yards from the River Thames & Henley Bridge. Backing onto the delightful Henley Cricket Club grounds, it is position A for a visit to Henley. With a large car park & being just across the bridge from the hustle & bustle of the main town, it is the favoured destination for excellent food or simply a drink at the large pub bar or pretty patio garden. Being one of the largest, historic pub & restaurants in Henley on Thames, it is firmly on the map for the local, national & international visitation it receives each year. Those that know it are loyal to it but there is room for everyone.
The London Carriage Works
The London Carriage Works is a multi award winning restaurant serving modern British dishes complemented by the use of local, fresh and seasonal produce. The London Carriage Works acquired its name when during external renovation works the original company name became apparent in the stonework. The company was a coach and carriage builders and built around 1866 in a pervading fashion of the day, the Venetian palazzo. The restaurant is sister to hope street hotel and is open to the public seven days a week, from breakfast to nightcaps, with lunch, afternoon tea, supper, dinner and cocktails in-between. In house we also cater for many varied events from wedding suppers to meetings and corporate dining.
The Loose Box
Relax in the contemporary surroundings of The Loose Box. Enjoy freshly prepared Breakfast, served from 8.30am, Lunch or Dinner. Sample a cocktail, beer or glass of wine at any time of the day and share a delicious Platter with friends or colleagues. They have free WiFi to catch up with tour emails or a quiet corner to conduct business.
Conveniently positioned to London’s main tourist attractions, The Loose Box is the perfect resting place for those with busy schedules.
Enjoy al- fresco dining in summer months, their regular barbeque and their not to be missed Sunday Lunch.
They are happy to reserve sections of The Loose Box for private dining, drinks and platters. They regularly host parties, launches and business meetings.
The Luggage Room
Tucked away in the corner of Grosvenor Square, The Luggage Room draws on the spirit of the Roaring Twenties. It’s an intimate London Cocktail bar, effortlessly oozing style and decadence. Amid the fine liquor displays, handmade wine cabinets and period curiosities, you can watch while cobblers, cups and punches are carefully created around you. |They have a lovely small bites menu which includes Potted “Two Hoots”£ Barkham Blue Cheese, spiced cider pear chutney and sour dough chards.
The Mill House Hotel
The Mill House is set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens sitting beside the river Loddon in the Berkshire countryside, conveniently situated in the ancient village of Swallowfield, near Reading. The Georgian house was built in the nineteenth century and for over 17 years has been run under the personal direction of Mark & Kim Pybus whose emphasis is focused on providing comfort and relaxation, fabulous food and friendly service ensuring an excellent guest experience.
The Neptune Restaurant
Owner-Chef Kevin Mangeolles uses the best seasonal produce that Norfolk has to offer, including locally landed Fish & Lobsters, Norfolk Pork, Graham Yewdale’s Lamb, fruit from Drove Orchards and local game.
Dining at The Neptune is an unhurried and relaxed experience.
The Old Queens Head
Step off the gravel into the country house interior of warm Zoffany fabrics and wooden furniture claimed from auctions and salerooms nearby. The welcome is warm and their happy crew are there to look after you. Inside, fine food and drink awaits and the choice is tours: To the right, the bar beckons, warmed by its looming fireplace and low beamed ceiling. To tour left and up the stairs the chandeliered ceilings draws you towards the galleried dining room.
The Phoenix Inn
This beautiful historic pub and restaurant has firmly established itself as one of the best eateries in Hampshire, steeped in history dating back to the 18th century and synonymous with various classic car clubs, makes The Phoenix a real destination site.
The range of ales is carefully sourced to complement the seasons, and has been Cask Marque accredited. A very comprehensive wine list with at least 16 wines available by the glass, a Fine Wine section, and a stunning house wine completes every dining experience.
The Plough & Harrow
A 17th Century Ale House with dining rooms situated in the picturesque village of Litlington in the heart of the newly – designated South Downs Park. The Plough & Harrow is a great venue to meet friends old & new. Enjoy a quiet snack, lunch or veritable banquet prepared by their talented chefs with a separate menu available in the daytime. A warm welcome is assured at all times, also extended to dogs provided that their owners are they’ll behaved! There is a lovely garden available to the rear of the pub, whilst their log fire will be roaring away through the winter months helping the snug to live up to its name – it is ideal for parties of 8-10 people but book in advance to avoid disappointment!
The Plough Inn
Situated one and a half miles from Lambourn. The Plough at Eastbury is a hidden gem in this beautiful unspoilt rural village nestled in the heart of “The Valley of the Racehorse”. Where the River Lambourn flows through and fresh water trout are visible in the clear spring water. The pub dates from the 18th Century, c1750 and was believed to be a busy coaching inn. Probably gets its name from a horse drawn plough of a strong farming community, although they would prefer to think that it originates from the star constellation, as ‘The Plough’, on a clear summer evening shines out magnificently, directly overhead.
The Plough Inn
Dating back to 1721, The Plough Inn is in the beautiful village of Longparish in the picturesque Test Valley, close to the A303 and a short drive from Winchester, Basingstoke and Newbury. With the world renowned River Test on their doorstep and the Test Way passing through their car park, they provide the perfect stop for a refreshing pint of real ale and a bite from their delicious menu.
Taken over in April 2012 by renowned chef James Durrant, this remains a traditional country pub with a contemporary feel serving award winning food. The warm, welcoming surroundings, log burning fires and cosy snug retain the original character and charm. Their aim is to make guests feel welcome and comfortable whether for a quick drink or meeting with friends and family for lunch or dinner. There is plenty of room in their attractive garden for pub-catered picnics or for dining al fresco. Children are welcome and specially catered for.
The Pot Kiln
While lots of other pubs claim to use local produce, Robinson really means it, to the extent that few animals can feel safe within a 20km radius. The crayfish in the bisque comes from the nearby Kennet river; the trout in the hot-smoked trout salad was caught two days earlier in the Lodden, and the muntjac – or barking deer – in the ragu with tagliatelle was shot by mein host on one of his weekly stalks.
The Potters Heron
The Potters Heron presents a charming chocolate-box look on the outside with its beautiful thatched roof and deep eaves but step inside and find a much more 21st century feel with light, airy interiors and a soothing colours.
You can always be sure of a very warm welcome at The Potters Heron. They have 53 delightful bedrooms, a large restaurant and a welcoming bar. They also have a variety of different-sized rooms for weddings, parties, private dinners, conferences, meetings, training courses. They offer a real break from the busy world whether you’re passing through on business, dropping in for a drink and a bite to eat or arranging tour special weddings.
The Royal Oak
From the banks of the Thames take the short trip up the winding hill to Bovingdon Green and the warm, wooden heart of award-winning The Royal Oak. Oak by name and oaken by nature – but not hard or austere: not a bit of it. Bare floorboards and ancient timbers ooze bonhomie, it feels like someone’s home – it might as they’ll be tours for the time you are there. Like old friends visiting for dinner, the welcome is easy and relaxed. It’s journey’s end.
The Slaughters Inn
Nestled on the banks of the river Eye, this charming Cotswold stone building is located in the heart of the village of Lower Slaughter. Privately owned by Andrew and Christina Brownsword, The Slaughters Country Inn offers a relaxed ambience, a style that is sympathetically balanced between the original features of a 17th Century building and contemporary design. The blend of old and new creates the perfect stylish retreat and unwinding comes very easily at The Slaughters Country Inn.
The Swan Inn
Classics and twists abound on the menu, bashed up with hints of far-flung places and the taste of Empire. From field to farm, hedgerow to forest, the sound of the sea and the thrill of the hunt, food is their passion. Head Chef Mark (or ‘Bungle’ to his mates) has been with us since they started up in 2002. He and Sous Chef Jonathan thrive on their more relaxed way of doing things and create fabulous, earthy food.
The Three Tuns
Gastopub? Bistro Pub? Pub Restaurant? Call it what you will, but the Three Tuns has become known for great quality fresh food, offering traditional pub favourites and more classic seasonal dishes which are packed with flavour and created with passion by chef landlord Mark and his team.
Great food combined with genuinely warm and welcoming service from their friendly team of staff, trained by Marks’ wife Sandra and manager Hannah, have helped us build a great reputation within the town. This has been reaffirmed by being recommended in the 2014 Michelin Guide for the second year running. The Charming pub in the centre of Henley is one of the oldest in town, dating back to the 17th century.
The Trout Inn
The Trout, an unusual, historic Inn, located by the Thames Path. A Free House with just six bedrooms, the Trout is a destination in its own right, with riverside walks and berthing for up to six boats – a real ‘escape from it all’ location. It’s handy for the nearby Vale of the White Horse and Cotswold gems such as William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor.
Features such as log fires, superior bedrooms, cask ales and careful use of the best local ingredients have won The Trout at Tadpole Bridge; AA Pub of the Year, Good pub guide Oxfordshire dining pub of the year and voted one of the top 20 gourmet inns by The Observer. The Trout Inn is also listed in Alistair Sawdays Specials Places to Stay, The Good Hotel Guide, The Good Food Guide and the Michelin Guide.
The Unicorn Pub. A quintessential English Country pub and food house set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills ‘A designated area of outstanding natural beauty’. The Unicorn is open 7 days a week. Just 5 miles from Reading or Henley on Thames respectively, you will be made feel most welcome by their friendly, attentive team and whether you are in for just a drink or settling in for a meal with friends or family, they wish to make tour visit a memorable one and hope to see more of you.
The Wellington Arms
They are an award-winning pub based in the country on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, offering carefully crafted, unpretentious dishes using their home-grown produce, and the best from the local area.
Their dining room makes for an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. If you would like to take stay over, they offer two beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms in their recently converted oak barn, or stay upstairs above the pub, in The Apartment, a one bedroom suite converted from the Landlords’ accommodation.
Perhaps that’s why they have been voted No.2 in The Times ‘Best Places to Eat in the Countryside’, and Jason the ‘Best Pub Chef’ by the Good Food Guide.
The White Horse
They take a great deal of pride in promoting the traditional aspects of the old fashioned pub. They know you expect us to provide good quality products served with a smile, and they aspire to do just that.
Their passion for good food is apparent, their kitchen hosts the finest quality ingredients sourced as locally as possible. All the cuisine is homemade, created with pride, whether it be home cooked ham, eggs and hand cut chips or something for the more adventurous palate.
Tel: 01420 588387
The Windmill is very much a community pub whilst retaining a welcome to tourists and those in search of a great night out; a place where local and seasonal fare are as much of the experience as the proud heritage of the village. The Windmill is a totally different Richard Phillips experience, but retains the quality, passion, and attentive service for which his restaurants are known.
Whether you’re after a lazy lunch with good conversation, a cold relaxing pint after work, or a formal sit-down dinner, here at The Windmill, Hollingbourne, they’ve established a venue that’s all things to all people.
Three Cups Inn
Free House. Within is housed, wooden beamed ceilings, stone-wood flooring, handcrafted oak tables and chairs, fresh flowers, open fires places and candle light. Creating a intimate atmosphere. They positively encourage a home from home atmosphere, making us popular for business people, weekend breaks and locals alike.
THE THREE TUNS is a warm, welcoming local pub serving real ales; cracking wines and great food. The new simple British menu features delicious, seasonal classics, lots of local ingredients & all the dishes you would expect from a great neighbourhood pub.
Tylney Hall Hotel
Tylney Hall is a Grade II listed building and remains an outstanding example of a luxury country house hotel that has never lost its old world sense of charm…
Food is a key ingredient in the Tylney Hall experience. Whether you are sitting down to a romantic, candlelit dinner for two, a light lunch or tea and scones by the fire, you can be sure of outstanding quality and service.
A lively, contemporary brassiere/restaurant atmosphere in an unusual building in the centre of Rye. Watch fresh local Rye & Hastings fish & seafood cooked to order in front of you. A vibrant lively café atmosphere with open plan kitchen area where you can view tour meal in its creation, for serious diners and families alike. This upbeat eatery will meet tour every need when you visit Rye for the day, or for a relaxing enjoyable weekend.
Tel: 01797 222226