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Win a Luxury Food Experience in Wiltshire

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Visit Wiltshire – Competition

My ventures to Wiltshire have mainly consisted of visits to Malmesbury, Stonehenge, Longleat and more recently Bradford on Avon, where I wrote about a fabulous stay, with equally fabulous food at the Old Manor Hotel. Spending time out of the city is always refreshing. This beautiful county makes for a lovely escape and as it’s not too far from the capital, a convenient one too. Continue reading

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

The Wild Rabbit_croquette

Crisp Pigs Head Croquette,
Pickled Vegetable Salad with Crayfish

“Eh…what’s up, doc?”

Back in early September festivalgoers were making their way to Alex James’s booming backyard, for his and Jamie Oliver’s shindig, The Big Feastival in Kingham. I didn’t make it this year, but just a hop, skip and a jump away I did get to experience a festival of flavours at The Wild Rabbit. Redesigned and renamed in July 2013, the former inn has been transformed into a restaurant with rooms – the reincarnation is simply stunning. Continue reading

Old Manor Hotel, Bradford on Avon

Old Manor Hotel

Old Manor Hotel

“Are we there yet?”

This is what I imagine my friend Claire’s dog ‘Yuki’, is saying as she pokes her head out of the car window and wriggles her wet nose in delight as she takes in the smells of the countryside. Destination? Bradford on Avon. More specifically, the Old Manor Hotel just on its outskirts.

Now, you could be mistaken for thinking I’m talking about Bradford in the North of England, but nope. This Bradford on Avon is a charming and architecturally stunning little town in the South West about 15 minutes drive away from its bigger brother, Bath. Continue reading

Lady of The Manor – Oxfordshire

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The Manor at Weston on the Green

Pulling into the gravel driveway, a breathtaking regal country house hotel known as The Manor-at Weston-on-the-Green waits to greet you. It’s a majestic 11th century building in Oxfordshire, with bags of history and for one night, I’m to be the lady of it – well not quite, but one can always dream, right? Continue reading