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Souper Sunday

On the last Sunday in January I found myself hanging out with two delightful chaps who suggested I accompany them to The Blackhorse in Checkenden. The Blackhorse is a hidden gem tucked away on a side road in this Oxfordshire town. The pub is family owned with the 3rd and 4th generation now in situ. The Blackhorse was purchased by their great great grandmother back in 1905 for £35.00. On this particular Sunday The Blackhorse was hosting a ‘soup’ contest. The day was drizzly, cold and grey and to my utter relief there was a fabulous variety of soups entered so I could feel the warmth oozing instantly. The rustic vibe and varying pans all lined up in a row outside under the pub verandah were

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