The Fox and Hounds, a gin drinker's sanctuary

I came late to the gin resurgence party. Mainly because I am really a vodka drinker but I do occasionally like a G&T. However, now I have discovered the amazing array of gins at The Fox and Hounds in Caversham, I am hooked. Vodka get thee behind me! The Fox is a lovely friendly pub in Gosbrook Road. I know it does good beer but after popping in after a few years' absence, I discovered they had rhubarb gin which they recommend you have with Fever-Tree's Mediterranean tonic. It is delicious and the bar staff ask what fruit you would like in it too - from slices of grapefruit to blueberries, cucumber and strawberries. The rhubarb is good with blueberries. After taking a few friends there, entic

Swanning around

So our latest venture for Out & About magazine in Newbury was a visit to The Swan Inn in Newtown. With a very pretty garden and interior too, we had a fine old time as you can see. #Newtown #Newbury #NewburyWeeklyNews #cremebrulee #lemontart #sorbets #brownieandchocolatesauce #garlickingprawns #roastbeef

Recipe - Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado Salsa

Mapledurham Food Festival back at the end of April was a real celebration of food. Renowned chef Stephanie Moon, who you may have seen on Great British Menu, cooked up a storm in one of the theatre tents. Here's her delicious and very summery recipe for sweetcorn fritters with avocado salsa. Fritters Basically a pancake batter so mix your favourite recipe - 100g plain flour and 2 large eggs is a good amount to feed about four - and then enough milk to make it quite stiff. Season. Set aside. Slice cobs off two sweetcorn and add with about 2 or 3 chopped spring onions. Add to batter mix. Whisk one egg white and fold in to batter mix. Drop spoonfuls into a very hot pan and cook until very brow

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