March 13, 2019
Words: Hilary Scott/Pictures: Dijana Capan
Farm shops became the new black a few years ago. Now, they are a destination pastime.
Instead of schlepping off for some retail therapy in the mall, people can satisfy several needs in a local farm shop - shopping, local and seasonal produce, cutting down on waste and p...
November 25, 2018
What better way to spend a gloomy afternoon than for H&D to visit London Street Brasserie to fortify before going on to watch a big blue whale parade through the town centre?
As part of the Magical Reading series of events for the festive season, the whale, from Beautif...
August 6, 2018
One of H&D's recent commissions has been to chart Reading's independent businesses to show how diverse and vibrant they are.
Teaming up with Inquisitive Type, a communications agency, and Dvision Images we interviewed and photographed a range of the town's best foodie p...
February 28, 2018
We love a good deal here at H&D so when we spotted Chez Mal in Reading's steak offer, well we were licking our lips!
It was 50 per cent off two steak dinners and a bottle of fruity Malbec. And when we sat down we realised as well as the £39 for our steak deal (so just £...
December 18, 2017
Nothing is guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit more than a cosy evening in an igloo.
And you don’t need to go north – The Great House in Sonning has brought back its igloo dining for the winter season.
Set just below the terrace by The Great House’s Coppa Club...
November 20, 2017
It's not often you get invited to a Michelin-starred chef's home. And when he is going to cook for you too, well that's some experience.
But that's what happened to lucky H&D who were invited by TV chef Daniel Galmiche to his home in Berkshire to get a preview of his pr...
September 30, 2017
You cannot fail to notice the new branch of Comptoir Libanais on The Oracle riverside.
A multi-coloured glittering box with a terrace, it looks exciting.
And it is – for packed into this little box are all the colours, flavours and smells of Lebanese food, the most under...
September 18, 2017
An evening exploring the Great House in Sonning's lodge and being fed and watered was a... well, a great experience.
The Great House use the lodge for weddings, events and conferences - and some special winter features we will tell you about in the coming months.
August 7, 2017
H&D loved The Crown Inn when we reviewed it for the Newbury Weekly News's Out&About magazine.
One quote from the review was 'But the minute you walk into this beautiful inn you kind of guess everything is going to be good.'
And so when The Crown opened its new farm s...
August 3, 2017
So we tried out the Gurkha Chef in Newbury and it was delicious.
As we say in the article for the Newbury Weekly News magazine Out & About, Nepalese cuisine is very different to Indian.
Lighter and slightly more fragrant, this restaurant is worth visit.
Check out what we...
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