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FIFA World Cup in West Berkshire, £5 Meals & £3 Pints!

Who’s showing the “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018” in West Berkshire – Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham, Compton, Hermitage…  Bishopswood Golf Course Bishopswood Ln, Tadley RG26 4AT First of the England matches in Russia kicks off on Monday next week, all beers £3 a pint during the game in the Balcony Bar.   The White Horse Newbury […]

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Linguine Alla Carbonnara

This is a very quick and simple recipe, Linguine Alla Carbonnara, we picked this up from a wonderful little restaurant in Rome a few years ago and was an instant hit on the menu when we got back.
Ingr …

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Welcome to the Halfway Inn it’s Smokin’!

This old coaching inn midway between Bath and London has been a family run business for over eight years now.
The friendly and attentive staff members go out of their way to make customers comfortable …

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Fine Food Italian

Two ideologies form the basis of Italian cuisine, simplicity and passion. Most Italian dishes are made using just four to eight ingredients. The emphasis is always on the quality of ingredients used, …

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Bellissimo

Italy is a country blessed with lakes, mountains and beautiful coastline. It is a place for exquisite cuisine amongst a richness of history. There is so much to see and experience, in this ‘bell …

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Chequers refurbished in style!

The Chequers Hotel has officially opened its newly refurbished bar and restaurant and it is a ‘must go’ place in the heart of Newbury.
As you enter the hotel, you are welcomed by a magnifi …

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96% of local food businesses hold Food Hygiene Rating 3 or above

Public Protection Partnership shines a light on Food Safety.
Food Hygiene Rating sticker
As part of National Food Safety Week (4 -10 June 2018), the Public Protection Partnership (PPP) which delivers …

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Sizzle and Smoke by Waitrose

Waitrose is introducing the ultimate barbecue range with 35 products including a sharing buttermilk chicken kebab, sardines and treacle-cured steak. Ingredients from around the world including srirach …

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Sweet & Juicy

Known as nature’s candy, wild raspberries have been gathered for consumption by humans for thousands of years.
With their rich colour, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant power, it is no wonder r …

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Raspberry, Almond Butter & Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy banana oatmeal muffins bursting with fresh, juicy raspberries!
 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
(can also use whole wheat pastry flo …

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Fine Food Reduced Sugar

We Britons really do eat too much sugar: 700g of the sweet stuff a week. That’s an average of 140 teaspoons per person.
Added sugars, such as table sugar, honey and syrups, shouldn’t make …

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Pub invites couples getting married on Royal Wedding day to raise a toast

A Wokingham pub is inviting couples getting married on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Saturday, 19 May) to toast their own nuptials at the pub.
The Dog & Duck in Emmbrook has comp …

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PastaFacts

Did you know. . . ?
1. There are more than 600 different pasta shapes made
around the world.
2. Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot.
3. The average Italian eats 60 pounds of pasta per year.
4. …

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The Fine Vine – Style and Flavour

These 5 wines represent what is great and good about your local Wine Merchant; The Naked Grape.
They offer variety, style and above all flavour. We couldn’t be more proud to present these new wines …

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Fine Food – Latest trends

Gut Health
Gut health is set to be a big food trend for 2018. This includes probiotics like kimchi, miso and kefir and prebiotics such as onions, garlic and other alliums.
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Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with fennel and marsala

Serves 6
Takes 10 minutes to make, 4 hours to cook
The fennel and marsala in this slow-cooked lamb recipe add wonderful sweet and aniseed notes – perfect for a special feast.
Ingredients
2.5kg shoul …

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Chocolate Easter egg nest cakes

Makes 12
The kids will love making these tasty Easter treats.
Ingredients:
225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
50g/2oz butter
75g/3oz cornflakes
36 mini chocolate eggs
LET …

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Celebrating Easter

Easter is a time to invite family and friends for Sunday lunch, and the most traditional dish is a lamb roast. Common decorations are dyed or painted eggs, little yellow chicks, bunnies and spring flo …

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Red or White

Experts who examined in detail the social habits of wine drinkers found their lifestyles really can be generalised according to their preferred wine colour.
Those who drink red wine are also more like …

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Treats For Mum

Mother’s Day Sunday 11th March
Victoria sponge cake
The perfect celebration cake – the Victoria Sponge combines strawberries and cream and is delicious served for afternoon tea.
Spinach, …

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