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The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD The upside: A historic pub bought back to life in a thriving community The downside: Purely selfish; but its a hike from where I live The flipside: A perfect feel good destination in the heart of Surrey A 17th century Inn with its own … Continue reading

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

This is a version of a recipe I use a lot with different fruit (such as figs, pears, blueberries) as it is so versatile. This works better with really fruity jam and its worth using an extra jam like Jam Packed with at at least 45% fruit content. Once you have the basic recipe sorted … Continue reading

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Brightwater Brewery, Platform 3, The Parade, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0PN The upside: Lovingly crafted small batch beer available to drink in or take-away! The downside: This pub is really small with short opening hours The flipside: This really is the smallest pub in Britain selling a range of their own unique beers If you turn into the parade towards Claygate … Continue reading

Eton Mess with Blackberry Gin Cordial

Eton Mess with Blackberry Gin Cordial

This has to be the easiest emergency dessert to make providing you have the right ingredients. It’s fast, effective and difficult not to love. Fruit infused gins are lovely for providing an alcoholic kick to an otherwise innocent classic. The *gin cordials from Silent Pool are perfect here.  Eton Mess with Blackberry Gin Makes 4 … Continue reading

Dressing for dinner

Dressing for dinner

In a bid to fight off middle-aged spread rejecting carbs in favour of salads is part of my strategy. A few months on and I sense I am being punished for a positive lifestyle choice by lazy chefs. People who read this blog will know that we only publish reviews of places we can wholeheartedly … Continue reading