The jam in the breakfast

Before we started this business, I always believed that breakfast was one of the most important aspects of a getaway. A few years ago we visited the Lake District and stayed in a hotel which had a long write up on their website touting  their locally sourced breakfast and I remember how disappointed we were with what was on offer. The sausages were awful, the eggs poor and badly cooked and the preserves were your standard mass catering jelly type products.
We resolved to provide the best quality breakfast we could and fortunately our guests have  loved our efforts.
Last year […]

Farm shop review – Talton Mill

We visited the Cotswolds for many years before we moved here and we were always impressed with the quality of the food. However I must say that I think there has also been an exponential increase in quality and variety in the last few years.
One of the areas where we have seen some of the most activity is in farm shops.

Talton Mill farm shop which is only 5 miles from us and lies between Shipston On Stour and Stratford Upon Avon  is one of our favourites. Set in a lovely quiet location next to a beautiful stream, it is […]

The Sausage in Bed and Breakfast

Having done a LOT of business traveling over the years, my husband and I had a clear idea of what we wanted to achieve with our breakfasts. We were also clear that “local suppliers” has become a mandatory term on most menus and in many places has lost any special meaning.
We were determined to put an excellent breakfast on the table and to achieve this we would only use local suppliers if they met our standards.

We were in for a bit of a surprise. Shipston has two excellent butchers, a greengrocer, a baker and a deli amongst the many […]