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Daylesford Organic – The new Cotswolds

Over the past twenty years the Cotswolds has changed dramatically. The picture used to be one of thatched buildings with old ladies in white pinafores serving tea. The whole game changed and changed dramatically for the better when Daylesford Organic farm shop opened in 2002. Daylesford is a one of the “must visits” for guests at our Cotswolds B&B.
Daylesford had been farming organically for 35 years and the shop and restaurant were a natural extension to their great ethos. However I don’t think that anyone expected the shop to have the impact that it has had.

Daylesford products are of […]

Eating out – El Cafe’ Tapas Bar, Shipston

El Cafe’ is another Shipston enigma.
One of the best tapas bars we have eaten at despite our many visits to Spain.
I remember how disappointed we were on our last visit to Madrid as we tried several tapas eateries and didn’t find anything remarkable.
The best meal we had (if you ever find yourself in Madrid!) was at the lhardy which seems to be a local power broker’s restaurant (definitely not a tapas establishment) with several businessmen and politicians doing their thing while we were there.
The first place we ate when we came to Shipston was El Cafe and we have […]

Pub review – The Red Lion, Long Compton

Long Compton is about a seven minute drive from Shipston-On-Stour where our luxury Bed and Breakfast, The Old Kiln House is located. Long Compton is a lovely village surrounded by beautiful scenery and with the world famous Rollright Stones right next door.

 It is also home to the wonderful Red Lion Pub .
On Sunday, after getting some rave reviews from guests,  we wondered over with CotswoldsCharlie (as it is a dog friendly pub). CotswoldsCharlie was given a huge welcome by the lovely manager Lisa and he was even more excited when he saw that there were Pig’s Ears on the […]