Eat, Drink, Distil: Berkshire’s Hottest New Venue

Eat, Drink, Distil

Pete Lumber of Newbury-based 137 Distillery tells Bethan Andrews all about how he came to be in the drinks industry and about his new destination launch Sometimes, it just takes one brave moment to begin to follow your dreams and then the rest is history. For Peter Lumber, founder of 137 Distillery, this is most […]

Dining At The Hare & Hounds In Newbury

Hare & Hounds Newbury

Newbury has a new coaching inn to get excited about, full of equestrian nods and dining options that makes of the most of the county’s produce The Hare & Hounds is a lovely 17th century Georgian building and, after months of restoration, now boasts a traditional pub, dining room and 30-bed coaching inn, as well […]

Behind The Scenes At The Corn Exchange Newbury

Corn Exchange Newbury

The Corn Exchange Newbury packs a punch as a regional arts venue with community and wellbeing taking centre stage, as director Katy Griffiths explains to Natalie Li It took 20 minutes for 4,500 oversized dominoes to fall into the lake at Victoria Park in Newbury, much to the delight of thousands of cheering spectators. The […]

How To Get Your Garden Summer Ready

Ascot-based designer Sarah Barclay offers a few essential styling tips that you can use to freshen up your outside space for some summer fun When approaching your outdoor area, it’s important to keep in mind what atmosphere you want to share with your guests. An afternoon BBQ setup will look different to that of evening […]

9 Events Not To Miss In Bucks And Berks In August

Henley hand craft fair

With the holidays here, you need a little local inspiration. Here are 9 events that take our fancy in August around Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Wondrous Family Walks Until 30 August The Roald Dahl Museum Strap on your walking boots and head off with the family to explore the village and countryside that inspired some of […]

Finishing Touches To Transform Your Interiors

Barclays Interiors design tips

Ascot-based interiors expert Sarah Barclay on must-have décor to inspire your home design Adding a touch of luxury to your home doesn’t need to be difficult. By adding a few elements of décor to a room, you’re able to transform your space into something unique. Here, I have outlined a few must-have décor pieces to […]

Bridgman: 45 Years Of Creating The Best In British Furniture

Bridgeman Thornfield Shot Ascot Sofa Opt

Recounting the story of Bridgman, covering 45 years of the finest in British furniture For over 45 years, Bridgman has created the very finest luxury furniture and accessories. As they’ve grown over three generations, their ‘Best of British’ collections, designed here in the UK, continue to redefine how we relax, entertain and enjoy the finer […]

40 Years Of Fashion Evolution At Hungerford’s Roxtons

Roxtons Hungerford

Roxtons is flourishing on Hungerford High Street, the latest development in its 40 plus years’ existence. The company’s Jane Pratt explains to Mark Kebble how they have evolved with the times What originally inspired the launch of Roxtons in 1979? Roxtons launched with an aim to provide country clothing and kit to those interested in […]

A Georgian Getaway At The Retreat At Elcot Park

Exterior of The Retreat at Elcot Park

The Retreat at Elcot Park is now open, offering everything from delectable dining options to sensual spa experience At the end of a winding gravel driveway is a Georgian country house with a rich history, now reimagined as The Retreat at Elcot Park, reviving its former splendour with a playful modern twist. Nestled between the […]

Visiting Leaf Restaurant At Castle Hotel Windsor

Leaf Bar Windsor Day

The food offering at Castle Hotel Windsor continues to conjure up surprises, which executive head chef Suraj Lokhande tells Mark Kebble is all in a day’s work The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was a momentous occasion for all of the UK, but for those in Windsor there was an extra special feeling to proceedings. “It was […]

What To See And Do In Newbury

Newbury Corn Exchange

The idyllic market town in Berkshire with a big heart is calling you this summer Old meets new in the historic market town of Newbury, which is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant and must-visit areas in Berkshire. With specialty markets, an impressive summer programme, and over 100 independent shops, cafés, pubs, and restaurants, […]

Natalie Pinkham On The Festival In Memory Of Caroline Flack

Natalie Pinkham

Natalie Pinkham explains to Natalie Li why leaving a positive legacy for Caroline Flack is behind Flackstock, a one-day festival celebrating the life of her close friend Weeks before the world entered lockdown, a well-loved and popular presenter took her own life. Caroline Flack’s death on 15 February 2020 shocked the nation, with tributes flooding […]