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A great gourmet experience at Wild Thyme

Just back from a most wonderful dinner at Wild Thyme in Chipping Norton, we’re excited to share our experience and recommend this fantastic gem of a gourmet restaurant in the Cotswolds. A whole new level of cooking Wild Thyme serves

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A wonderful treat at Arden House

This year for Mother’s Day, I was treated to some quality time by my two wonderful kids, Matthew & Noelle. Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon was the luxurious and homely setting for our celebration, little sister to the Eden Hotel Collection‘s The

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SALT, relaxed fine dining in Stratford-upon-Avon

“The most anticipated restaurant opening of 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon”. When top class chef Paul Foster launched a crowd-funding campaign in early 2016, a campaign to fund his dream of opening SALT, a relaxed fine dining restaurant, we were excited to see

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The opening of The Tea Set in Broadway

We’re just back from the wonderful opening of the loveliest new tea room in the Cotswolds, The Tea Set in Broadway. This new tea room is the second for Steve and Vicky Wills who, only a year ago, opened their

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Shakespeare’s Garden of Curious A-muse-ments

This evening we were invited for the sneak peek of a 3-day event at Shakespeare’s New Place, the wonderful garden on the corner of Chapel Lane and Chapel Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, the site where Shakespeare’s very own home once stood

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Christmas in Chippy

New for 2016, Chipping Norton is hosting a truly magical Christmas event on Friday the 2nd of December. Join businesses, locals and visitors for some guaranteed festive fun that everyone will love, there will be so much to see and

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The Best Meal Ever and ‘HYGGE’ at The King’s

It’s no secret, we’re huge fans of King’s Hotel in Chipping Campden. We’ve lived just 10 minutes from there for many years and have spent many a breakfast, lunchtime and afternoon there, having always had remarkably good service from friendly

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Battle of Eden 2016

In 2016 The Battle of Eden was on it’s 6th year, and on the 8th of October, 8 chefs from the 8 hotels in the Eden Hotel Collection battled through 8 courses of culinary thrills. They battled to please the

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Butterflies and Bugs in Stratford-upon-Avon

We just had the most amazing time at the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon. We didn’t know quite what to expect, other than butterflies, of course, because it had been quite a few years since we visited last and we knew

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Seven Super Spas in the Cotswolds

In the Cotswolds we have what is arguably seven of the very best spas in the country, all of which offer luxurious surroundings, wonderful treatments and tranquil spaces for you to unwind, relax and just enjoy. The Magnificent Seven are:

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