Thursday, 21 September 2017

New food festival organisers to serve up another helping

New food festival organisers to serve up another helping

HONEY, gin and cheeses were among the goods on offer at the Henley Food Festival. Local chefs, farmers and producers took part in the ...

 

New museum cafe operator confident of success

New museum cafe operator confident of success

THE new man in charge of the café at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley says he is confident of success. Catering company Leafi has ...

 

Bake Off stars can be seen at food festivals

FANS of food and drink are spoilt for choice this weekend with not one but two festivals on the menu. The Goring & Streatley Food & ...

 

Bank holiday weekend beer festival is a winner

Bank holiday weekend beer festival is a winner

MORE than 300 people attended the second annual Hornsfest beer festival in Crazies Hill. The event at The Horns pub was held on Sunday ...

 

'Noisy' jelly is hard to beat, but try this more grown-up version

'Noisy' jelly is hard to beat, but try this more grown-up version

WHEN I was a kid the best jellies farted when you put a spoon into them. This caused much merriment in the Clerehugh household and at ...

 

Care home residents enjoy party with families

Care home residents enjoy party with families

MORE than 100 people attended the annual summer party at the Tower House care home in Shiplake. The home, off Reading Road, holds the ...

 

When it comes to lobster, 'alive and clicking' is the way to go

When it comes to lobster, 'alive and clicking' is the way to go

I DON’T know what all the fuss is about lobster. It’s hardly the lobster’s fault it’s so expensive — four times the price of crab. But ...

 

Beer again

A BEER festival held at the Horns pub in Crazies Hill is to be repeated. Hornfest will take place over the bank holiday weekend of ...

 

Magical menu

DEBBIE McGEE is to appear on this year’s series of Celebrity MasterChef. The widow of magician Paul Daniels, who lives in Willow Lane, ...

 

Saturday night's all right...

Saturday night's all right...

AN estimated 200,000 people came to Henley over the five days of this year’s royal regatta. As normal, Saturday was the most popular ...

 

Break out the Mr Whippy! It's so ice to be back at the festival

Break out the Mr Whippy! It's so ice to be back at the festival

The Crooked Billet pop-up restaurant has been invited back to this year’s Henley Festival. It is our privilege to serve Henley guests ...

 

Charity lunch raises £3,000

Charity lunch raises £3,000

A lunch at Orwells restaurant in Shiplake Row raised more than £3,000 for a women’s charity. Smart Works Reading, which provides ...

 

Dunsden curry night

A CURRY night will be held in Dunsden to raise money for the village hall. It will take place at the Loddon Brewery in Church Lane ...

 

Pub will 'pop up' at the festival

Pub will 'pop up' at the festival

IT’S the original “gastropub” famous for hosting Kate Winslet’s bangers and mash wedding reception. Recent years have also seen the ...

 

Boat hire company founder inspires new drink

Mr. Hobbs Henley Gin

A HENLEY boat hire company has created a gin inspired by its founder. Hobbs of Henley was due to launch Mr Hobbs at a party on board ...

 

Thanks for the tea party, Tony, say pensioners

Thanks for the tea party, Tony, say pensioners

MORE than 50 people attended a tea party in memory of former Henley mayor Tony Lane. The Henley 60+ Club hosted the event, which ...

 

Village party

A BARBECUE and village party will be held by the Crazies Hill and Cockpole Green residents’ association on Saturday, June 10. The ...

 

Walk to the pub takes on new meaning with trails launch

The Brakspear walk

DRINKERS are being encouraged to go walking with the launch of a series of pub trails. Henley pub company Brakspear has teamed up with ...

 

Return of Wild Willy is a 'vinyl reminder' of Billet's early days

Return of Wild Willy is a 'vinyl reminder' of Billet's early days

1989 was the year I first rattled pots and pans at the Crooked Billet, seared my first scallops and filleted my first flounder, writes ...

 

Honey ale buzzes in

BRAKSPEAR is to again brew a honey-flavoured beer to raise money for a bee protection charity. Honey Bee, a 3.7 per cent alcohol ...

 

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