Quintessentially British picnics

This is Wind in the Willows country, so no amount of messing about in boats would be complete without a proper picnic. You can hire boats from The Swan, over the river in Streatley – mention that you’re staying at The Miller and they might even have a...

Time for tea

We recently had a clear out and reorganisation of our tea stocks. We had a lot of tea. We still have a lot of tea. We have loose leaf and bagged teas from your bog standard English Breakfast through to  naturally caffeine free Rooibos and all manor of herbal...

Nick’s kitchen: summer’s in full swing

It’s a funny time of year. Sometimes the sun shines; sometimes it doesn’t. But also on the foodie front. Everything you could quite easily grow in your garden is in full flow right now and we’re using as much of every one of those ingredients across...

Nick’s kitchen: cold cucumber

Cold soup conjures thoughts of Gazpacho on Spanish menus, what’s spurred you to add this dish to the menu? Actually a discussion with Mary about gin and cucumber. Naturally, at this time of year I’m looking for inspiration and attempting to make something...