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    A new skill with an old craft

    A few Sundays ago we went for lunch at the Rose of Denmark in Hotwells. I understand the pub’s changed ownership a few times over the last couple of years and the food’s been on an up and down journey. The roast we had on that Sunday was one of the best I’ve had, anywhere, ever! It rivals the Rummer, and that set a high benchmark. Wonderful moist meat, crunchy roasties on the outside with a fluffy middle, well cooked and flavoursome veg, a rich gravy and huge Yorkshire pud’. Steph had the veggie option and that was also excellent. We’re thrilled to have this fantastic option on our doorstep!…

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    The Clarence Social, Cheltenham

    Here comes the summer sun, oh, no wait it’s gone again. That’s pretty much how English Summer time goes. One minute you’re prancing around in shorts collecting all that precious vitamin D, the next you’re wrapping yourself in a warm cardie diving into Netflix. It is unpredictable to say the least. One thing I can be sure of is heading to The Clarence Social on a Sunday and getting a damn good roast. Often debatable in the summer time but it would be cruel to deny yourself this, especially if it’s turned into cardie weather. We had the whole gang together so we took some obligatory family snaps whilst reading…

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    The Wheatsheaf, Northleach

    I love a country pub. They’re very British so I feel a little patriotic, they usually come with a warm open fire and their portion sizes keep you full the entire day. What’s not to love. They’re also usually plonked in the middle of some pretty countryside with nothing but fields as far as the eye can see, or you stumble upon them in a quaint village that gives you the perfect excuse to do some exploring. There was no stumbling with The Wheatsheaf as I’ve wanted to visit for some time now, but it is set in a beautiful Cotswold setting. So we booked up early and piled all the…

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    The Rummer's Roast, Bristol

    Big statement coming up; I’m pretty sure I experienced the best roast I’ve ever had in Bristol the other weekend (apart from yours Mum, obviously). I’ve gained quite a soft spot for The Rummer in recent months. In the winter they have a large open fire burning surrounded by grand leather sofas, tucking you in making it quite a prime spot on those colder evenings. Getting there early, straight after work you can often bag the best seats in the house. All year round you can take advantage of their vast drinks menu, including an array of great cocktails. However if that’s not enough to convince you, you need to get…