A LOVE LETTER TO WOOTTON WAWEN

A LOVE LETTER TO WOOTTON WAWEN

Doing our weekly checks of The Bulls Head during lockdown and seeing it so empty reminded us of the shell of a pub we took over. When we ventured down the road from Lowsonford to open the doors for the first time, this beautiful old boozer felt neglected and sad; the...
QUARANTINE RECIPES: VEGETABLE SOUP

QUARANTINE RECIPES: VEGETABLE SOUP

Vegetable Soup       Ingredients   1 head broccoli1/2 cauliflower1/2 Spanish onion1 carrot1 parsnipOptional vegetable stockOptional mixed herbs   Method The veg listed above happened to be what were currently left in the fridge, but you can...
QUARANTINE RECIPES: FOCACCIA BREAD

QUARANTINE RECIPES: FOCACCIA BREAD

Focaccia Bread Ingredients 500g strong white bread flour2 tsp salt2 tbsp olive oil2 sachets easy blend yeast400ml cold waterOlive oil for drizzlingFine sea salt & dried herbs for seasoning Method Put the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and 300ml of the water into a...
THE STRATFORD CANAL PUB CRAWL

THE STRATFORD CANAL PUB CRAWL

“There are so many other pubs in the area,” her email read. “We live locally and have the option of going to any of these establishments.” It was a threat, obviously, of a loss of custom, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the fact that I...
LOWSONFORD’S LEGACY

LOWSONFORD’S LEGACY

The area was settled by the Anglo Saxons between the mid 5th to 6th century, initially at High Cross, where a system of open field farming was established. Lowsonford began as a hamlet settlement, later developing in the C16th as a cottage settlement, located along...
SUMMER NIGHTS

SUMMER NIGHTS

It’s the rumble of tractors thundering through the lanes at dusk, their single headlights boring through the twilight as a matter of some urgency to round off the tasks of the day. It’s the bubble of laughter floating on the breeze from that group sitting down by the...