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Gilbey's restaurant

Gilbey’s Restaurant and Townhouse. Eton

Andy Mossack eats and sleeps at Gilbey’s Restaurant and Townhouse, an Eton staple by the banks of the Thames.

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The Vineyard Hotel Judgement of Paris Tasting Menu

Tucked away in a corner of prime Berkshire countryside may be a strange location to remember an incident that literally rocked the wine industry. Yet when you consider The Vineyard Hotel in Stockcross is pretty much all about the fruit of the vine, then it all makes sense.

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The Vineyard Hotel

The Vineyard Hotel’s motto Eat. Sleep. And drink wine leaves you in no doubt as to what is front and centre here. And I fully intended to embrace that sentiment wholeheartedly

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Legoland Windsor


Driving home after a fabulous day with two small children fast asleep in the back of the car with huge smiles after exclaiming, “that was sooo much fun” is always very satisfying. It was just one of the memories we took home after a full day out at LEGOLAND Windsor.

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The French Horn ducks on the spit


There are hotels and restaurants which continually fall over themselves to update their rooms and menus – and many others whose loyal clientèle tells them: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Judging by the packed dining room on a rainy midweek afternoon out of season, The French Horn has wisely decided to adopt the latter course.

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