wine and food blog

Brakspear Restores Old Ale After 12 year Gap

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has brought back Old Ale, one of the favourite beers from the original Brakspear brewery in the town. The ale is now being brewed […]

Royal China Under New Management

Angela Li recently took over at the Royal China restaurant at 53-55 Reading Road.  Angela, originally from Dunstable where she helped run a Chinese restaurant has been joined by her […]

Christmas at Hotel du Vin

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in style this year with great food and wine surrounded by colleagues, friends and family at Hotel du Vin in Henley.  Festive menus are now […]

Station House Pub Opens Its Doors

The Station House pub opened its doors on Market Place last Thursday evening.  Emma Sweet, Marketing Manager for Brakspear invited special guests to see the refurbishment and to meet the […]

New Bar Manager at Hotel du Vin Shakes Up New Cocktail Menu

Junior Girtaricius is the new Bar Manager at Hotel du Vin.  Junior originally from Lithuania moved to the UK in 2008 when he was 18.  He now lives in Henley […]

Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse Awarded Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year

Last night at a prestigious ceremony at the Oxford Town Hall Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse won two awards in the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2014. The Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2014 […]

The Brew House to Re-open as Station House Pub

The Brew House on Market Place is reopening next Thursday, 13th November from 5pm. With a new name – the Station House – new food, drink menus and a new […]

Bull on Bell Street Henley Chefs Shop

New Chef Shop at Bull on Bell Street – An Amazing Array of Dishes on Offer

An amazing, mouth-watering selection of cured meets, speciality cheeses, savoury dishes and tempting breads greeted us at the new Chef Shop at the Bull on Bell Street last week. Chef […]

Hotel du Vin Bistro New A la Carte Menu

Invited by Hotel du Vin to try their new A La Carte Bistro menu last week we were amazed at the selection of dishes on offer. As you would have […]

Rossetti’s Launches Autumn Menu

Rossetti Ristorante in Market Place has launched its Autumn menu which now includes some delicious new dishes for each course. Among the new starters there is Fagiole e Cozze (a […]