When you met your partner, did you sometimes wish you had met them earlier in your life? Why hadn’t you met before? Well, we pretty much had that same feeling when coming across a little gem of a pub in Beachampton – The Bell Inn. Sometimes, taking the wrong turn and getting lost can have its benefits!
Rarely do we visit a venue and run out of superlatives. But that's exactly what we did after visiting The Swan Inn, MK Village. You'll find this delightful thatched pub seemingly hidden away amongst a number of relatively new houses on Broughton Road, just a short drive from Central Milton Keynes.
There is no doubting The Grand Union at The Three Locks is one of the most stylish venues in the area. In the past, this establishment has struggled to match its beautiful surroundings with equally good food…until now that is!
You should always have a degree of excited anticipation before eating out – otherwise why bother? Thinking of the delicious food, wine, the atmosphere and the opportunity to relax before arriving is all part of the fun. It’s fair to say that few restaurants excite us as much as The Wavendon Arms.
Imagine how you felt when you fell in love for the first time. Remember that feeling where you were aching to see that person again. Remember how you went to sleep thinking of them, and when you woke the next morning, they were your first thought of the day. We’ve all done it haven’t we? Except, this morning....
When the sun is shining this year and you fancy taking the family out for a bite to eat; the recently refurbished Galleon in Wolverton, located on The Grand Union Canal will surely appeal.This pub is very much aimed at families and offers a menu that might be minimal in terms of its size...
It was a Tuesday evening and we returned
to one of our favourite village pubs to sample their new
menu that includes some enticing and hearty dishes. The
winter months are ahead and these new additions to the
menu are aimed at pleasing the crowds of people who
visit this venue on a regular basis.
The Five Bells in Stanbridge is back! It
is probably fair to say that eighteen months ago
this beautiful country pub was not living up to its
previous lofty expectations. Whilst the delightful
grounds and elegant décor have remained pretty much
Last year The
Black Horse in Woburn took double honours, winning Restaurant of
the Year as well as easily landing the award for Best Pub with
our readers. Situated on Bedford Street, you will actually be
lucky to find a spare seat in the house on a Saturday night....
has long been a favourite on MK Reviews and a group of us paid
the family run restaurant a visit on a Saturday evening. When
you arrive, you could be forgiven for wondering whether there is
a restaurant as it is hidden towards the back.....
The Wavendon Arms
possesses one of the largest pub car parks in Milton
Keynes - yet the there was barely a space to
accommodate another car after 7pm on a Saturday
night just after 7pm. That alone surely tells you
how successful this pub has become?
On a typical British
Summer’s night, when it was absolutely pouring with
rain, my partner and I decided to pay a visit to The
Three Locks in Stoke Hammond. We had heard in the
grapevine that the pub had a new manager in place,
which by all accounts is no bad thing!
called many things, many times over the years, but
unfortunately, I do not recall being called “romantic” too
often. Until last Saturday that is, when I decided to treat my
partner to a day out and a picnic at The Embankment, Bedford.
establishment changes their menu, albeit to reflect the seasons,
there is understandably a sense of excitement; but in the case
of The Swan, Salford, possibly some nerves too. Why? Because not
only is it a new menu, the Head Chef Mark Godbehear is new too.
The Slug & Lettuce, located in
the Theatre District, is without doubt one of the trendiest pubs
in the area. They’ve jumped the gun so to speak, and already
launched their Spring/Summer menu (at the time of writing we are
still in early March).
The Grand Union Canal stretches some 137 miles from London to
Birmingham, boasting some wonderful pubs and eateries along the
way. Yet right here in Milton Keynes we can, with some
justification, claim to have one of the very best waterside
pubs, not only along the Grand Union but in the entire country.
Diners in Milton Keynes have a whole host of
restaurants to choose from when deciding where to eat. It’s
probably fair to say that until recently, The Prince Albert, in
Bradwell Village would not have struck many people as being one
of those choices.
The Swan in MK Village is a
gorgeous 13th century thatched pub that is so popular, it has
been fully-booked for Christmas Day since August! The pub has a
modern, warm and inviting interior. The main dining room
features an open kitchen which will often leave diners consumed
and mesmerised with its events.
Simply ask a business colleague the question
‘How’s it going?’ and most, if they answer honestly, will almost
certainly say it’s been tough. The good news is that we are
slowly coming out of the recession. But even so, many people
clearly do not have the surplus cash they were previously used
approached, an ‘A’ board outside the Black Horse asks you to
come inside and enjoy the “Best Sunday roast in Woburn.” Quotes
like this can often be cannon fodder for any reviewer if the
food does not live up to your expectations but...
With the Grand
Union Group looking to expand, it was no great surprise to see
them acquire The Three Locks in Stoke Hammond, just a short
drive from Milton Keynes. They celebrated their grand opening
during the Easter weekend and after our initial.....
miles north of Newport Pagnell lies the Lamb public house (Stoke
Goldington). This popular pub has been run for 9 years by
husband and wife Steve and Rachel, and their daughter and
son-in-law Lucy and Richard. We took a short drive to this real....