Eat, Drink, Sleep

Les Routiers recommends quality establishments in the UK and Ireland



Summer has arrived at last!

If you are looking for a great day out for the family, why not visit Blenheim Palace where over four extraordinary days Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th August BBC Countryfile Live will showcase the best of the British Countryside within the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s historic Blenheim Palace.

Amazing theatre shows and performances – Countryfile Live will bring together some famous faces and well-known figures for lively debates, talks and head-to-head interviews on the hottest countryside topics.

The biggest family day out this year – Kids love the countryside and there’s no better classroom than the great outdoors. We also know just how precious family time can be, so at Countryfile Live you can spend the whole day together.

Click here for more details BBC-Countryfile-Live.html

We have listed some Les Routiers Establishments to stay and or dine within 30 miles of Blenheim Palace.

Royal Oak, Marlow - exteriorThe Royal Oak – Marlow – lovely, cream-painted cottage tucked away in a tiny hamlet on the edge of Marlow Common, a mile north of Marlow.  Food is a big part of The Royal Oak – Classics and twists abound on the menu, bashed up with hints of far-flung places and the taste of Empire. From field to farm, hedgerow to forest, the sound of the sea and the thrill of the hunt, food is our passion. Click here for more details The-Royal-Oak-Marlow/

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The Black Boy – Oxford – Taking the fine dining concept and turning it on it’s head, providing well-priced, homemade food with Artisan bread and traditional pub fayre (including homemade pork scratchings!). Add their Kids Kitchen and weekly jazz/blues nights in the mix, they provide that little bit more. So, whether The Black Boy is your destination venue or your local, you can be sure to find something to please you. The-Black-Boy/

The_Black_Horse_Fulmer_003 (2) 2012The Black Horse – Fulmer –  A 17th century craftsman’s cottage, lovingly extended and refurbished into an excellent village pub that would put many of the London gastro pubs to shame.  Visitors praise the attentive and friendly service and now you can stay the night in one of the two boutique en-suite guest rooms that are open for bookings. The wide range of seasonal foods, simple yet exciting with the finest ingredients and locally sourced produce bears testament to the fact that good food is a Black Horse passion and quality is never compromised. The-Black-Horse/Kings_Arms_4_500_333_s_c1

20 At The Kings – Swindon – Situated at 20 Wood Street in the old town of Swindon, “20 at The Kings” offers something for everyone – day or night providing top class hotel accommodation. Bar is open all-day, everyday for coffee, plus all your favourites beers, wines & shots. Come and try the very best breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday Lunch carvery in Swindon, prepared daily by their top chefs.  20-at-The-Kings/

Fuzzy-duck-_-les-rout-1-710x470The Fuzzy Duck – Stratford Upon Avon – 18th century coaching inn nestled in the rolling folds of the Cotswold countryside.  Dine like kings and queens in the sparkling bar, or in the ‘Garage’ which overlooks grounds that are part-orchard, part-walled-garden.  The rooms are sound-proofed which are above the bar and two have double loft beds for families. Best of all, the generous team have provided indulgent treats: plenitful toiletries, luxurious dressing gowns, lovely slippers; a nightcap tipple – come prepared to be spoiled!! The-Fuzzy-Duck/

The White Hart Royal Hotel – Moreton-in-Marsh –  Steeped in history, charming, welcoming and located in the beautiful English Cotwolds, TWhite Hart Royal Hotel Moreton on Marsh, Gloucestershire External 350he White Hart Royal Hotel offers traditional hospitality mixed with contemporary facilities. Dining here is a true delight. . The chefs use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte and traditional pub classics. A four-poster bed, private garden, spacious wet room and a roll-top bath feature in some of the individually designed bedrooms. One visit here and guests will want to return time and time again! The-White-Hart-Royal-Hotel-and-Eatery/



July 25, 2016 | Les Routiers UK

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