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Where to eat outside in Oxfordshire during this week’s heatwave

50 places to eat outside in Oxford and beyond this summer

Summer is here! It’s time to soak up all the vitamin D you can get with some for alfresco dining. Here are some of our favourite places to eat outdoors in Oxford and beyond.
The Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon unveils new tapas-style menu

The Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon unveils new tapas-style menu

Head chef Patrick Smith has introduced a new small plates menu designed to bring a tantalising selection of dishes to the table for sharing or indeed for keeping all to yourself.
The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened

The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened

The Grade II listed property in the heart of the rural village of Bloxham, near Banbury, has reopened its doors following a major refurbishment by new owners, Prospect Pubs Ltd.
Didcot’s first-ever smokehouse, Django’s Smokehouse, announces its long-awaited opening.

Didcot’s first-ever smokehouse, Django’s Smokehouse, announces opening

Mixing a casual, relaxed dining environment with a stylish, contemporary bar, Django’s serves up tasty American style comfort food. The wait is finally over!
Gees Restaurant & Bar to close temporarily for £1m refurbishment and expansion

Gees Restaurant & Bar to close temporarily for £1m refurbishment and expansion

The landmark Glasshouse on Oxford’s Banbury Road will close temporarily until May 2022 for a £1 million refurbishment and expansion to become Gees Restaurant, Bar, Gallery & Secret Garden.
Vegan Coconut Pancake Stack Recipe

7 pancake recipes to try for Pancake day 2022

Pancake day 2022 or Shrove Tuesday is on 01 March. Try these recipes for delicious pancakes, including a basic pancake recipe plus recipes for vegan pancakes and keto-friendly pancakes.
Burrata with Tomatoes and Baby Leaf Salad Recipe / What to cook on Valentine’s Day

What to cook on Valentine’s Day

Putting on a culinary show for Valentine’s day, it should be all about preparation, so you can give your date your full attention through the evening. No one wants a stressed out, sweaty Valentine’s chef.
Hospitality mogul Alastair Storey purchases award-winning The Star Inn in Sparsholt

Hospitality mogul Alastair Storey purchases award-winning The Star Inn in Sparsholt

The 80-cover pub, with a detached converted barn providing eight letting bedrooms, was extensively renovated and refurbished when it was bought by Ian and Caron Williams nine years ago.
Local restaurants raise £5,000 for Oxford charity over the festive period

Local restaurants raise £5,000 for Oxford charity over festive period

The money was raised by customers of Perch Inn in Binsey and Mamma Mia Pizzerias in Summertown and Jericho for Helen & Douglas House Hospice.
Henrik Ritzén joins The Double Red Duke as Executive Chef

Henrik Ritzén joins The Double Red Duke as Executive Chef

Henrik will continue to develop a menu, alongside Country Creatures’ Sam Pearman, that focuses on British, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients, as well as cooking over fire.