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Plans to expand Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons move a step closer
Retail & Leisure

Plans to expand Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons move a step closer

South Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee granted full planning permission for the erection of a new wellness spa, bistro, garden villas and rooms, pavilions, extensions to the Grade II* manor house and other buildings.
Coffee#1 has opened it’s 102nd coffee shop in Wallingford
Food & Drink

Coffee#1 has opened it’s 102nd coffee shop, and it’s in Wallingford

The Wallingford coffee shop, which opened on 29 June, is designed to blend into the existing style of the historic market square and can seat up to 89 people.
The Fox at Oddington to reopen in July
Food & Drink

Carole Bamford’s new pub with rooms The Fox at Oddington to reopen in July

The honey-coloured 16th-century building has been carefully renovated to create six beautiful bedrooms and a large restaurant serving traditional pub dishes made with local produce.
The Star Inn in Sparsholt to re-open after extensive refurbishment programme
Food & Drink

The Star Inn in Sparsholt to reopen after extensive refurbishment programme

The historic Star Inn in Sparsholt will reopen on Wednesday 15 June after an extensive programme of refurbishment carried out by the team behind Newbury’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Woodspeen.
Raymond Blanc and British Apples and Pears create Jubilee celebration cake
Food & Drink

Raymond Blanc and British Apples and Pears create Jubilee celebration cake

The showstopping celebratory cake incorporates three delicious varieties of our national fruit - British apples - English Bramley, Lilibet and Royal Gala.
New Park Fair launching in August promises to revive the classic country fair event
Culture

New Park Fair launching in August promises to revive the classic country fair event

The new country fair at Great Tew Estate in August will bring together forward-thinking independent artisans, cherished fashion and lifestyle brands, and quintessential family entertainment.
Gees Restaurant to reopen later this month with new Head Chef Matt Smith at the helm
Food & Drink

Gees Restaurant to reopen later this month with new head chef Matt Smith at the helm

The Oxford Collection’s famous Grade ll listed Victorian Glasshouse will reopen during the week commencing 23 May, following a £1 million refurbishment and expansion.
Blenheim Palace launch free shuttle service with Oxford Bus Company
Environment

Blenheim Palace launch free shuttle service with Oxford Bus Company

It forms part of a major drive by Blenheim Palace to provide sustainable transport solutions as part of its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027.
Adactus launches customer service software for independent hospitality and small business
Business Services

Adactus launches customer service software for independent hospitality and small business

The Thame based technology specialist has adapted and developed its tried and tested software for smaller businesses, launching a range of easy-to-use products on a fixed monthly fee.
Sam Bowser joins The Wild Rabbit as Executive Chef
Food & Drink

Sam Bowser joins The Wild Rabbit as Executive Chef

He leads the kitchen which serves the three-AA-rosette restaurant and bar menu at the acclaimed pub with rooms in Kingham, Oxfordshire.