White Hart, Hamstead Marshall – June 2018 update

After two and a half years and two planning applications to convert the White Hart into dwellings the owner’s ...

Of Cheese and Chocolate

The Easter eggs may have disappeared but, as any parent will know, the next shrill demand for chocolate is never far ...

The difference between real and processed foods

We tend to think of processed food as bad and “real foods” as good but there are first-order processed ...

Happy Easter!

More than 80 million chocolate eggs are sold every year in the UK – mostly of course, around Easter. But why is ...

Where to Buy Local Produce

Local Farmer’s Markets • 1st & 3rd Sun: Newbury Farmer’s Market 9 – 1pm • 2nd ...

Has your Dry January ended with a splash onto the slippery slope back down to drinking every day again? What I’m ...

White Hart, Hamstead Marshall planning appeal

As has been frequently reported in Penny Post, a number of pubs in the area are closing. Sometimes this is because ...

Festivities at The Swan Inn

Enjoy a range of mouth-watering festive menus at the Swan Inn in Great Shefford – a traditional pub which has ...

Giant Puffball

A friend just brought us this amazing Giant Puffball from a nearby field.

Wine & Food Match Suggestions

Thanks to Simon Evans, MD & Wine Buyer at The Naked Grape Wine Merchants in Hungerford for suggesting some great ...