Michelin Star Awards 2021 – West Berkshire

Congratulations to The Blackbird & The Woodspeen!

The Blackbird Newbury

Dom Robinson (Tom Aiken’s former head chef) took on a tired village pub and brought it back to life serving his food, his way – a renaissance of classic cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. I could not have loved it more. I was blown away by the batty nana chic decor, relaxed fine dining and a killer 80s tunes. Regardless of your musical and interior tastes, Dom’s skill and passion in the kitchen are undeniable – his wheaten bread made with black treacle and buttermilk is heaven in carb form. You can order takeaway right now, but make sure you book in when his doors fling open.

The Woodspeen, Newbury

Chef John Campbell’s converted boozer just a few miles from his old stomping ground The Vineyard is a smart country restaurant without formality. Don’t be fooled though, this fine dining – it just forgoes the large linen bill and its acceptable to drink pints. The Woodspeen is currently offering at-home dining boxes for you to get Michelin star experience without needing to get dressed or think about taxis home. It’ll do for now – we’re dying to get dressed up and have an almighty blow out. It’s been a while!

L’Ortolan

Relax in the luxurious, unique and timeless setting offered by one of the best restaurants in Reading – the only Michelin Starred Restaurant.

Their menu constantly evolves with new treats inspired by dishes from all over the world.

Stunning original artwork from the owner’s private collection hangs on the walls of this smart hotel restaurant. Elegantly presented dishes are elevated by the skilful preparation of good quality ingredients, and they offer over 100 wines by the glass – some from their own Californian vineyard.

The Royal Oak, Yattendon

We are first and foremost a country dining pub, and Head Chef Nick MacGregor’s ethos is very simple – the very best ingredients, cooked simply, cooked well. His team work tirelessly to create dishes that shows off the diverse array of flavours of the British countryside.

We are truly blessed to be surrounded by the most sensational produce, and in conjunction with our wonderful suppliers, Nick lets these amazing ingredients do the talking, creating simple, unfussy food that gains annual recognition in the Michelin Guide amongst others.

The Pot Kiln, Frilsham

The Pot Kiln is set in ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yattendon Estate’s nine thousand acres of woods and farmland with its Hawkridge Wood just six hundred yards from our kitchen door. Hawkridge is home to Pheasant, Partridge, Rabbit, Roe, Fallow, Muntjac, Mushrooms and edible Leaves or Fruits. Located at the heart of the Estate gives the Pot Kiln unrivalled local access to a nutritious wild food larder of game and seasonal foraging. Our policy is to avoid produce from intensive farming practices and strive to galvanise others to care for Nature’s Plants, Animals and Landscape.​​
 
 

Greyhound Inn, Letcome Regis.

We hope you will find us to be a great example of a proper English village inn, a place:

  • Where the community comes together and all visitors from near and far are made very welcome
  • To drop in just for a quick drink, to read the paper or catch up with friends
  • Where you can grab a simple snack or stay and linger over a celebratory feast

Whatever you are looking for from your visit to The Greyhound you can be sure that we are dedicated to ensuring you can relax and have a really good time.

The Harrow @ Little Bedwyn

From food critics and winemakers to one-off and regular loyal customers, The Harrow offers a unique dining experience in that from the moment you arrive to the time you leave, you are indulged by both the kitchen and front of house staff: 

 “A foodie paradise in the middle of nowhere”.  Sunday Times.

“An utterly fantastic restaurant ….. a hidden gem ……it was like being enveloped in a huge hug

Eyston Arms, East Hendred

Wherever possible we source and use local ingredients with all dishes being prepared on a daily basis. Our steaks are always aged and our vegetables often come from our own vegetable plots.

Sea Food obviously comes from slightly further away but our close contacts at Brixham allows us to source and provide fish that was often only caught the previous evening and delivered straight to us from our own suppliers.

Crown Inn, Upton


The team has been put together by head chef patron Dave Watts.Dave started his career at Le Manior Quat Saisons under the direct tutelage of Raymond Blanc before leaving to tread his own path and find his own true style and values in his own food.During his time since he has expanded and polished his food offering having worked around the country at various high-end establishments during which time he won The Good Food Guide’s ‘Chef to Watch’ award and more recently has been offering private at home catering experiences before taking on The Crown at Upton.

Miller of Mansfield Goring

Dining solo, or with your other half, joining friends and family, savouring foodie Fridays or kicking off a weekend retreat. For intimate dinners, private and semi-private functions, and celebratory feasts. A Miller dinner is right up your street.

Bottle & Glass, Binfield Heath

Delighted that Michelin have awarded us a Michelin plate and inclusion in their guide for a 4th consecutive year.
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Our beloved pub & dining room is at the core of everything we do, so being recognised again amongst such amazing company both locally and nationally is truly wonderful and a testament to an amazing team effort and an incredible support network. 🙏
Since 2017 we’ve worked hard to make the B&G a real destination – building our outside kitchen & wood oven for our wood-fired sourdough pizzas & outside bar – now under a mega @hurlingham_tents structure, our epic burger barn opened in 2020 W @englishfarm_ burgers cooked over fire @oxgrills, Chris @eventkitchens built us an amazing Horsebox coffee bar & deli that will be back open daily soon we hope – and when we reopen our new beautifully appointed en-suite letting bedrooms designed by @annamossliving will be up and running, with more to follow!
As always we’ve so many more projects in the pipeline. None of the above however would have been possible without the incredible support we always receive from our epic loyal customers & friends.
So Thank you, thank you, thank you!! 🙏
We can’t wait to welcome you all back and share over the next few months our plans to continue to reinvest in the B&G and continue to ‘grow’ the offering. 🌱
Stay safe, stay at home, help the NHS – can’t wait to see you all soon. X

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons< Great Milton

A lavender scented footpath paves the way for a spectacular culinary fairy tale. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s vision for Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has always been one of world-class gastronomic flair and outstanding organic produce. Take your seat for a feast like no other.

We have a long history of excellence. Our restaurant earned 2 Michelin-stars upon opening, 35 years ago, and has retained them every year since. We’re proud of our reputation as one of Britain’s best restaurants, and have become a must-visit dining experience for gourmands across the world.

The Bistro @ The Boathouse, Henley on Thames

Shaun Dickens is an award winning chef who has trained at some of the finest restaurants in the world, working closely with chefs of international repute including Raymond Blanc, Thomas Keller and Alan Murchison. Starting his career at the 2 Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, before travelling across the Atlantic to New York to work at Thomas Keller’s iconic Per se, a 3 Michelin starred restaurant. Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse was Shaun’s first restaurant; it showcased the skills and passion he has developed in the charming, stylish and elegant setting of Henley-on-Thames. The restaurant offered modern British cuisine alongside the stunning vista of the River Thames.

​Bistro at the Boathouse is a natural evolution to bring customers amazing food in a more casual style which can be enjoyed as a just quick bite on the run, or as a special occasion meal and everything in between.

Orwells, Henley

Orwells located in rural Binfield Heath, just 5 minutes from the town centre of Henley-on-Thames and 10 minutes from Reading. Orwells is housed within an old 18th Century pub building, but far from a pub it is.

The style of food reflects the personalities of the chefs, whilst the ethos is to be true to sustainability and the seasons, it has rural provenance with a modern approach.

We are recognised for our commitment to a sustainable approach for the future, and are also recognised by all major guides, picking up some prestigious awards along the way.

The ethos is to serve nothing but the highest quality food in a relaxed setting, free from frippery and fuss, where families, friends and colleagues can all feel equally at home. While you won’t find a bevy of locals propping up at our bar, we do have a beautiful garden that, weather permitting, is open to drinkers as much as diners, and through our set lunch and dinner menus we strive to offer something for every budget.

The ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible, reflect the best of what Britain can produce. We also have our own small holding and apiary where most of our fruit, vegetables and honey are produced just down the road from the restaurant. So, although we take a modern approach to preparing them and aren’t averse to the odd creative flourish, the idea of letting fabulous ingredients stand out is at the heart of what we do.

Three Tuns, Henley

The Three Tuns is known for great food. Browse our sample main menu to get a taste of the delicious dishes we typically offer.

Masons Arms, Oxfordshire

In 2017, the owners ventured out to the Oxfordshire countryside to reinvent a quaint thatched pub in their signature eclectic style.

In each Artist Residence you’ll find our Clubhouses – all-day neighbourhood spaces for work or play, night or day, and a hub for our local communities and guests alike.

Designed with that familiar comfort of visiting a friend’s house in mind, with good, wholesome food & drink, a warm welcome and a fun & friendly atmosphere, our Clubhouses will help you feel totally at home…you may never want to leave.

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