• Hambledon
  • The Old Forge Tearoom, Hambledon

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    Lotts Tearoom in Hambledon has recently had a major transformation as well as a name change. It’s now called The Old Forge Tea Room and inside is light and bright, tons more room, a good menu, friendly service and great cake. What more could anyone wish for? I’ve visited on many occasions now, all in […]

  • Hampshire
  • The Bat & Ball, Hambledon

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    If you’re from around these parts you will most definitely have heard of the Bat & Ball in Hambledon (or Clanfield) and more than likely have been there at some time in your life. The pub has a strong link to cricket which you can read about here. Two years ago Geoff and I visited […]

  • Weekly Treats
  • This week’s sweet treats: 13/03/2015

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      What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week, in the UK and Australia. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from L-R 1. Here’s a snippet from Helen’s blog post in the week on Scarvelli Cafe in Balwyn, Melbourne – Rule […]

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  • The Vine, Hambledon, Hampshire

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    The Vine is a 17th century inn in Hambledon, Hampshire and is another country pub which has been on my list for a while, mainly because I pass it quite a bit whilst out cycling. I was meeting up with my two Italian friends again, Catia and Loretta (although I see Catia quite regularly, we eat at […]