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Pubs with a Garden and Play Area in Oxfordshire

Pubs with a Garden and Play Area in Oxfordshire

In the summer months we are always on the look out for pubs with a garden and play area. On a glorious summer’s day there’s nothing better than having some lunch and a glass of wine in a pub garden, and if you can find […]

Child Friendly Restaurants in Oxfordshire

Child Friendly Restaurants in Oxfordshire

There’s one question that we get asked a lot… What are our suggestions for child friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire? Eating out with children can be a stressful and daunting prospect, when it should be a fun, family outing. Thankfully there are lots of restaurants in […]

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

We were in New York for 5 days and visited a number of restaurants and diners while we were there, below are some of our favourites. Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Broadway, New York Ellen’s Stardust Diner was our absolute favourite place to eat in New York […]

The Fox Inn in Boars Hill – Fantastic children’s Menu

The Fox Inn in Boars Hill – Fantastic children’s Menu

We are always on the search for somewhere  that not only has a great children’s menu, but also has good food for the grown ups too, and I think The Fox Inn at Boars Hill definitely has both. I visited The Fox Inn with my […]

England’s Rose in Postcombe – A Delicious Carvery and Lovely People

England’s Rose in Postcombe – A Delicious Carvery and Lovely People

I must have driven past England’s Rose pub in Postcombe countless times, and yesterday we visited for their Sunday carvery. Walking into the friendly village pub was like visiting family, the couple that run it were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us and […]

Pizza Calzone in Banbury – Lovely Family Restaurant!

Pizza Calzone in Banbury – Lovely Family Restaurant!

After an hour or so at the Lego Exhibit at The Banbury Museum it was lunch time and we were ravenous, we walked out of the Castle Quay shopping centre and into the pretty streets of Banbury and came across Pizza Calzone. We walked in […]

The Six Bells in Thame – Great children’s menu

The Six Bells in Thame – Great children’s menu

 At Little Ankle Biters we are always on the look out for a great place to take the kids out for lunch or dinner.   The Six Bells in Thame has a traditional pub feel with a lovely outside area for when the weather is […]

The James Figg in Thame – Delicious Sunday Roasts

The James Figg in Thame – Delicious Sunday Roasts

Set in the historic market town of Thame , The James Figg offers one of the best Pub Sunday roasts I have ever had the pleasure of trying. As a family, we frequently visit The James Figg on a Sunday and we have never been […]

The Old Fisherman in Shabbington – great pub with a garden and play area

The Old Fisherman in Shabbington – great pub with a garden and play area

Set on the River Thames in Shabbington sits The Old Fisherman, a pub and restaurant where you can easily spend a good few hours on a warm summer’s day. We were there on a gloriously hot day and there were children as well as dogs […]

The Three Horseshoes, a friendly village pub with a beer garden and play area

The Three Horseshoes, a friendly village pub with a beer garden and play area

 Located in the tranquil village of Towersey there’s nothing more relaxing than spending a lazy Sunday afternoon in the garden of The Three Horseshoes. Conveniently located just off the Pheonix Trail, the pub boasts a large garden with a good size play area and sand […]

The Wee Bookshop in Chinnor – much more than a book shop

The Wee Bookshop in Chinnor – much more than a book shop

I came across The Wee Bookshop in Chinnor earlier this year and have been back countless times since. The bookshop is part of the charity Fight Bladder Cancer with 100% of its profits going to the charity. The café onsite offers a good range off […]

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

 We visited Millets Farm in Abingdon last weekend and we were expecting an hour or two of entertainment but were pleasantly surprised to be there for most of the day. We started in the play area where there is plenty for the children to do […]

The Crazy Bear Farm Shop

The Crazy Bear Farm Shop

We came across this little gem on the way back from the Arboretum a few weeks ago and I’m delighted we did. Located in Stadhampton, behind the Crazy Bear hotel and restaurant, the farm shop was originally created in 2004 to service the Crazy Bear […]


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