.: The Hare And Hounds, Oysterley :.

I’m over the moon that my little one is finally sleeping a bit better. She can’t really nap yet, so not many posts from my end. Last time it took me 2 / 3 days to make one.

This Sunday, as it was beautifully sunny we went out for a walk @ Oysterley Park (Part of National Trust)

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Since she ended up falling asleep and it was lunch time, it was the perfect opportunity to grab some lunch. We’ve ended up staying in the area and going for “The Hare & Hounds

I’ve not been going out for food much, as the logistics has changed quite a lot. But, now I value a lot more any time we can spend together on the same table, and going out feels like a cherry on top of the cake.

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The steak was pretty good and the fries pretty delicious! I’ve tried a bit of the peppercorn sauce (still doing dairy free) and it was pretty good as well.

Overall was quite happy with our meal and our time together 🙂

The Hare & Hounds Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Any plans for Christmas?

.: National Burgers Day :.

Although I really enjoy a good burger, I don’t think I had any burgers this year, partially because we haven’t been going out for dinner as much this year and also because I can’t have them medium rare as I like. But the weather was so warm that I couldn’t resist but to have a good burger outdoors and make the most of the weather and the national burger’s day (25th of August for UK)

As I’m not going far these days, we’ve decided to go to one of our favourite pubs: One over the eight 

On Friday’s it’s especially good because there is live music! So perfect to be outdoors, enjoying the weather, the food and the music



Also, service is really friendly here, sometimes we forget it’s a pub and not a normal restaurant 🙂 The atmosphere couldn’t be any perfect for me as everyone feels really relaxed and chill down.

Because we had my dark chocolate brownies in the afternoon (yap this time I’ve done it my way 90% chocolate and half of the sugar recommended by the recipe), there was no space for dessert, but they have really good ones!

Do you enjoy a good burger? What’s your favourite?

One Over the Ait Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

.: Exploring English Pubs – The Woodman Banstead :.

I guess you know by now that I’m really keen on trying different pubs all over the country. I’m sure if I would ever leave UK, this would be one of the first things I would miss, and I would end up trying to find a pub away from home just to have that “feeling” again. Same way I miss a proper “patisserie”.

After our walk along the lavender farm, we were more than ready for some lunch outdoors. Via google maps, we’ve found out there was a nice pub really close to the farm, “The Woodman – Banstead

Official Photos

I didn’t went indoors, as he was the one ordering the food, but outdoors was better than the pictures show. It was a big space outside with some flowers on the tables. Really pleasant!

What I’ve also noticed, was their special drinks menu and a couple of gin cocktails

So yes, the choice of drinks felt really good! Although I was feeling so thirsty that all I wanted was water with lemon, and that’s precisely what I had. Maybe next time I’ll try the gin 🙂

Food wise, there is a good choice available in the menu, although I have to admit I wasn’t really impressed with the quality. His burger was too oily and my pasta was ok

We didn’t try the pudding, but looking into the amaretto cheesecake it really felt tempting! But, I guess just for the space outside it was really worth it 🙂