Mirabelles in full bloom…

All on hold in the garden again this week.  Spring is about to spring and may well be spectacular when it comes but these continued cold snaps and night frosts are delaying most growth … buds are swelling, shoots are up but almost everything is on hold.  Nothing, however, delays the bloom of the Mirabelles – some of our trees are holding back but others have burst out in joyous bloom.  Let’s hope these early blooms are able to set fruit and avoid frost damage!

Last month’s Saddlebacks still feature heavily on the menu as we have unctuous Rillettes, the Bacon Chops and fiery Pork Shoulder Vindaloo as mains. Many of you have enjoyed the 24hr Roast Pork over the last few weeks but this has now come to an end.  Instead we will have Roast Leg of Roe Deer on Sunday served with Alouette Potatoes, Catalogna and spiced Quince.

The Yarnton Road re-opened last week to single lane traffic controlled by a traffic light. Most SayNav systems should be picking this up and directing you to us on the right route.  There is a chance of on-going weekend works which may intermittently require a full closure over the next month or so – we will endeavour to keep you up to date but do feel free to telephone on the morning of your booking/visit to check the status.