Britain’s best foodie pitstops

Immersed in seven acres of gardens, overspilling with vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers, it’s hard to believe you’re just five miles north-west from Oxford at this hidden kitchen garden. Chef, baker and co-owner Simon Spence is behind the ‘hyper-local’ menu, where whatever can be foraged from the orchard, poly-tunnels and greenhouses takes centre stage (perhaps wild garlic and courgette bruschetta or pistachio and rosewater meringues with spiced plums). Stock up in the shop before you leave with woodfired sourdough, quiches, tarts and pastries as well as their own kimchi and sauerkraut.