Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

ad* Nestled in the leafy Hampshire village of Otterbourne is the beautiful country pub and restaurant The Old Forge.

It’s recently just opened after undergoing a major transformation and I fell in love with the dreamy velvet, rich tones and metallic finishing touches.

This in addition to the open fireplaces, exposed brickwork and low beamed ceilings make it the perfect winter hideaway!

The mix of traditional English pub and luxury interior is a winning combination and I am so into its cosy vibes. With the festive season kicking in, it’s good to have a few places like up your sleeve when you’re looking for places to visit with friends and family.

I was invited to take a look around and try the new menu, take a look…

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Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

ad*   What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?

The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.

With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.

Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…

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Brits have always had Hygge, it’s called being cosy.

Brits have always had Hygge, it’s called being cosy.

Hygge, a ‘new’ lifestyle trend, has spread from Denmark like wildfire. The UK seems totally enchanted with these rules to live by and it’s not hard to see why when it promotes warmth, calm and happiness.

I like the principles of hygge, but I am fed up of being told this is a Danish ‘art’ when us Brits have been masters of being cosy for years. It’s time to make a stand. It’s time to reclaim being cosy for Brits everywhere. Continue reading “Brits have always had Hygge, it’s called being cosy.”