4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

The city of Salisbury has been in the news quite a bit recently as the Sunday Times recently chose it as the best place to live in the UK. Known as quintessentially English, the city was praised for remaining “a divinely attractive and welcoming place”. But why?...
Organic farm launches muesli online

Organic farm launches muesli online

An organic farm is following its commitment to promote and sustain a healthy environment. Pertwood Organic Farm near Hindon has launched a 100% organic muesli online. Packaged in a recyclable box and biodegradable inner bag, the team said it is catering for the mass...
Local travel advice Andante Travels

Local travel advice Andante Travels

One of the best things about living in this part of the country is our proximity to sprawling forests, rolling countryside and wonderful coastlines. Not only do these landscapes provide fantastic walking trails, they also lend themselves to amazing local produce,...
Review: Quintessentially English

Review: Quintessentially English

By Valley News ‘undercover’ What finer way of enjoying the glorious Indian Summer of the past week or two than to go for a proper pint and a bite to eat in a country pub? Well, Netherhampton is sort of in the country, and it most certainly was when the thatched roof...
Baking gets a lift

Baking gets a lift

Cookery classes run by Shaftesbury & District Carers Association supporting vulnerable residents for more than 10 years. Co-operative Funeralcare staff in Shaftesbury donated £300 to support Hope 2 Bake, one of several projects run by the charity working for the...
City pub makes beer guide

City pub makes beer guide

Local members of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) with personal experience of pubs in South Wiltshire have chosen 15 pubs in Salisbury and South Wiltshire for the latest edition of the Good Beer tomorrow, September 12. They include Deacons in Fisherton Street Salisbury...
City is in for a feast

City is in for a feast

A wide selection of local food producers and suppliers are in the Market Place and Guildhall Square with food demos, talks and samples galore. Three celebrities will appear in the Demo Marquee on the Guildhall Square – Nick Nairn, Paul Rankin and Coronations Streets...
Baker rises to the top

Baker rises to the top

Wilton-based fresh food specialists Reeve the Baker were crowned best UK Craft Bakery 2019 at the Baking Industry Awards yesterday, Wednesday, September 4 in London. Reeve the baker were finalist in two categories; The Craft Bakery Business Award & Speciality...
Review: Barnetts Barn, Bowerchalke

Review: Barnetts Barn, Bowerchalke

By Dominic Parkes Food miles and the drive to reduce the gap between source and plate seem to be the hot topic of conversation at the moment and few can beat the newly-opened Barnetts Barn in Bowerchalke. Owner Max has the ‘aim to provide excellent food to customers...
Review: Boot solves the formula

Review: Boot solves the formula

By Valley News ‘undercover’ We seem to live in a world where pubs are increasingly becoming creches that serve food, and have ‘comedy’ pictures of animals with cheesy witticisms on the wall that instruct the customer to have a pudding as it ‘makes you more...
Festival adds cider and gin to the mix

Festival adds cider and gin to the mix

This year is the 20th Langford Beer, Gin and Cider Festival at Steeple Langford Cricket Ground. The festival opens at 7pm on Friday, September 13 and 12 noon on Saturday, September 14. A selection of real ales from hoppy summer brews and session ales, to stronger...

Watch: Oak grows a great atmosphere

What makes a great pub? Steve, the owner of The Royal Oak in Great Wishford has the answer. The village pub is a splendid meeting place in the Langford Valley and near Grovely Wood. To coin Steve’s words – ‘an equally great atmosphere open to anyone who wants to eat,...

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