FARNCOMBE ESTATE’S BLOG

Bash’s Strawberry and Tarragon Cookies

Bash’s Strawberry and Tarragon Cookies

To celebrate National Cookie Day Bash is back and has whipped up a batch of her warm strawberry and tarragon cookies. Act fast because ... read more

Perfecting Al Fresco Dining with Rosanna Falconer

Perfecting Al Fresco Dining with Rosanna Falconer

Warmer days and lighter nights can only mean one thing, British summertime has crept up on us without us even knowing it. That is why ... read more

Bash’s Sourdough from Scratch

Bash’s Sourdough from Scratch

This week we have a recipe you will just loaf. Bash is back and this time she is showing us the secrets behind making perfect sourdough read more

Ellie and Taylor’s Smokin’ Sushi

Ellie and Taylor’s Smokin’ Sushi

It's International Sushi Day so Ellie and Taylor are back, ready to rock and sushi roll with a delicious recipe for avocado and smoked ... read more

John’s Foxhill Fudge

John’s Foxhill Fudge

It's National Fudge Day so John is back and showing you all how to achieve confectionary perfection with his recipe for melt in the ... read more

Mathieu’s Hearty Onion Soup

Mathieu’s Hearty Onion Soup

Move over cream of tomato there's another soup in town. As normal British summertime weather, grey and cloudy, resumes we thought what ... read more

Bash’s Jam-tastic Doughnuts

Bash’s Jam-tastic Doughnuts

It's National Doughnut Day, so we couldn't miss the opportunity to share Bash's jamtastic doughnuts! Golden brown, dusted with vanilla ... read more

Rich’s Garlic and Truffle Baked Wigmore

Rich’s Garlic and Truffle Baked Wigmore

It's National Cheese Day so Rich is back with a lipsmackingly Gouda recipe. Get your tastebuds tingling with his delicious baked garlic read more

National Rosé Day

National Rosé Day

It's National Rosé Day on Saturday 13th June, to celebrate we have teamed up with Corney and Barrow for something really, really grape. read more

David’s BBQ Spatchcock Chicken

David’s BBQ Spatchcock Chicken

It's National BBQ week, so David is back and this week he is showing you how to make delicious BBQ honey glazed spatchcock chicken, ... read more

Ellie and Taylor’s Wild Garlic Pesto

Ellie and Taylor’s Wild Garlic Pesto

Stirred into pasta, dolloped on salads or drizzled on fish, we're struggling to think what doesn't go perfectly with pesto. Dynamic ... read more

Ellie and Taylor’s Asparagus Starter

Ellie and Taylor’s Asparagus Starter

Perfectly paired with poached egg, parmesan aioli and flavoursome nettle pesto, Ellie and Taylor's recipe is ideal for a sensational ... read more

David’s BBQ Sea Bream

David’s BBQ Sea Bream

This week David is playing homage to our Feasting on the Deck recipes with his seriously yummy, fishy feast of BBQ sea bream stuffed ... read more

Rich’s Chocolate and Banana Cake

Rich’s Chocolate and Banana Cake

Send your tastebuds tingling with Rich's twist on a classic banana bread, with his chocolate and banana cake. Packed with rich ... read more

David’s Oh My Cod-Cakes

David’s Oh My Cod-Cakes

Oh my cod, do we have a recipe for you. Rustle up a fishy feast with David's delicious fish cake recipe. Coated in breadcrumbs with a ... read more

Mama Bash’s Tea Bread

Mama Bash’s Tea Bread

To celebrate #nationalteaday we’re going to let you in on a little secret…Mama Bash’s tea bread recipe! We will be revealing her top PG read more

Rich’s Beef Burgers

Rich’s Beef Burgers

What is that? Is that a glimpse of the British summertime we can see in the distance? Which can only mean one thing, it's time to dust ... read more

David’s Fakeaway Pizza

David’s Fakeaway Pizza

Make the most of your leftovers and bring a taste of Italy to the dinner table with Head Chef David Hall's fakeaway pizza, the perfect ... read more

Harvey’s Orchard Fizz

Harvey’s Orchard Fizz

Normally seen shaking things up behind the bar, Harvey, Bar Manager at The Fish has agreed to share his top tips for ... read more

David’s Spring Minestrone Soup

David’s Spring Minestrone Soup

Put a spring in your soup with The Fish Hotel's Head Chef David Hall’s Spring Minestrone Soup recipe, perfect for using up leftovers to read more

Ellie and Taylor’s Cumin Granola

Ellie and Taylor’s Cumin Granola

If the Easter weekend has left you (like us) feeling full to the brim with hot cross buns, lamb and well...chocolate, chocolate and ... read more

John’s Easter Eggs

John’s Easter Eggs

From warm hot cross buns filled with sweet, strawberry jam to copious amounts of chocolate, we’re excited to hop, skip and...eat our ... read more

Bash’s Raspberry Pavlova

Bash’s Raspberry Pavlova

A light fruity center encased in crisp meringue and delicate whipped cream, Kathryn "Bash's" Raspberry Pavlova is the perfect sweet ... read more

Rich’s Risotto

Rich’s Risotto

Bring the taste of Italy to the dinner table this week with Rich’s Mushroom and Truffle Risotto. This hearty rice dish is perfect for ... read more

The Life of Pie

The Life of Pie

To celebrate #BritishPieWeek we headed to Foxhill Manor to get Head Chef, Richard Thorpe’s step by step guide to the perfect pie. read more

Say Hello to Winter in the Cotswolds

Say Hello to Winter in the Cotswolds

From whizzing around English heritage sites on e-bikes to adrenaline pumping husky rides, the Cotswolds are full of hidden gems making ... read more

Ginger panna cotta

Ginger panna cotta

It’s that special time of the month again where our chefs share with you another one of their indulgent recipes. This month, it's a ... read more

Jon’s Oat & Pecan Biscuits

Jon’s Oat & Pecan Biscuits

It’s that special time of the month again where our chefs share with you another one of their indulgent recipes. This month, it's Jon's read more

Chocolate Crémeux

Chocolate Crémeux

Some chefs can be a bit tight-lipped when it comes to spilling their kitchen secrets, but Martin’s a generous sort, so we’re sure he ... read more

Martin Burge joins Farncombe

Martin Burge joins Farncombe

Martin has been appointed culinary director of the estate following his departure from Whatley Manor after a 13 year tenure in which he read more

New Garden Room Tasting Menu

New Garden Room Tasting Menu

Following the appointment in July of Sam Bowser as Head Chef at Dormy House in the Cotswolds, Sam has worked closely with Culinary Director … read more

Dormy House crowned Hotel of the Year

Dormy House crowned Hotel of the Year

Farncombe Estate is delighted to announce that the Dormy House Hotel & Spa has won Country House Hotel of the Year and overall Hotel of the … read more

How to pick the perfect wedding venue

How to pick the perfect wedding venue

Excluding, of course, your choice of spouse, the venue you decide to get married at is one of the first and most important decisions to read more

Things you won’t know about Cheltenham Races

Things you won’t know about Cheltenham Races

Dating back to the early 1800s, Cheltenham Festival and Races are known to many across the whole of Britain. But let’s go back to 1815 ... read more

The post Bank Holiday guide to the rest of the week

The post Bank Holiday guide to the rest of the week

Somewhere in our heads, we all have a fantasy of how the bank holiday will pan out. Our three-day break will unfold in a … read more

Recipe of the month – Moules Mariníere

Recipe of the month – Moules Mariníere

Since it opened a couple of months back, The Fish Hotel’s new restaurant, Hook, has proven quite a hit, if we do say so ourselves. ... read more

5 rules to break at Foxhill Manor

5 rules to break at Foxhill Manor

Rules are, of course, essential to the functioning of a civilised society. They keep things fair, they prevent and settle disputes; ... read more

Hotel for dogs – in praise of the pooch

Hotel for dogs – in praise of the pooch

Most interspecies partnerships involve an element of give and take: rhinos and tickbirds; cleaner fish and potato cod; crocodiles and those … read more

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