American Museum’s Orangery Café, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BD. Tel: (01225) 460503. Web: www.americanmusem.org

This Is Wiltshire: The café is in a converted stable and orangery, part of the lovely mansion which houses the American Museum

7:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

It was a lovely sunny spring day when we visited the museum, so we made the most of the weather and enjoyed the lovely views from the terrace in front of the main house to eat our lunch.

Works of art in basil- The Tramshead, Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Works of art in basil- The Tramshead, Bath

12:03pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AFTER a day being pampered at the spa, my girlfriend and I decided to keep the treats going with a Sunday evening trip to The Tramshed in Bath.

The Jolly Huntsman, 80 Kington St Michael, SN14 6JB. Tel: 01249 750305. Web: www.jollyhuntsman.com.

This Is Wiltshire: The Jolly Huntsman

7:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

After walking 10 miles of the Ridgeway, Andy and I were ready to rest our weary feet and fill our rumbling bellies, and since The Jolly Huntsman was named the Gazette & Herald pub of the year last year, we thought we’d go and see why.

Inn of summer delight

This Is Wiltshire: The Dumb Post Inn is a well-kept secret tucked away in country lanes in Bremhill that is well worth visiting

8:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

We enjoyed a hearty meal at the 18th-century Dumb Post Inn in Bremhill, which is tucked away down the country lanes and is a well-kept secret.

Mes Amis, Bath Road, Beckington, BA11 6SW. Tel: (01373) 830723

This Is Wiltshire: Mes Amis was filled with customers even on a Wednesday lunchtime and the staff were prompt and smiley

7:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

For a local birthday lunch with friends, the name of this quaint French cafe was very apt.

French cafe is a gem

This Is Wiltshire: Mes Amis was filled with customers even on a Wednesday lunchtime and the staff were prompt and smiley

11:04am Monday 10th March 2014

For a local birthday lunch with friends, the name of this quaint French cafe was very apt.

The Cross Keys, High Street, Rode, BA11 6NZ. Tel: (01373) 830900. Web: www.crosskeys.butcombe.com

This Is Wiltshire: The building that now houses the Cross Keys in Rode is on the site of the former Fussell’s Brewery

7:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

Having recently researched a very old picture of workers at Fussell’s Brewery, I was keen to visit the village pub, which is where the brewery stood for hundreds of years.

Macaroni the real deal

This Is Wiltshire: The building that now houses the Cross Keys in Rode is on the site of the former Fussell’s Brewery

10:17am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Having recently researched a very old picture of workers at Fussell’s Brewery, I was keen to visit the village pub, which is where the brewery stood for hundreds of years.

The Three Crowns, The Street, Brinkworth, SN15 5AF. Tel: (01666) 510366 Web: www.threecrownsbrinkworth.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire: A chocolate royal pudding made a fitting end to a wonderfully well-cooked meal at The Three Crowns

7:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Having adored The Three Crowns, Brinkworth, under its previous owners, I was keen to go back and see how the pub/restaurant had changed.

The Pheasant, Bath Road, Chippenham, SN14 0AE. Tel: (01249) 444083, web: www.pheasantchippenham.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire: The Pheasant had a range of meats on the menu, except for the one that would have been our reviewer’s top pick

7:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

Feeling hunger pains coming on after watching the exploits of Emmet, Lord Business and the other Master Builders in the crazy world of breakneck-paced and brightly-coloured animation that is The Lego Movie, we sought grounding back in the real world and hearty sustenance at The Pheasant.

The Lamb on the Strand, A361 between Semington and Seend. Tel: 01380 870263, web: www.thelambonthestrand.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire: The Lamb on the Strand, on the A361 between Semington and Seend, serves traditional pub favourites with a modern twist

7:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014

The Lamb on the Strand, an attractive looking red brick hostelry about a mile out of Semington on the main road between Trowbridge and Devizes, is one of those places you drive by a hundred times but never quite get round to trying out.

The Crown Inn, Giddeahall, A420, SN14 7ER. Tel: (01249) 783889, email: info@crowngiddeahall.co.u

This Is Wiltshire: The Crown Inn at Giddeahall has been revamped as a premier steakhouse

7:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Now under new management, the Crown Inn has been revamped as a premier steakhouse.

The White Bear, Monday Market Street, Devizes, 01380 727588

This Is Wiltshire: The White Bear

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

After an afternoon of shopping I was in the mood for some hearty pub grub so popped into the White Bear.

MENU: Smokin' good food at Americana restaurant

This Is Wiltshire: Travis Smutek, owner of Smoo’s Smokehouse, with a plateful of smoked fare Picture: ALEX SKENNERTON

11:04am Friday 31st January 2014

Smoo’s Smokehouse 5 Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN Tel: 01793 496993

MENU: The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: The Chef's Table

10:43am Friday 31st January 2014

When did you first take an interest in cooking, and when did you decide you wanted to become a chef?

MENU: Here’s your excuse to eat like a horse

This Is Wiltshire: James Huynh gets to grips with a dish at his Oriental Aroma in Royal Wootton Bassett and left, serves up another tantalising treat

10:40am Friday 31st January 2014

EMMA DUNN speaks to a chef who will be rushed off his feet tonight for the start of Chinese New Year

MENU: Nicely spicy

This Is Wiltshire: Nicely spicy

5:33pm Friday 24th January 2014

EMMA DUNN is feeling hot, hot, hot on a dinner date at a Mexican chain Chiquito Unit 20, Greenbridge Retail Park, Swindon Tel: 01793 482830

MENU: The chef's table

This Is Wiltshire: JEAN-PIERRE GILLET

5:27pm Friday 24th January 2014

This week it’s the turn of JEAN-PIERRE GILLET, head chef at Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel.

MENU: Some like it hot, but not that hot!

This Is Wiltshire: MENU: Some like it hot, but not that hot!

1:15pm Friday 17th January 2014

Fahed’s Flavours of India 1 Moredon Road, Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon. Tel: 01793 432983/496711

MENU: Uphill battle is worth the effort

This Is Wiltshire: Bakers’ landlord Bill Downes with his fish and chips

1:08pm Friday 17th January 2014

Michelle Tompkins earns her famous fish and chip lunch

MENU: Fresh & fullsome: is this the guilt-free takeaway?

This Is Wiltshire: MENU: Fresh & fullsome: is this the guilt-free takeaway?

3:57pm Friday 10th January 2014

Roosters Piri Piri 13-14 Fleet Street, Swindon, SN1 1RQ. Tel: 01793 491019 IT’S that time of year again when we tighten the pursestrings... and hopefully loosen our belts in the process.

MENU: Not just another Italian

This Is Wiltshire: Alberto Mandis at Rustico

3:38pm Friday 10th January 2014

Rustico

MENU: The chef's table

This Is Wiltshire: MENU: The chef's table

3:20pm Friday 10th January 2014

Getting to know some of our best local cooks...this week it's the turn of BERNARD HORDIES, chef at Cakes And Ale, Devizes Road, Old Town.

The Ivy: in a league of its own

This Is Wiltshire: The Ivy: in a league of its own

12:51pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

The Ivy Inn Heddington, Stockley Road, Calne SN11 0PL Tel: 01380 859652 www.inyinnheddington.com

Full stomachs in an empty restaurant

This Is Wiltshire: Full stomachs in an empty restaurant

12:49pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

EMMA DUNN finds the atmosphere – but not the food – lacking at a revamped Italian eaterie

Winning recipe deserved that prize

This Is Wiltshire: Winning recipe deserved that prize

10:07am Tuesday 24th December 2013

EMMA DUNN gets a little bit adventurous at an award-winning Indian restaurant

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Louise Field, owner of Gustoso, with some of her tapas dishes

9:59am Tuesday 24th December 2013

This week it’s the turn of LOUISE FIELD, chef at Gustoso, Queen Victoria House, Victoria Road, Old Town. Call 01793 978342

It’s the most wonderful meal of the year

This Is Wiltshire: Turkey Christmas dinner

11:58am Thursday 19th December 2013

EMMA DUNN digs out some top tips for a successful – and stress-free – Christmas dinner, and discovers it’s about the planning

Welcome to Little Italy

This Is Wiltshire: Welcome to Little Italy

11:40am Thursday 19th December 2013

STEPHANIE TYE eats at a traditional Italian which continues to satisfy everyone

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Gennaro Stigliano, chef at Buon Appetito,

11:34am Thursday 19th December 2013

This week it’s the turn of Gennaro Stigliano, chef at Buon Appetito, Faringdon Road, Swindon. Call 01793 534064

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Chef Donna Jones, The Village Inn

1:08pm Friday 6th December 2013

Chef Donna Jones, The Village Inn, Bell Lane, Liddington, near Swindon, SN4 0HE 01793 790314

You have to judge a pizza by its crust

This Is Wiltshire: You have to judge a pizza by its crust

1:05pm Friday 6th December 2013

It made a great lunch the next day which meant I had really got two meals for the price of one

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Barendre Singh, chef at Spice

3:19pm Friday 29th November 2013

This week it’s the turn of Barendre Singh, chef at Spice in Victoria Road.

Worth a visit, even on a school night

This Is Wiltshire: Louise Field, owner of Gustoso, with some of her tapas dishes

3:14pm Friday 29th November 2013

Tasty tapas with a Maltese slant comes highly recommended

Thai and mighty

This Is Wiltshire: Thai and mighty

10:41am Wednesday 27th November 2013

STEPHANIE TYE finds a contender for the title of ‘best Thai in town’

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Chef Edson Santos

10:31am Wednesday 27th November 2013

This week it’s the turn of Edson Santos, chef at Frankie & Benny’s, Greenbridge . Call 01793 613136

Ivy is in a league of its own for a treat

This Is Wiltshire: The Ivy is warm and welcoming

9:00am Monday 25th November 2013

The Ivy Inn

Yee-haw!The Wild West comes to town

This Is Wiltshire: Texicans’ manager, Dean Shakespear, and right, some of the food at the restaurant  Pictures: ALEX SKENNERTON

5:43pm Friday 15th November 2013

EMMA LIDIARD tucks into cowboy-sized portions as a new Tex-Mex restaurant opens its doors at Regent Circus

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: The Chef's Table

5:38pm Friday 15th November 2013

This week it’s the turn of russell hunt, head chef at Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett . Call 01793 842800

It’s flaming good food

This Is Wiltshire: It’s flaming good food

11:42am Wednesday 13th November 2013

EMMA DUNN averts a near disaster on a visit to an Argentinian steak house

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Chef Victoria Packford

11:33am Wednesday 13th November 2013

This week it’s the turn of VICTORIA PACKFORD, 33, chef at Twelve Oaks golf club restaurant in Highworth. Call 01793 763749

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: The Chef's Table

12:00pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

This week it’s the turn of FABIO TIRA, chef at Pinos Restaurant in Lechlade. Call 01367 252373

Almost as good as mum makes

This Is Wiltshire: Almost as good as mum makes

11:56am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Elizabeth Mackley tucks into the generous helpings at the Toby Carvery

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Marco Galati, head chef at Da Vinci restauran

10:11am Tuesday 29th October 2013

This week it’s the turn of Marco Galati, head chef at Da Vinci restaurant in Fleet Street.

Real ale fans say cheers to festival

This Is Wiltshire: Real ale enthusiasts enjoy the CAMRA Beer festival

10:20am Monday 28th October 2013

HUNDREDS of beer lovers have spent several days enjoying some of the best ales in the country at the Steam Museum.

A good time had by all

This Is Wiltshire: l Head chef Jason Hillier with one of the pub’s dishes Picture: ALEX SKENNERTON

5:49pm Friday 25th October 2013

STEPHEN WEBB enjoys everything about a pub on the outskirts of town

Mayenne Cafe Bistro- Friendly and a warm welcome

1:23pm Monday 21st October 2013

AFTER a morning browsing the Thursday market in Devizes my partner and I decided to grab a bite to eat.

Glad I went back for seconds

This Is Wiltshire: Glad I went back for seconds

12:16pm Friday 18th October 2013

The Barbury Inn, Broad Hinton A361 between Wroughton and Devizes, SN4 9PF 01793 731510 www.thebarburyinn.co.uk SAM MORSHEAD gives an old neighbour another chance... and is pleased he did PERHAPS it is true, everyone does deserve a second chance.

The Chef's Table

This Is Wiltshire: Paul Kent

12:13pm Friday 18th October 2013

This week it’s the turn of PAUL KENT, manager at The White Hart, Oxford Road, Swindon, SN3 4JD.

Watch out for the salsa dancers

This Is Wiltshire: Watch out for the salsa dancers

10:06am Tuesday 15th October 2013

Swindon newbie Emma Lidiard pops in for a bite to eat at the The Kings






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