The Seven Stars, Winsley, near Bradford on Avon, BA15 2LQ. Tel: 01225 722204 Web: www.sevenstarswinsley.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

On a very chilly night, it was comforting to feel the warmth as we walked into the Seven Stars, a traditional stone village pub.

The Dandy Lion, Market Street, Bradford on Avon.Tel: 01225 863433.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

In the centre of Bradford on Avon, it is easy to be drawn into The Dandy Lion with its eye-catching name.

Lunch review: Fox and Hounds, Nursteed Road, Devizes. Tel: 01380 723789.

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

Having tried, unsuccessfully, to eat here before Christmas, I booked in advance for Sunday lunch at this country pub.

Review: Fine meal, no question

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

On a very chilly night, it was comforting to feel the warmth as we walked into the Seven Stars, a traditional stone village pub.

The Swan, 1 Church Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN. Tel: 01225 868686. Web: www.theswanbradford.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

It was a chilly day outside, so the real fire in the rear room at The Swan was a big attraction.

Lets Do Lunch - The Boathouse, Widbrook, Bradford on Avon. Tel: 01225 309318. Web: www.boathouse.pub

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

This pub/restaurant was never renowned for its meals before – we used to go there to watch England play because it had a large bar and a widescreen TV – but food is definitely the focus of this revamped venue, which reopened under new ownership last year.

Let's Do Lunch - Wagamama, Swindon Designer Outlet Village, SN2 2DY. Tel: 01793 847894

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

If the most important thing about lunch is for it to arrive speedily and to be tasty, then Wagamama fits the bill.

Lunch - Brewers Fayre, West Cepen Way, Chippenham, SN14 6UZ. Tel 01249 463354.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

With a quick and simple lunch needed on New Year’s Day, my partner and I headed to the Brewers Fayre in Chippenham for a swift bite.

The Red Lion, High Street, Lacock, SN15 2LQ. Web: redlionlacock@wadworth.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

I thought the Red Lion in Lacock would be quiet after the Christmas over- indulgence but I was wrong – the pub was full of customers. It appears that the feasting continues.

The Globe, Newton St Loe, Bath. Tel: 01225 872891. Web: www.vintageinn.co.uk/theglobenewtonsaintloe

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 10th January 2015

Going out to a restaurant with a friend before Christmas and expecting to enjoy an audible conversation as well as a meal can be a bit of a tall order. The fear is you will be surrounded by lots of Christmas works’ dos struggling to make yourself heard above the inevitable shouting and loud singing. So it was to our considerable relief that all the Christmas parties at The Globe the night we were in were very well behaved and the only singing was of a tuneful Silent Night from a distant table.

Mr Salvat’s C17th Coffee Room, Where: St Margaret’s St, Bradford on Avon. Tel: 01225 867474.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 10th January 2015

A relaxing Sunday stroll around Bradford on Avon must include a trip to one of the town’s many cafes.

Churchill Arms- Great value for Sunday lunch

This Is Wiltshire:

2:57pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Fancying a traditional Sunday lunch we took a drive out just before Christmas, and found the Churchill Arms in the middle of the village.

Silent night assured

This Is Wiltshire:

12:22pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Going out to a restaurant with a friend before Christmas and expecting to enjoy an audible conversation as well as a meal can be a bit of a tall order. The fear is you will be surrounded by lots of Christmas works’ dos struggling to make yourself heard above the inevitable shouting and loud singing. So it was to our considerable relief that all the Christmas parties at The Globe the night we were in were very well behaved and the only singing was of a tuneful Silent Night from a distant table.

Eating out review: The Bear Inn, Bradford

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 25th December 2014

On a cold winter evening, no food is better than pie and mash and the Bear Inn at Bradford on Avon does exactly that.

Let's do lunch review: Starbucks, Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

THIS would never normally be my first choice but its festive winter warmers enticed me in and I was surprised at the wide range of hot drinks and food available.

Review: Magnificent meal well worth the wait

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

CONSIDERING it is rated as the number one restaurant in Bath on TripAdvisor, the difficulty of booking a table at Sotto Sotto is not particularly surprising.

Let's do lunch review: Marks & Spencer

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

ON a busy Monday afternoon my friend and I popped into Marks & Spencer in Devizes to grab some lunch on the go.

Black Swan, Market Place, Devizes. Tel: (01380) 698070.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

The bar of the Black Swan Hotel has been transformed into a cosy bistro-style eatery with bags of atmo Roaring log fires add to the atmosphere and a wall separating the rather bleak back room has now been removed, making the big dining room much more part of the main area.

Cafe Rouge, Milsom Street, Bath. Tel: (01225) 462368.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

A|fter Christmas shopping in Bath at the weekend, my partner, Martin, and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Cafe Rouge.

The Langley Tap, The Common, Langley Burrell. Tel: 01249 652707, Web: www.thelangleytap.net

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

After Chippenham’s light switch-on I headed out to Langley Burrell for dinner to find the Langley Tap lit up like a lovely gingerbread house and looking really inviting through the fog.

The Bell, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7BG. Tel: (01249) 782216.

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

It had been a wet and miserable November Saturday, so late in the day we decided to cheer ourselves up with a meal at The Bell in Yatton Keynell.

The Snooty Fox, Brook Street, Warminster. Tel: (01985) 846505. Web: www.snootyfoxrestaurant.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Boasting the reputation of top restaurant for Warminster and the surrounding villages on Trip Advisor, and being within walking distance of my house, the Snooty Fox seemed like the perfect venue for a mid-week dinner, inclusive of a glass or two of wine.

Cross Guns, Avoncliff, near Bradford on Avon, BA15 2HB. Tel: 01225 862335/867613. Web: www.crossguns.net

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

On A lovely sunny autumn day, we weren’t the only people who thought it was time to get out into the fresh air.

Dean's Diner, St Stephen’s Leisure Park, Trowbridge BA14 8TQ. Tel: (01225) 777369. Web: www.deansdiner.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 8th November 2014

We were drawn into Dean’s Diner, opposite the new Odeon cinema, by the children, tempted by balloons floating merrily in the breeze and ketchup bottles shaped like tomatoes.

Graze, Brunel Square, Bath Tel: 01225 429392

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 1st November 2014

While I had experienced the stylish Bath restaurant and bar Graze before – I have popped in for a drink with friends on numerous occasions – I had never had an opportunity to try the food.

The Oliver Cromwell, St Edith’s Marsh, Bromham. Tel: 01380 850293.

7:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

I’ve passed the Oliver Cromwell many times on my journeys around Wiltshire.

Let's Do Lunch - Albany Palace, Park Road, Trowbridge. Tel: 01225 781980. Web: jdwetherspoon.co.uk/ home

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

There are few things more reliable in life than a JD Wetherspoon pub, with the national chain’s ability to serve solid, but unspectacular, food at cheap prices almost unquestioned.

Quarrymans Arms, Box Hill, Box, SN13 3HN. Tel: 01225 743569. Web: www.quarrymans-arms.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

We've always found this a comfortable, friendly, no-frills – in a good way – pub and it was pleasing to find it was no different in the evening.

Frankie and Benny’s, St Stephen’s Leisure Park, Trowbridge, BA14 8AH. Tel: 01225 719404. Web: www.frankieandbennys.com

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Until the leisure park complex opened in Trowbridge, the major dining chains had practically ignored the town, apart from drive-thru fast food outlets. Now we can experience all the choice you get in larger towns and cities.

Farrington Park, Marsh Lane, Farrington Gurney. Tel: 01761 451596. Web: www.farringtonpark.co.uk.

7:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

I was confused by the confusion of the man answering the phone at Farrington Park when I rang to book a table. After all, that’s what the website advises you to do. He sounded baffled by my request and left me hanging on the phone for a while, I guess to check out with the manager whether that was OK, before confirming that yes, I could have a table.

The Marlborough, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HF. Tel: 016172 515011.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

We emerged with plenty of food for thought from a talk on the First World War poets given by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at the Marlborough LitFest on Saturday.

Moonrakers Pub, Nursteed Road, Devizes, SN10 3AJ. Tel: 01380 725999.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

There cannot be many people who do not view the £200,000 transformation of the Moonrakers pub, in Nursteed Road, as a good thing.

Yammo, Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BD. Tel: 01225 938328. Web: www.yammo.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

After a day shopping in Bath with friends, we decided to stop for a late lunch at the Neapolitan restaurant Yammo! in Walcot Street.

Pizza Express, Southgate Shopping Centre, Bath, SN12 6AD Tel: 01225 706496 Website: www.pizzaexpress.com

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Since the branch of Pizza Express near the Theatre Royal in Bath stopped taking bookings a few years ago I’ve become a stranger to the chain.

The Milk Churn, Commerce Way, Melksham, SN12 6AD. Tel: 01225 706496. Email: milkchurn.melksham@hall-woodhouse.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

It's not often you get a new pub open, so we dropped in on a Sunday to check out the area’s latest offering, on the A350 just outside Melksham itself.

The Angel Inn, High Street, Heytesbury, BA12 0ED. Tel 01985 840330.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

With a day off to savour, we fancied a meal out, and ended up at The Angel in Heytesbury, one of the many Wiltshire villages which since being bypassed has become home to pubs where you can relax and watch the world go by.

The Waterfront, Pewsey Wharf.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

The conversation went like this: ‘Mmm’... ‘Mmm’... ‘Mmm’ and several times more when we tasted a new ingredient on our plates.

The Crown, New Park Street, Devizes. Tel: 01380 722692. Web: www.crowndevizes.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Having been to The Crown for a couple of drinks on a few occasions, my partner and I decided to try its food.

Let's Do Lunch - Nova Cafe, 40 Havelock Street, Swindon,

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

It was a sweltering Saturday in Swindon town centre so we stopped for a bite to eat.

The Boathouse, Bradford on Avon Marina, Widbrook, BA15 1UD. Tel: 01225 309318.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

When an old university friend mentioned he’d be passing through Wiltshire a few Sundays ago I seized the opportunity to take him out for dinner and a long overdue catch-up.

Eating out review- Los Amigos, Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ON A pleasantly hot Thursday evening we ventured into Los Amigos tapas bar, after hearing the sound of flamenco guitar inside.

lunch review- Marlborough Deli

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

During a hectic jazz festival my sister and I took a break from the music and enjoyed a bit to eat at The Marlborough Delicatessen.

The George, Sandy Lane, near Chippenham, SN15 2PX . Tel: 01380 850403, web: www.thegeorgesandylane.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

My husband and I were warmly welcomed when we visited The George Inn at Sandy Lane to see how the pub is faring after its change of ownership.

Foresters Arms, Goose Street, Beckington. Tel: 01373 830864.

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A last-minute decision for a midweek meal out proved to be a great choice.

The Carpenters Arms, Church Street, Lacock, SN15 2LB. Tel: 01249 730203

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Lacock has always been one of my family’s favourite places, so a wander round the streets and a spot of lunch seemed the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.

Prezzo, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge. Phone: 01225 754569. Web: www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/ restaurant/trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

With some time to spare before England’s first World Cup group game against Italy, what better place to go for a meal than the recently opened Italian restaurant Prezzo.

The Barge, Honeystreet, Pewsey. Tel: (01672) 851705. Web: www.the-barge-inn.com

This Is Wiltshire: The Barge’s traditional frontage hides a smart interior with rock chic appeal

7:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

The more things change, the more they stay the same. So the saying goes and, not having visited the Barge for nigh on 15 years, I wondered how it might have changed in that time.

Patisserie Valerie, 20 High Street, Bath, BA1 5AJ. Tel 01225 444826. Web: www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/bath-cafe.aspx

This Is Wiltshire: Patisserie Valerie, 20 High Street, Bath, BA1 5AJ. Tel 01225 444826. Web: www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/bath-cafe.aspx

7:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Lunch on the run when on a shopping trip can be tricky.

The Palm, A4 Bath Road, Froxfield, Marlborough, SN8 3HT. Tel: (01672) 871818. Web: www.thepalmindian.com

This Is Wiltshire: By day The Palm may look nondescript, but at night it shines as brightly as its delicious Indian cuisine

7:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

The last time I ate in this neck of the woods, some ten years ago or more, there used to be a Mexican restaurant and my memory of it was that it was more like a shack.

The Crown, 2 Bathford Hill, Bathford, Bath BA1 7SL. Tel: 01225 852426.

This Is Wiltshire: The spruced-up Crown, in Bathford, is a marked improvement on its old look and makes for a pleasant Saturday night out

7:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

Tucked into the foot of the hill, around the corner from the bottom of Sally in the Woods, this pub will be a familiar landmark to those who make the journey to and from Bath.








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