Category Archives: Desserts

Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises and other useful Information

“The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises.” The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub is now available to purchase as an ebook through for $5.99 or UK equivalent approximately £4.30, depending on the exchange rate. In addition you can read some the book by clicking on the Link below,… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 5

 If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link Buying a Country Pub, Part 5 One of my regular locals owned a Guest House a mile up the valley from the Pub. He had semi retired from Leicester, moving down to Exmoor with a fairly recent Wife. She seemed determined… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4 The alterations were duly completed, with nicotine stained beams being erected everywhere and plaster work painted nicotine white to give that aged look. I actually found a beam with an old date carved into it which I put in a secondary position to make it look genuine rather than… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3 We had been warned about Dicks’ habit of drinking after hours and we duly fell by the wayside and joined our predecessors in long nights. Dick would bring an assortment of Visitors, Farmers, Horse Dealers, all sorts of people in late at night drinking vast amounts of Manns Brown… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2 Easter came and went, this was an ordeal by fire, the World and his Wife descended on us, we had no concept of what it would be like. If anyone suggests taking over a business before a Bank Holiday to enjoy the benefits, don’t ever do it, it is… Read More »

Caribbean Squidgy Ginger

 Caribbean Squidgy Ginger This is major cholesterol, alcoholic disaster, many years ago it allegedly gave me gout through eating the left over ends in one of our pubs, too often. I now eat it in moderation, with great respect, it is delicious and definitely one of my favourites. Ingredients:- 2 packets of 300g, Ginger Biscuits,… Read More »

Atholl Brose Ice Cream

  Atholl Brose Ice Cream   Fron the Stag’s  Head, Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxon, 01295 780232   1 pint of single cream, 4 egg yolks, 4 oz of caster sugar, 1 vanilla pod, 4 measures of whisky, 1 oz of oatmeal, 2 fluid ozs of runny honey.   Gently heat cream until hot, whisk in… Read More »

Sticky Toffee Pudding with toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream.   From the Vansittart Arms, Vansittart Road, Windsor, Berks 01753 865988 Please note the Publican that gave me this recipe no longer  has this pub, but I hope the present Publican will enjoy the publicity.   Makes 10-12 portions. 250 gms of pitted dates, 250… Read More »