Last Saturday, during a fabulous meal at The Wellington Arms, we discovered Diana Henry. Well that's a bit dramatic. We stumbled across two of her excellent guides to the best gastro pubs in the UK. The fact that they were both signed and featured the not only the pub we were eating in, but also a photo of the table we were dining at made it extra special.
I was planning to buy both of these books, but Cowie got there first and bought them before I got a chance! I've been avidly reading them since they arrived and we're already planning weekend breaks for the early months of 2009. A cosy meal at the Gurnard's Head in Cornwall is already pencilled in! It's all very Royal Well Tavern in Cheltenham which is inspired by the cooking of Simon Hopkinson and Rowley Leigh.
You can find Diana Henry's book Gastro Pub Cookbook and Another Helping by following the links.