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Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside just a short walk from the village, this 60-acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of plants; ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs. There is now also a café in the Wood Garden which is open during the summer months. Mixbury Road, Evenley, Northants NN13 5SH evenleywoodgarden.co.uk
Evenley Wood Garden
Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside just a short walk from the village, this 60-acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of plants; ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs. There is now also a café in the Wood Garden which is open during the summer months. Mixbury Road, Evenley, Northants NN13 5SH evenleywoodgarden.co.uk
Stowe was created in the 18th century as an idealised version of nature with over 40 monuments and temples set against wooded valley, ornamental lakes and open spaces. It was given to the National Trust in 1989, who have since carried out a widespread restoration programme including the construction of the New Inn visitor centre and café. Buckingham, Bucks MK18 5EH 01280 817 156 nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe
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Stowe
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Stowe was created in the 18th century as an idealised version of nature with over 40 monuments and temples set against wooded valley, ornamental lakes and open spaces. It was given to the National Trust in 1989, who have since carried out a widespread restoration programme including the construction of the New Inn visitor centre and café. Buckingham, Bucks MK18 5EH 01280 817 156 nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe
Home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim not only offers daily tours and exhibitions, but also numerous events throughout the year including concerts, art exhibitions, fun runs, food festivals, horse trials, flowers show, dog shows and Giffords Circus. Woodstock, Oxon OX2 1PX 01993 811 91 blenheimpalace.com
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Blenheim Palace
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Home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim not only offers daily tours and exhibitions, but also numerous events throughout the year including concerts, art exhibitions, fun runs, food festivals, horse trials, flowers show, dog shows and Giffords Circus. Woodstock, Oxon OX2 1PX 01993 811 91 blenheimpalace.com
A spectacular Renaissance-style chateau with daily tours of the manor and gardens as well as the woodland playground to explore. Numerous art exhibitions and events are staged throughout the year, including a great Christmas Fair. There are a number of shops and cafes on site too. Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks HP18 0JH 01296 653 226 waddesdon.org.uk
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Waddesdon Manor
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A spectacular Renaissance-style chateau with daily tours of the manor and gardens as well as the woodland playground to explore. Numerous art exhibitions and events are staged throughout the year, including a great Christmas Fair. There are a number of shops and cafes on site too. Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks HP18 0JH 01296 653 226 waddesdon.org.uk
Home to the Spencer family for over 500 years, the house and gardens are open to the public 1st July-1st September. There is a café and gift shop and various exhibitions during this open period. The Diana: A Celebration exhibition is no longer open. Althorp, Northampton NN7 4HQ 01604 770 107 spencerofalthorp.com
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Althorp Estate
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Home to the Spencer family for over 500 years, the house and gardens are open to the public 1st July-1st September. There is a café and gift shop and various exhibitions during this open period. The Diana: A Celebration exhibition is no longer open. Althorp, Northampton NN7 4HQ 01604 770 107 spencerofalthorp.com
The Roald Dahl Museum is a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl country. Get hands-on in the three galleries, packed with activities perfect for 6-12-year olds and their families. Find out about Roald Dahl's school pranks, peek into the author's original Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl's real-life adventures inspired his stories. The Museum puts your imagination centre-stage to help you and your family create your own swashboggling stories - just like Roald Dahl did. 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AN 01494 892 192 roalddahl.com
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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
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The Roald Dahl Museum is a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl country. Get hands-on in the three galleries, packed with activities perfect for 6-12-year olds and their families. Find out about Roald Dahl's school pranks, peek into the author's original Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl's real-life adventures inspired his stories. The Museum puts your imagination centre-stage to help you and your family create your own swashboggling stories - just like Roald Dahl did. 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AN 01494 892 192 roalddahl.com
Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley Park is now a vibrant attraction with various exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB 01908 640 404 bletchleypark.org.uk
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Bletchley Park
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Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley Park is now a vibrant attraction with various exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB 01908 640 404 bletchleypark.org.uk
Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland, the Park has an amazingly diverse collection of species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Aside from the animals there is also a narrow-gauge railway, an adventure playground including Skymaze, interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides. Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP 01993 823 006 cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
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Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland, the Park has an amazingly diverse collection of species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Aside from the animals there is also a narrow-gauge railway, an adventure playground including Skymaze, interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides. Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP 01993 823 006 cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty ad explore a series of gardens. From the formal Parterre to the statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, there is plenty to see. Don’t miss the 500m of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze and the Storybook Play Den will keep the younger ones entertained too. The main house is now a luxury hotel but tours of the house can be taken on most days. Cliveden Rd, Taplow, Maidenhead, Bucks SL1 8NS 01628 605 069 nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden
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Cliveden House
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Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty ad explore a series of gardens. From the formal Parterre to the statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, there is plenty to see. Don’t miss the 500m of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze and the Storybook Play Den will keep the younger ones entertained too. The main house is now a luxury hotel but tours of the house can be taken on most days. Cliveden Rd, Taplow, Maidenhead, Bucks SL1 8NS 01628 605 069 nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden
8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens together with a quality plant centre, garden shop, gallery, gift shop, museum and tearoom. Waterperry also hosts various musical and arts events throughout the year. Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ 01844 339 254 waterperrygardens.co.uk
Waterperry Gardens
8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens together with a quality plant centre, garden shop, gallery, gift shop, museum and tearoom. Waterperry also hosts various musical and arts events throughout the year. Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ 01844 339 254 waterperrygardens.co.uk
Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. Take a brewery tour, visit the museum, pop into the Malthouse Kitchen Café or just pick up some award-winning Hooky. Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5NY 01608 730 384 hooky.co.uk
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Hook Norton Brewery
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Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. Take a brewery tour, visit the museum, pop into the Malthouse Kitchen Café or just pick up some award-winning Hooky. Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5NY 01608 730 384 hooky.co.uk
Tea room in nearby Farthinghoe often with various farm animals for the children to meet. 01295 711 229 limesfarm.com
Limes Farm
Tea room in nearby Farthinghoe often with various farm animals for the children to meet. 01295 711 229 limesfarm.com
A private members club, so if you are a member of the Soho Group then you’ll know all about this extraordinary place! Great Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 4JS 01608 691 000 sohofarmhouse.com
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Soho Farmhouse
1 Tracey Farm Cottages
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A private members club, so if you are a member of the Soho Group then you’ll know all about this extraordinary place! Great Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 4JS 01608 691 000 sohofarmhouse.com
The birthplace of British motor sport, home to the British Grand Prix and British Superbike Championship, Silverstone offers a range of driving experiences and has recently opened the new Silverstone experience attraction. Silverstone, Northants NN12 8TN 01327 857 271 Tickets: 08704 588 260 silverstone.co.uk
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Silverstone Circuit
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The birthplace of British motor sport, home to the British Grand Prix and British Superbike Championship, Silverstone offers a range of driving experiences and has recently opened the new Silverstone experience attraction. Silverstone, Northants NN12 8TN 01327 857 271 Tickets: 08704 588 260 silverstone.co.uk
Come and watch The Saints........No Tigers allowed, you are deep in Saints territory here!!!!!
Franklin's Gardens
Come and watch The Saints........No Tigers allowed, you are deep in Saints territory here!!!!!
Shopping
With over 200 dealers covering 30,000sqft, the antique cellar is well worth a visit. Even Bargain Hunt has paid a visit! Drayman’s Walk, Brackley, Northants NN13 6BE (Underneath Waitrose) 01280 841 841 brackleyantiquecellar.co.uk
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Brackley Antiques Cellar
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With over 200 dealers covering 30,000sqft, the antique cellar is well worth a visit. Even Bargain Hunt has paid a visit! Drayman’s Walk, Brackley, Northants NN13 6BE (Underneath Waitrose) 01280 841 841 brackleyantiquecellar.co.uk
If you are after antiques and interiors, head over to The Old Flight House. Northampton Road, Weston-On-The-Green, Oxon OX25 3TJ 01869 343 441 theoldflighthouse.co.uk
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The Old Flight House
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If you are after antiques and interiors, head over to The Old Flight House. Northampton Road, Weston-On-The-Green, Oxon OX25 3TJ 01869 343 441 theoldflighthouse.co.uk
Recently extended, Bicester Village now boasts over 160 boutiques from the world’s leading designers. Pringle Drive, Oxon OX26 6WD 01869 323 200 bicestervillage.com
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BICESTER VILLAGE
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Recently extended, Bicester Village now boasts over 160 boutiques from the world’s leading designers. Pringle Drive, Oxon OX26 6WD 01869 323 200 bicestervillage.com
Not just a garden centre…..a destination store, including home décor, furniture, art, clothing, food and a café, all in this fantastic 15-acre store. Shilton Rd, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PA 01993 823 117 burford.co.uk
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Burford Garden Company
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Not just a garden centre…..a destination store, including home décor, furniture, art, clothing, food and a café, all in this fantastic 15-acre store. Shilton Rd, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PA 01993 823 117 burford.co.uk
Farm Shops & Cafes
New farm shop on the outskirts of the village on Bicester Hill. Cloisters Farm, Evenley NN13 5SD 01280 702 964 barnowljerseys.co.uk
Barnowl Jerseys UK
New farm shop on the outskirts of the village on Bicester Hill. Cloisters Farm, Evenley NN13 5SD 01280 702 964 barnowljerseys.co.uk
Café on The Green, serving coffee, savouries, pastries and cakes. There is also a post office and various local gifts, newspapers etc 01280 841 676 forgecoffee.co.uk
Evenley Forge Coffee
23 The Green
Café on The Green, serving coffee, savouries, pastries and cakes. There is also a post office and various local gifts, newspapers etc 01280 841 676 forgecoffee.co.uk
If visiting Stowe, make sure you pay a visit to Boycott Farm Shop. High quality butchery and deli together with The Hayloft Restaurant and Tearooms. You may even get lucky and get to see some piglets on the way in! Welsh Lane, Buckingham, MK18 5DJ 01280 821 286 boycottfarm.co.uk
Boycott Farm Shop
If visiting Stowe, make sure you pay a visit to Boycott Farm Shop. High quality butchery and deli together with The Hayloft Restaurant and Tearooms. You may even get lucky and get to see some piglets on the way in! Welsh Lane, Buckingham, MK18 5DJ 01280 821 286 boycottfarm.co.uk
Fantastic farm shop and loads more including cookery courses, events and a spa too. Daylesford, Nr Kingham, Glos GL56 0YG 01608 731 700 daylesford.com
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Daylesford Kingham, Gloucestershire
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Fantastic farm shop and loads more including cookery courses, events and a spa too. Daylesford, Nr Kingham, Glos GL56 0YG 01608 731 700 daylesford.com
If you are venturing North in the Market Harborough region, pay a little visit to the Farndon Fields farm shop. Farndon Rd, Market Harborough, Leics LE16 9NP 01858 464 838 farndonfields.co.uk
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Farndon Fields Farm Shop
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If you are venturing North in the Market Harborough region, pay a little visit to the Farndon Fields farm shop. Farndon Rd, Market Harborough, Leics LE16 9NP 01858 464 838 farndonfields.co.uk
A café by day and a gin and tapas bar by night. 01280 703 123 thegreenroombrackley.co.uk
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The Green Room
6 Bridge St
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A café by day and a gin and tapas bar by night. 01280 703 123 thegreenroombrackley.co.uk
Award winning foodie café. Be sure to pay a visit to The Old Flight House over the road whilst here. 01869 351 387 themilkshedstore.co.uk
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The Milk Shed
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Award winning foodie café. Be sure to pay a visit to The Old Flight House over the road whilst here. 01869 351 387 themilkshedstore.co.uk
Pampering
Local TLC. Relaxing, Inspiring, Beauty, Hair and Wellness all under one roof. Fulwell, Brackley, Bucks NN13 5JZ 01280 702 816 redbarnretreat.co.uk
Red Barn Retreat
Local TLC. Relaxing, Inspiring, Beauty, Hair and Wellness all under one roof. Fulwell, Brackley, Bucks NN13 5JZ 01280 702 816 redbarnretreat.co.uk
Local Pubs
Our pub on The Green, run by a village family for a number of years now. Serves great food and beer……you can’t eat here and not have an Evenley Schnitzel! 01280 703 469 redlionevenley.co.uk
The Red Lion, Evenley
39 The Green
Our pub on The Green, run by a village family for a number of years now. Serves great food and beer……you can’t eat here and not have an Evenley Schnitzel! 01280 703 469 redlionevenley.co.uk
Cosy, family run pub in nearby Charlton, serving traditional pub food and fresh cask ales. 01295 811 317 theroseandcrowncharlton.co.uk
The Rose & Crown Pub
Cosy, family run pub in nearby Charlton, serving traditional pub food and fresh cask ales. 01295 811 317 theroseandcrowncharlton.co.uk
Charming village pub with 2AA rosettes. The pub/restaurant also offers a chefs table too. In our opinion, the best pub food locally! 01295 812 440 whitehorseks.co.uk
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The White Horse
2 The Square
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Charming village pub with 2AA rosettes. The pub/restaurant also offers a chefs table too. In our opinion, the best pub food locally! 01295 812 440 whitehorseks.co.uk
Pub on the canal side, serving traditional pub food. Popular Sunday lunch spot. 01869 338 288 great-westernarms.co.uk
Great Western Arms
Pub on the canal side, serving traditional pub food. Popular Sunday lunch spot. 01869 338 288 great-westernarms.co.uk
Lovely pub in the Oxford direction serving high quality, locally sourced food from an open kitchen including a wood fired oven. 01865 376 242 thebelloxford.co.uk
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The Bell at Hampton Poyle
11 Oxford Road
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Lovely pub in the Oxford direction serving high quality, locally sourced food from an open kitchen including a wood fired oven. 01865 376 242 thebelloxford.co.uk
The Muddy Duck, Hethe Now only serving food in the pub as the restaurant as the restaurant has been converted to a farm shop. Worth a visit, especially after a lovely walk in Hethe, even if just for a pint. 01869 278 099 themuddyduckpub.co.uk
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The Muddy Duck
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The Muddy Duck, Hethe Now only serving food in the pub as the restaurant as the restaurant has been converted to a farm shop. Worth a visit, especially after a lovely walk in Hethe, even if just for a pint. 01869 278 099 themuddyduckpub.co.uk
Restaurants
Michelin starred restaurant in Murcott. 01865 331 253 nuttreeinn.co.uk
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Nut Tree Inn
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Michelin starred restaurant in Murcott. 01865 331 253 nuttreeinn.co.uk
Yes it’s in Oxford but if it is a pizza you are after the drive is worth it. If you ask our girls, the cheesy garlic bread is the must have at Mamma Mia’s. 01865 514 141 mammamiapizzeria.co.uk
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Mamma Mia Pizzeria Summertown
8 S Parade
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Yes it’s in Oxford but if it is a pizza you are after the drive is worth it. If you ask our girls, the cheesy garlic bread is the must have at Mamma Mia’s. 01865 514 141 mammamiapizzeria.co.uk
A huge menu of Malaysian, Chinese and Singaporean dishes can be found at this modern, sleek Jericho restaurant. 01865 511 188 zhengoxford.co.uk
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Zheng
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A huge menu of Malaysian, Chinese and Singaporean dishes can be found at this modern, sleek Jericho restaurant. 01865 511 188 zhengoxford.co.uk
A buzzy, rustic restaurant serving Szechuan, Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. A firm favourite of a few Evenley villagers. 01865 202 888 sojooxford.co.uk
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Sojo
6-9 Hythe Bridge St
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A buzzy, rustic restaurant serving Szechuan, Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. A firm favourite of a few Evenley villagers. 01865 202 888 sojooxford.co.uk
Highly rated Buckingham curry house. 01280 822 842 buckinghamfort.com
The Buckingham Fort
17 West St
Highly rated Buckingham curry house. 01280 822 842 buckinghamfort.com