The View from the Pond
Should one ever tire of the pond, the river, the gardens, did I mention the spacious carpark? Moving on. When the call comes to see pastures new there are a plethora of options to see more of the stunning surroundings to this rural delight (did I mention how handy it...
The festive season approaches bringing with it the end of a year of global trauma, social change and enforced peace for many as we count down the days until Crimbo; to give it but one of many names. The view from the pond shows The Duck on the Pond gearing up for...
The damson season has brought a lush bounty of the purple gems of early autumn. The village has seen an excellent year for these delicious delights and they are being picked, shared, swapped and processed to bring joy in many forms. Penny has made many jars of purple...
Spring 2020 - Fresh from skiing we had less than a week, a quiet, tense one, before the industry closed in March and we joined many others in enforced seclusion. This caused the postponement of the kitchen refurbishment at the 11th hour as we faced an uncertain...
Gin was developed based on the older Dutch spirit, jenever. Jenever was originally produced by distilling malt wine (moutwijnin in Dutch) to 50% ABV. Because the resulting spirit was not palatable due to the lack of refined distilling techniques, herbs were added to mask the flavour.
Directions; On the A361 – 5 miles south of Banbury and 7 miles north of Chipping Norton.
Wed - Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-8.30pm
Wed - Fri: 12pm-3pm & 6pm - 11pm
Sat: 12pm-2:30pm & 6pm-11pm | Sun: 12pm-5pm