Taverns & Pubs in Shakespeare’s England

To Feast or Not To Feast that is the question. Or is it really when it comes to celebrating the world’s greatest playwright? From his early comedies and histories to his Sonnets and popular tragedies, the “Matchless Bard” has enthralled the literary civilisation for over four centuries. Ben Johnson has most precisely described him as,…

Review: Most picturesque pub in Oxford – The Perch Inn

The journey was well worth it! Have you read any of the quotes on destination? Don't they always conclude with the emphasis on the journey instead? My journey toward The Perch Inn - a cottage pub somewhere on the unfamiliar Binsey Lane in Oxford had me recall every quote I had come across, perhaps owing…

Review: Historic Townhouse Hotel in Oxford

There I was eagerly planning my trip to Oxford, a town that has bred the world’s best innovators, philosophers, authors and home to some of the best rowers in Britain. As soon as the plans were being formalised, my head began swimming in the literary ocean of quotes from Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. Happy…