The Loch & The Tyne by Adam Handling
“Confident cooking of quality local ingredients” - AA Inspector
OLD WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE
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Despite its location in a charming village only a few miles from the Queen’s Windsor residence, the name of this contemporary pub with rooms is named in honour of Scotland and Newcastle – the two places where the three chef co-owners met. Whether it’s next to the real fire or outside on the covered terrace, enjoy a pre-meal drink as you scan a menu written around what’s currently growing in the kitchen garden and orchard. Sustainability and hyperlocal sourcing is key at The Loch & The Tyne by Adam Handling, the style underpinned by solid technique in the kitchen. Start with a well balanced and beautifully presented dish of accurately timed Orkney scallop teamed with leek and horseradish foam that balanced the natural sweetness of the scallop. Move on to an exquisite dish of salt-aged duck breast covered with spices and served with a potato cake and treacle onions. Simplicity at its best is displayed with a classic tart, its crisp pastry case filled with light custard.
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Credit cards accepted
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Open all year
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About the area
Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.
Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.
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