In 2016, as we threw around name possibilities for our new business, we kept in mind our “English at heart with a Southern soul (& a French twist!)” theme. The timing of that search happened to coincide, as so many wonderful things do, with a trip back to England with dear friends and fellow Anglophiles.
Among many things English, we love the pub culture: the décor, the food, the coziness of it all, and how it truly is an extension of home and family.
We were fortunate to eat at many such establishments (and to be a fly on the wall in one tiny village’s pub, but that’s another story!) Some favorites were Sheep on Sheep Street (@thesheepstow) and The King’s Arms, both in Stow on the Wold. And in London, we dined outdoors at a lovely pub in the shadow of the clipper ship The Cutty Sark in Greenwich called The Gipsy Moth (@thegipsymoth), where an excellent Sunday roast is served!
And we mustn’t forget the historic Oxford pubs we had the pleasure of patronizing: The Turf Tavern (@turf_tavern), The Eagle and the Child, and The Head of the River, where we stayed overnight in a very comfy room!