For a good meal I reckon it’s worth an hour’s driving to satisfy your tummy.

Just about an hour from my front door is the Crab and Boar at Chieveley and I’ve never had a bad meal in the more than ten years I’ve been going.

The ownership has changed a couple of times but if anything the quality has gone up.

And that is rare. When a favourite place switches ownership, standards tend to drop. I have plenty of examples.

The Crab is perhaps a little expensive for some but then quality never came cheap.

While it’s not in the Cotswolds it is close to the Berkshire Downs and the drive to the venue is a delight, irrespective of the season.

Should you wish to stay the night as well then book yourself a room as well.