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  • Painting raises funds for Hospital ward

    We were pleased to hear from Don MacDougal last month regarding a painting that featured in a previous issue of the Magazine… ‘Many thanks to all the staff and visitors at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The Mad Hatters Tea Party picture, featured in Four Shires in September,...
  • The Angel, Burford voted Best Pub in the Cotswolds three years running

    The Cotswolds Awards 2017 have awarded The Angel, Burford the award of Best Pub in the Cotswolds 2017. This makes it three years running for the Angel, a Hook Norton Brewery pub nestled in the heart of Burford. Run by Terence King and Gemma Finch the Angel fought off...
  • DECEMBER ISSUE IS OUT NOW!

    We are delighted to announce that the December issue of the Four Shires Magazine is out now! Between the covers this month you will find a festoon of festivity as we celebrate all things Christmas in the Four Shires area. Our feature offers up a wonderful selection of nibbles...
  • Gary Barlow to perform in Oxfordshire

    Superstar singer-songwriter Gary Barlow is the first artist announced for next year’s Nocturne Live concert series, which returns to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from June 14th to 17th 2018. Closing the event on Sunday 17th June, Barlow will perform music from across his varied back catalogue including a selection...
  • Sulgrave Advent Calendar

    This will be the 4th year that Sulgrave village will be celebrating early for Christmas.  25 house owners have volunteered a window to create a village advent calendar.  On December 1st at 6.30pm, after a loud countdown, the first window will be “opened”. There has been no problem in...
  • Ragbag of Riches

    Entertaining and inspiring collection of verse, travel pieces, quotes, humour, wisdom and illustrations captured over five decades. So often after hearing a joke, a pithy turn-of-phrase or beautiful sentiment, we wish to make a note of it to remember and revisit later. For over fifty years, author James Chilton...
  • HOOK NORTON BREWERY OPENS NEW MALTHOUSE KITCHEN

    To service its ever increasing visitor numbers, Hook Norton Brewery has,this month, opened its new Malthouse Kitchen restaurant. Located in the original Maltings building, which has been restored back to its original look with red brick walls, ironwork and wooden floors, The Malthouse Kitchen guests can enjoy a café...
  • NEW MAGAZINE OUT NOW

    The November issue of the Four Shires magazine is out now. The new issue is jam packed with fabulous features, pictures and stories to enjoy. Included between the covers this month you will find regular favourites such as Out and About and the ever popular Pictures from the Past....
  • Just published!

    Serena Merton from South Warwickshire chanced upon the site of the grave of her grandfather’s charger Hopit, marked by an elaborate gravestone carved with their battle honours, and was inspired to research their story. This moving book describes their relationship and is the extraordinary story of one man and...
  • HOOK NORTON ACHIEVES GLOBAL APPEAL

    Hook Norton Brewery achieves global appeal with its Red Rye beer voted the World’s Best Speciality Beer at the World Beer Awards 2017. Voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer in round one, the World’s Best Rye Beer in round two, it has now been awarded the ultimate accolade...