It's been a looong week and what with all of the extra snow dumps this Winter, it's felt like Spring is really taking its time to arrive.... So we thought we'd reccomend a few things to do this weekend or book now to look forward to!

Chastleton Manor National Trust House & Garden

A 400 year plus house and garden that is like stepping back in time. The house and garden are open this Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm. It's a stunning example of early 17th century architecture with a Jacobean garden including a 400 year old tree and beautiful topiary. It's a house bursting with history too, with links to the Jacobite Rebellion, the Gunpowder Plot and as the home of croquet! Near Moreton in Marsh.

It's also Cogges Manor Farm opening weekend too, another fab National Trust property in Oxfordshire. Pop along between 10am-5pm this weekend where you can feed the rabbits & pigs, see cooking demonstrations and wander round the house & garden. OX28 3LA

But if you want to make the most of St Patricks Day then come to the pub. We've got live music this evening from two bands and during the day we've got some lovely special Irish lamb stew on the menu and the stout will be flowing through the Six Nations finale! See details below.

And finally, how about booking tickets to have something amazing to look forward to? Blenheim Palace are running some amazing gigs in the ground this Summer and what a backdrop!? With the palace just round the corner from us, why not book some tickets and have a night away with us?

Nile Rodgers & Chic plus Soul II Soul - 14th June

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 15th June

Elvis Costello & The Waterboys - 16th June

More info & tickets here