I and my fiancee will be spending several days in the countryside generally NW of London before/after a canal narrowboat trip. Can anyone suggest good chowish places generally in the London-Birmingham-Oxford area? We have heard about Ludlow and are trying to book something there. Would be interested in any price level---just looking for good food commensurate with whatever is the price. Willing to drive just about anywhere in the area.
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
If anyone has boated on the Grand Union, we'd also be pleased to hear your impressions, and any tips for good pubs etc. along the way.