The nobles in England already started gambling in the Middle Ages. The 20 shillings set as the betting limit per day is equivalent to £2800 today. They played games while having tea and cookies at coffee houses or while having a drink at a local saloon. Gambling, food, and drink have always gone together. Gambling venues People did not have to go to casinos to gamble. Games of craps were played in local bars, and by the end of the 11th century, everybody was taking part. One can imagine farmers taking a break from a cold day selling sheep in the Stow’s market, drinking aRead More →

Unbelievably, there have been studies on the influence of coffee on the brain when gambling. As everybody knows, coffee has caffeine, and people might believe this would count as an immediate plus when gambling and having to be sharp. But apparently, there is more to it than that. When you want to enjoy online gambling late into the night, and there is not much skill involved, like placing some bets on a new bet site, coffee will help you stay awake. For this, we will list drinking coffee as an advantage when gambling because you can stay up later. Cons Studies by the universities ofRead More →

The debate on coffee’s origin roams somewhere between the goat herder, Kaldi, and the Ethiopian plateau, but what is clear is that coffee drinking started in Yemen. But, disregarding its origin, coffee is a globally preferred beverage, and coffee shops stock up on what they believe to be the best coffee beans. Mocha Java Who hasn’t heard of the well-known coffee bean called Mocha Java? But did you know it was a blend that happened by chance? As the creators of coffee, we have to trust the citizens of Yemen to have a good bean, but when the Arabian Mocha mixed with the Indonesian JavaRead More →

Visitors flock to Stow-on-the-Wold for more reasons than Market Square’s farmer’s market despite the town’s terrible weather. Nearby attractions and at least ten cosy cottages make Stow-on-the-Wold an exciting place for a tour down memory lane. St. Edward’s Church The Parish Church of St. Edward is believed to have been built in the 13th century, and its Norman Stonework with medieval origins, with later Victorian renovations, left a beautiful heritage building. Built between two yew trees, the entrance to the church is unique, and Yew trees have quite the reputation themselves with an ability to regenerate from dead trees. Cricket Museum The Cricket Museum inRead More →

At the top of an 800ft hill, 790 feet above sea level, lies an old English town with an exciting trade heritage going back as far as 987AD. The town’s heritage buildings, built with limestone from local quarries, lend to the site’s historic feel. Old Norman Lords recognised the town, translated as ‘holy place on a hill’, as a good location for trade due to the junction of eight roads that includes the Roman Fosse Road. And it was a good call, as the famous market square in Stow-on-the-Wold would trade in up to 20,000 sheep on market days. The market has been open sinceRead More →

Stow-on-the-Wold is famous for its many cosy coffee shops, lovely cream teas, and various beverages. The New England Coffee House gets many reviews, and travellers cannot get enough of the charm, and of course the scones with cream, of Stow-in-the-Wold’s coffee shops. Huffkins From the exterior to the interior, the beautiful Huffkins is a gem in the middle of the market square. Apart from the gifts, diners can buy freshly baked produce from the bakery, luxury food gifts, and artisan coffees and teas. There is also free Wi-Fi. Coach House Coffee The coffee shop is set over three floors, and the interior of the shopRead More →