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Get Away August with the Oxford Concierge


It’s suitcases at the ready this month as we get going on some serious travel plans. No need to worry about navigating the puzzles of red, amber, green – most of these beauties are just hop on and go, courtesy of Ask William.

Fly me, and Fido too

We are now offering private jet travel from London Oxford Airport to destinations here and abroad. And if the prospect of stress free, no queues, completely bespoke travelling is not fabulous enough, you can also take your pooch with you in the cabin! Talk to us about arranging a quote for you soon. We can add airport transfers to and from your home in a chauffeur driven, state of the art Mercedes. Now don’t say we never spoil you -

The Ask William hotel booking service

We are delighted to bring you our new hotel booking service at no extra charge to you. After months of visiting, inspecting and making friends with some of the country’s most fabulous hotels, we are now taking the hard work and uncertainty out of finding you the best rooms and making sure your personal requirements are met. We’ll be spotlighting some of our favourites over the coming months. Class acts like the Randolph in Oxford, London’s Kensington Doyle and South Lodge in Surrey. But for now, if you are thinking of booking a hotel anywhere, call us first. We will do our very best to open all the right doors and make your stay super-special -

Head for the hills, royal style

Embark on a grand Highland fling with Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train. This divinely decadent train, made up of ten mahogany-clad sleeper cars will transport you on two, three, and four-night journeys through the Scottish Highlands. Carefully curated excursions will see you sipping the finest whiskies, visiting castles and grand country estates, hiking over hills and trying your hand at clay-pigeon shooting and fishing. We’ve teamed up with the beautiful Belmond folk to bring you two complimentary nights (woo hoo!) at Edinburgh's The Balmoral hotel and a treatment in the train's on-board spa if you travel this August or early September -


Tue 4 Jan 2022

Good Eats and Cheat Sheet Meats

Busting the Bilge with BOSH!

With our Optimism issue coinciding with Veganuary, there could be no better time to speak with bestselling authors and the UK’s biggest vegan brand BOSH!; Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. Ahead of the release of their ultimate money-saving plant-based cookbook  BOSH! On A Budget, Eloise Lonsdale zoomed them to talk budgeting, Oxford eats and their dream kitchen guests. 

Tue 4 Jan 2022

James Haskell

Unreconstructed Male

Former rugby union player, author, music producer, podcast personality and 2019 Jungle contestant, James Haskell is clearly a man with fingers in many pies. I got in touch to discuss his second book Ruck Me, I’ve Written Another Book, but couldn’t resist touching on a few clearly controversial topics… 

Thu 2 Dec 2021

100 Noes a Year to Build a Career

Reflecting on a Decade of The Mogford Prize   

It’s not just us here at Fyne Associates who are celebrating a special birthday; in 2022 Oxford’s esteemed and highly acclaimed literary competition – The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing – will celebrate its 10th year. Originally founded by Jeremy Mogford, the entrepreneur and face behind the Oxford Collection, the competition has since opened opportunities for countless emerging writers across the globe.

Mon 1 Nov 2021

Tall Poppies and Fruity Business

In Conversation with Lime Cordiale

Brothers Oliver and Louis Leimbach – otherwise known as Lime Cordiale – caught up with us from their home in New South Wales, Australia ahead of their visit to Oxford’s O2 Academy in January.