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Britain's Best Gourmet Hotels

There are still some countries in Europe where dining rooms hide the fact that they are part of a hotel. It's taken the Italians in particular decades to accept that one can dine well in a hotel. Even so they usually still gi...

The Best British Pubs with Rooms

Not long ago taking a room over a pub was what the traveller did if there were no hotel or boarding house nearby. In the twenty-first century however the British pub with rooms has taken off as a place to stay. The transforma...

10 of the Best New Year's Eve Hotels

Let's face it, New Year's Eve can be a terrible let down if you haven't arranged something special. Soggy mince pies at the neighbour's, anyone? Treat yourself to a great start to 2018 with a New Year's Eve getaway at a luxur...

Top 10 Edinburgh Restaurants

It's festival time! No, not the ones where you watch Coldplay from two miles away in the drizzle wearing your wellies and eating a £9.50 bag of chips. We mean the Edinburgh Festival, where artists, singers, comedians, actors...

Top 10 Riverside Hotels

There is something about water – lakes, lochs, rivers, and the sea itself - that answers a very deep need in us all. We are drawn to it. We want to swim in it , sail across it or just walk alongside it listening to the sounds...

Dog friendly accommodation this summer

We are a nation of dog lovers so it makes sense that we would want to take our faithful Fidos on holiday with us. This is something the hotel industry is more than aware of and enlightened managers now positively welcome pooc...

10 Best Family Friendly Gastropubs

The days when the kids had to sit outside a pub with a lemonade and a packet of crisps are well and truly over. The gastropub revolution, spawned by David Eyre and Mike Belben at The Eagle in Clerkenwell in 1991 has become a...

10 of the Best Hotels for Champagne by the Glass

Champagne has been drunk in this country for centuries but the idea of buying it by the glass really only took off with the rise of the cocktail bar in Britain's hotels. Suddenly rather than purchasing a whole bottle, it was...

Britain's Finest restaurants for Valentine's day

You have to be careful when selecting a restaurant for a romantic occasion like Valentine's Day. Yes, the food has to be great, but the surroundings, style of service, location and clientele attain even more importance than u...

Ten of the best game restaurants

Ask most chefs and they'll tell you autumn is their favourite time of year. Native oysters are back in season, the woods are full of wild mushrooms but most importantly it's game season. Grouse might have been available since...

Ten of the Best Japanese Restaurants

Although there have been high quality Japanese restaurants in London since the 70's, it wasn't until Yo! Sushi opened its first branch in 1997 and brought the cuisine to the high street that it really began to capture the Bri...

Ten Top Cornish Restaurants without a Sea View

You don't have to search hard to find a Cornish restaurant with a cracking sea view; but while many are worth the visit, a fair few dish up less than average grub at above average prices, relying solely on their setting to pu...

10 places to visit for the perfect weekend in Bristol

I'm a West country girl and grew up just 40 minutes from Bristol. Bristol has always been close to my heart. It has friendly, enthusiastic locals and a vibrant strip of bars and cafés along the Waterfront, by the River Avon....

Ten Top Restaurants with Early Bird Specials

If you love eating out at the best restaurants in Britain but are often put off by the price tag than these are the restaurants for you! Early bird eating not only means great value but you can also escape the queues and chao...

Ten of the Best Gastronomic Restaurants

Britain's culinary landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Although London remains the country's food epicentre, you'll now find equally exciting and innovative cooking further afield. Gastronomic rest...

10 of the Best Restaurants with Extensive Wine Lists

Robert Louis Stephenson described wine as “bottled poetry”, and there are many occasions when you want to indulge in some fine wine to accompany your meal. Only a few restaurants have the inclination and resources to invest...

Ten Gourmet Golf Breaks

From the game's earliest days golf has been as much to do with food and drink as it has been about the game. Scarce wonder then that the victorious professional golfer at the Open championship walks off with a claret jug. And...

Ten Eateries in the South East with Country Walks

Country walks aren't just for dog walkers and ramblers; a good old stomp through the countryside ought to be a staple in everyone's life – especially on Sundays. The South East is awash with great places to explore, from coas...

Ten of the Best Restaurants for a Christmas Catch up with Friends

Stop! Step away from that tree and abandon those shopping bags, for now t'is the season to be merry. In just a few sleeps you will find you have lost your home to Santa, your mind to the children and your arm inside a turkey....

Ten Michelin Star Restaurants an Hour from London

For those wanting culinary sophistication but in a country setting, a short train ride or car journey can bring you to some superb establishments within an hour or so from London. All the restaurants below combine pretty coun...

The Top Ten Restaurants to Take the Kids

There's nothing worse that walking into your hotel's restaurant with the kids in tow and realising you have brought along some very unwanted guests. But it doesn't have to be that way. Britain's hoteliers are wising up to the...

Ten Perfect Restaurants for Wine Lovers

A well chosen bottle of wine can lift a great meal to a truly memorable one. A good wine list can be one that is so extensive it runs to several volumes or a much shorter document that contains a range of well chosen, interes...

Ten Hotel Breaks for Stressed Parents

You did it! You made it through the summer! Weeks of hectic theme parks, noisy cinemas and family jaunts. Yes, the summer holidays are over. Autumn is here, the young kids back at school the older ‘kids' are back at universit...

London's Ten Restaurants with the Hottest Chefs

Since the late 80s, London has been growing in stature as a global dining destination. Now, it's unquestionably one of the most exciting cities to eat out in on the planet and the capital's chefs are some of the most technica...

Ten 'Gold Medal' Places to Escape the Olympics

Yes, it's the moment we've all been waiting for; the Olympics are coming to London. But as the excitement builds a quarter of Londoners are frantically planning to escape the capital in search of rest and relaxation. So if th...

The Top Ten Hotels for a Stylish but Intimate Wedding Venue

Your wedding reception is a wonderful time for celebration when you greet and entertain your friends and family for the first time as Mr and Mrs. So, the venue you choose needs to reflect your personalities, aspirations and w...

The Ten Best Restaurants for an Overnight Stay

The enjoyment of a great meal out with a few glasses of wine can be immeasurably increased by delaying the journey home by a night or two. No worrying about catching the last train home, or being the designated driver. Break...

The Top Ten Destinations for the Business Incentive

Not so long ago, employers argued that keeping your job was reward enough. Some might have given their top salesperson a bottle of champagne on Friday evening, or sent the employee of the month to a local restaurant for dinne...

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