The Feathered Nest Country Inn Restaurant Pub Amazing View Cotswold Outdoor Dining Gastropub

The Feathered Nest Country Inn – Gastropub with an enviable view of Cotswold, England

You will struggle to find a better spot than the panoramic view of the rolling hills of Cotswold from The Feathered Nest Country Inn. Enjoy it while indulging in crispy buttermilk chicken or tender lamb chunks washed down with a glass of wine. You will need to be patient with the service, but there is no rush to go anywhere while you are here. Continue reading The Feathered Nest Country Inn – Gastropub with an enviable view of Cotswold, England

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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Family and Dog Friendly Day Out in Cotswold, England

Spending summer days in the Cotswold is one of life’s great pleasures and one of our favourite things to do whilst there; especially with our children and dog, is to go for a picnic, indulging in wholesome clotted cream and strawberry jam-packed scones amongst 160 acres of open greenery and surrounded by wildlife like rhino, zebra, giraffe, ostrich and many other amazing animals. What is … Continue reading Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Family and Dog Friendly Day Out in Cotswold, England

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Porto Restaurant – Modern British Dining in Windermere, Lake District, England

Porto in Bowness-on-Windermere serves beautiful and delicious British dishes. Chef Slav Miskiewicz creatively use a range of ingredients to deliver broad spectrum of flavours for a fulfilling dining experience. Service is friendly but lacks finesse. If you are here on a sunny day, book a table on the roof terrace or the one-and-only balcony seat for a unique experience.  Continue reading Porto Restaurant – Modern British Dining in Windermere, Lake District, England

Great Fosters Luxury Country Home Weekend Retreat Central London Hotel Review

Great Fosters – Kids & Dog Friendly Spacious Super King Suite

Disclaimer: For your convenience, we have included affiliate links to items which we have found useful. We will receive a commissions from the seller if you purchase through these links. Great Fosters is an exclusive hotel housed in a 16th century, Grade I listed Tudor mansion that sits majestically overlooking 50 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Click here for our review on Great Fosters … Continue reading Great Fosters – Kids & Dog Friendly Spacious Super King Suite

Great Fosters Luxury Country Home Weekend Retreat Central London Hotel Review

Great Fosters – Luxury retreat in acres of greenery in Egham, Surrey

This exclusive hotel is housed in a 16th century, Grade I listed Tudor mansion that sits majestically overlooking 50 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Great Fosters is the latest addition to Alexander Hotels group, a small 5 property chain which is also a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). How do I get there? A 40 min train journey on … Continue reading Great Fosters – Luxury retreat in acres of greenery in Egham, Surrey

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A day out in London at the Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens

The corner of London once nicknamed the “Albertopolis” is one of the most beautiful part of London. Now more commonly known as South Kensington, it is steep in history as home to the royal palace for most of the 18th century and where Queen Victoria spent her formative years. It is an art, science and cultural hub with iconic institutions like Victoria & Albert Museum, … Continue reading A day out in London at the Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens

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Holiday in London – Itinerary & Travel Tips

London is a real life museum with a rich history and culture. It is cosmopolitan, proud, flamboyant, open but at the same time conservative, reserved and subtle. We wanted to put together an itinerary and travel tips from a Londoner’s perspective for someone who is visiting London for the first time. An itinerary that is practical and enjoyable. One that captures the spirit, the history … Continue reading Holiday in London – Itinerary & Travel Tips

The Cambridge Chop House

3 hours before we were due to arrive in Cambridge, we suddenly remembered that being a Saturday evening, we should probably book a table for dinner. Having not done any research or having very good internet connection we tasked the concierge at our hotel (The University Arms) to help out. Only too willing to oblige and after a quick search (on the good old internet) … Continue reading The Cambridge Chop House

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University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

It is a luxury to have a porte cochere or a drive-through archway, for a city centre hotel, but that’s what University Arms in Cambridge is all about. This hotel reopened its door in 2018, after a £80m renovation led by Queen’s architect, John Simpson and Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. It is now part of the Autograph Collection – the luxury boutique hotels arm … Continue reading University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

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Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London

I went to Rick Stein in Barnes on a bright winter afternoon recently. It is the London outpost of the globally recognised TV celebrity chef from seaside Padstow in Cornwall. Rick is best known for his genuine and authentic love of seafood and global flavours. These values come through clearly in the restaurant. It is classy, neat, clean-cut and charming place. Deliberately kept simple to … Continue reading Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London