Accommodation review: Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon

Accommodation review: Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon

Soar into the Devonshire coast at Soar Mill Cove Soar Mill Cove is a spa hotel near Salcombe, off-grid down a long single track road flanked by tall hedges on either side, and by ‘off grid’ we mean that you won’t pick up a mobile signal with any carrier, and thisRead More…

Tebay Northbound Services, M6, England

Tebay Northbound Services, M6, England

Tebay – The best motorway service station in the UK? Motorway services aren’t known for their prettiness or indeed comfort and welcome.  Usually it’s a quick toilet stop, stretch of  the legs, maybe a sandwich and back to the driving.  Tebay, however, is something different. We stopped here for lunchRead More…

Food Review: Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion, Nr Penzance

Food Review: Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion, Nr Penzance

Lunch with a view at Mount Haven Just a few miles outside of Penzance in Cornwall is Marazion.  It’s a picturesque village with views out to St Michael’s Mount, which is joined to the coast by a narrow causeway.  If you want to see the sights, but in a moreRead More…

Hotel review: Chapel House, Penzance

Hotel review: Chapel House, Penzance

Pray tell, where’s the best place to stay in Penzance? Chapel House is a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the centre of the historic Cornish town of Penzance. Built in 1790, the building has been lovingly restored for use as a boutique hotel with rooms given a modern, functional makeover. There areRead More…

Fun: World Cup Drinking Game

Fun: World Cup Drinking Game

World Cup Drinking Game This is just a bit of fun we thought of whilst watching the World Cup coverage.  The commentators and match pundits are always spouting off some kind of rubbish. 😂  Is there a way of just listening to the crowd instead of the match commentator? 🤔Read More…

Free Pina Colada from Malibu

Free Pina Colada from Malibu

Celebrate Pina Colada Weekend with Malibu If you are lucky enough to stay in England or Wales then there’s a treat for you, a free cocktail to celebrate Pina Colada Day. This year Malibu will be celebrating from Friday 6th July all the way through to Tuesday July 10th. Piña ColadaRead More…

Travel: Discovering the great outdoors in Durham – Day Two

Travel: Discovering the great outdoors in Durham – Day Two

Exploring the Durham countryside After day one in Durham what would be on the agenda today? Well first, of course, is breakfast.  I was still full after steak the night before so just eggs and soldiers for me, and some tea. It was far too soon to pack up andRead More…

Food review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel, Newcastle

Food review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel, Newcastle

Historic hotel restaurant in Newcastle Jesmond Dene House Hotel is a grand city mansion in northeast Newcastle, roughly three miles from the centre, but in 10 minutes, by car, you can be in central Newcastle and yet you could still be persuaded that you’re out in the country as the GradeRead More…

Hotel review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel

Hotel review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel

A country house break in the city Jesmond Dene House is one of only two Newcastle-upon-Tyne hotels listed in the 2017 Michelin guide, and they get a separate entry for their food too (they also have 3 AA rosettes). The mansion house sits beside a wooded area above the Ouseburn riverRead More…

Zetter hotel group to open first hotel outside London

Zetter hotel group to open first hotel outside London

New hotel plans for Manchester The London based Zetter Group are planning to add to their group of hotels known for their quirky style. The new addition will be their first outside of the capital, in the historic London Road fire station in Manchester. Project leaders, Allied London plan includes theRead More…