Category Archives: Eating out

One place to keep your clothes on while enjoying coffee

Nearly 1,000 years ago a lonely goatherd, no this is not an introduction to The Sound of Music, in Ethiopia noticed that his goats would sometimes go a bit wild, a bit crazy and dance and jump around.  This lonely … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – The Golden Lion Hotel North Allerton

The Golden Lion Hotel in the High Street of Northallerton is an old coaching inn and still has the archway at its front that is tall enough to allow stage coaches through into what was the stable yard at the back of … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Where to stay and eat in Scarborough

Travelodge, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough We handed in the keys to Room 306 at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, declared ourselves as refugees and obtained hospitality asylum directly opposite in the The Travelodge. It is too easy to cliché away … Continue reading

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The Passford House Hotel – leave left, retrieve right

The Passford House Hotel for eating at is one of those rare gems of hospitality that is worth mining for in the lanes and byways of The New Forest. HISTORY The original parts of the building date back as far as … Continue reading

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The Bournemouth Gin Festival 7th May 2016

  I was not quite sure what to expect when we booked tickets for our selves and two friends to go to a ‘Gin Festival’ at The Pavilion in Bournemouth. My previous encounters with gin have been with the standard … Continue reading

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The Tudor House Hotel, Tewkesbury

Tudor House Hotel 51 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BH Date of visit: Night of 28th and 29th April 2016 INTRODUCTION I used to work in the hospitality industry in a very high end restaurant in the Thames Valley. That building … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Thistle Hotel in Poole

Anchor Bar Thistle Hotel The Quay Poole BH15 1HD 19th March 2016 @ 1230 I looked for a venue for four covers that would be easily accessible by my Dad, now 92, and my wife who is vegetarian who does … Continue reading

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