Category Archives: Restaurants

Gastro dog-friendly pub in Hampstead

The Freemason’s Arms  Whenever I go to Hampstead to meet friends we invariably end up at the Freemason’s Arms on the south side of the Heath. The big plus for me and lots of others who frequent the gastro-pub is … Continue reading

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Atmospheric hotel in Pretty Village of Dunster

The dog-friendly Luttrell Arms in Dunster, Somerset one of the oldest post-houses in Britain, occupies the site of three ancient houses. Recorded in 1443, two of them were at that time conveyed to Richard Luttrell, who already held the other. … Continue reading

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Little Venice Dog-friendly Cafe in Garden Centre

Dog-friendly Quince Tree Café at Clifton Nurseries The Quince Tree Café, hidden away in an otherwise residential area bordering on Little Venice, is where you are likely to find many of the locals. Walk down a passage way where on … Continue reading

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Stylish 3* Hotel in Champagne

Le Marius Hotel I enjoy hotels that have character and the stylish family run hotel Le Marius at Ricey Bas in the Champagne region fits the bill. On the Burgundy border, in a small village the 16th century Le Marius … Continue reading

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Dog-friendly Pub the Owl in Lovely Setting

Discovered a lovely pet friendly pub in Loughton. The Owl looks out on a paddock with horses. There are table and chairs outside and an area with swings and an assortment of things for children to play on. Inside there … Continue reading

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Trendy Ghent Restaurant

Prominently positioned on the bank of the River Leie in the historic centre of Ghent, The Belga Queen Restaurant doesn’t look anything special from the outside apart from lots of tables and chairs with, on closer inspection, a stand filled … Continue reading

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Great value stay at stylish boutique hotel in the Northern Cape

The African Vineyard guesthouse just outside Upington is the ideal spot for discovering the Northern Cape of South Africa. Surrounded by vineyards on an island in the middle of the Orange River the ten, soon to be twelve-bedroom stylish boutique … Continue reading

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Liege’s Historic Five Star Hotel

Belgium’s Crowne Plaza, Liège The 126-bedroom dog-friendly Crowne Plaza Liege is the city’s only five star hotel. The hotel incorporates two former town houses from the 16th century the Selys Longchamps, and the Comtes de Mean on the Mont Saint-Martin. … Continue reading

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I Won a Competition – Dinner at a Michelin star restaurant

Someone has to win! Do you ever bother to enter competitions? Usually people don’t. Well I won dinner for two at Michelin star restaurant Murano By Angela Hartnett’s in London’s Mayfair. The three course Italian menu plus canapés had wines … Continue reading

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Stately, dog-friendly, splendour in Truro

Hidden away, but only minutes from the town’s centre, the 34 bedroom Alverton Hotel in Truro is impressive to say the least. The east wing was built as Alverton Manor in 1830, and later became a nunnery. A chapel, now … Continue reading

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