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Handpicked by us

Pubs, restaurants, cafes, tours, tastings and more - tuck in!

The best places I've found around the UK to enjoy some wonderful grub and great drinks. All handpicked by me and worthy of a thick slice of your weekend. Nom nom.



£130pn
Quiet & Rural

Gorgeous Oxfordshire Pub With Rooms: The Crown Inn, Church Enstone

The Crown In at Church Enstone is a true gem. This Chipping Norton pub with rooms is cosy and comfortable. Expect a hearty menu and a lovely welcome!

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£125pp
Funky Bar & Distillery

Bone Idyll Gin: Super-Sexy Gin Experience London (for Adventurous Spirits)

A kick-ass gin experience London! Make a bespoke 700ml bottle of gin, includes welcome drink, 3 Bone Idyll gin tasters and cocktail. Great for hen weekends!

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£25pp
Quirky & Fun

This Brilliant Liquid London Pub & Ale House Tour Will Raise Your Spirits!

Following in the footsteps of Shakespeare and Dickens trying out some of London's oldest pubs, tavern, back street boozers and Victorian gin palaces! £25pp

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From £80pn
Luxury & Award-Winning

Luxury Gastro Escape: Harcourt Arms Stanton, Near Whitney

Check in to the Harcourt Arms Whitney and you won't want to leave. 400 years of history, 2 AA Rosettes, a giant welcome, dog-friendly and gorgeous rooms!

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From £130pn
Sustainable & Sublime

The Royal Oak, Ramsden: A magical 17th-century inn where community comes first

The Royal Oak is everything you could wish for in a pub. Super-cosy with history oozing from every exposed beam, plus there are five delightful rooms to call yours for a couple of nights.

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Tasting Menu £110pp
Award-Winning Fine Dining

Culinary Sex on Rails! Hop Aboard The Station Kitchen West Bay

Sexy interiors, class-act cocktails and food that's off the rails. Yup, the Station Kitchen West Bay is one taste journey you won't forget!

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From £150pp & £118pn
Great Girls' Weekend

Sweet Wanderlust: Chocolate-Making Short Breaks West Sussex

A super-sweet weekend break in West Sussex. Chocolate making by day, chill in a beautiful cottage or shepherd's hut at night. Heated swimming pool.

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From £130pn
Muddy Dog-Friendly

Pubs with rooms: The Merry Harriers Pub, Hambledon

A big-hearted, dog-friendly pub in the Surrey Hills with comfy rooms, llama trekking, gin tasting and even a hygge experience! From £130pn

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Inside & Outside Seating
WORLD FAMOUS

7a Fairford: THE number one brownie destination in the Cotswolds

Brownie heaven in the cosiest of Cotswolds’ cafes – need we say more?! Take a wonder through the historic market town of Fairford and you’ll find a humble little café just waiting to welcome you through its doors – 7a Coffee Shop. Owned and run by husband-and-wife team, Simon and…

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From £155pn
Pubs with Rooms

Hip, hot, happening: The Old Stocks, Stow-on-the-Wold

A traditional Cotswold hotel with dreamy rooms, fabulous food and a devilish personality - all at the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold

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From £90pn
Dog-Friendly

Pubs with rooms: The Riverside at Aymestrey

Sat next to the sparkling River Lugg in Herefordshire, the Riverside at Aymestery has cracked the code when it comes to superb food, exceptional service and a warm Herefordshire welcome.

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From £160pn
16th Century Inn

Pubs with rooms: The New Inn, St Owen's Cross

Wonky walls, exposed timbers, beautiful rooms, The New Inn at St Owen's Cross is more than just a spruced up gastropub.

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From £125pn
QURIKY & CHIC

The Distillery: London's first gin hotel and finest gin experience

There are many quirky London hotels, but this one: The Distillery at 186 Portobello Road, has gin on tap, in the rooms and everywhere you look!

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From £18
TIPPLE O'CLOCK

Fall shed over heels for Shed 1 Gin’s tastings and gin experiences

Perfectly positioned on the outskirts of Ulverston in the Lake District, Shed 1 Gin is known for its bold flavours, use of locally sourced ingredients, and unique gin experiences.

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From £45pp
Guided walks and events

Walk on the wild side with a tour from the Cotswold Forager

Bring the great outdoors into your kitchen with a workshop, tour or multi-day experience from the Cotswold Forager. Walks, workshops & events.

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£65pp
A Culinary Delight

Delicious Bath walking food tours that'll make your mouth water!

Food tours in Bath. Passionate, local food guides. The best independent tea-houses, expert cheesemongers, award-winning bakeries. 3hr tours. From £40pp.

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The Place to Be

The Potting Shed: Fabulous al fresco cocktail bar in Dorset from Dark Bear

We’re digging The Potting Shed - the latest outdoor pop-up from the award-winning Dark Bear, Bridport, that specialises in rum-based cocktails.

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From £15pp
Tried & Tested

White Castle Vineyard: Corking Welsh vineyard tours and award-winning tipples

Head to Monmouthshire to visit White Castle Vineyard, an award-winning vineyard in Wales with tours that are a real corker.

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From £35pp
For Naughty Hens

Cheeky and fabulous: hen party afternoon 'tease'

2-hour hen party afternoon tea with a very cheeky twist: buff butlers wearing nothing but an apron and bow tie. Fully mobile. Nationwide. From £35pp.

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From £35pp
Girls Night In

The cocktail making hen party that comes to you, at home or away

Hold on to your feathers, hens. Because you’re about to enjoy 90-minutes of pure mixology brilliance, whether you’re at home to celebrate the bride-to-be or staying somewhere special in the UK. With a handsome cocktail expert by your side (yes, you can request a male bartender who’s easy on the…

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From £20
Weekend At Home

Cocktail box delivery UK: Shake up a hell of a party with Home Cocktails!

Whether you're celebrating at home with friends or taking a short break with the girls, Home Cocktails is a fabulous cocktail box delivery service that's set to make your plans fizz

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Dog-friendly
Brunch Favourite

The Secret Garden Cafe is an Oasis in Cardiff. Just don't tell Everyone!

Next to the River Taff in Bute Park, The Secret Garden Cafe in Cardiff is a pretty city-centre café and a blissful retreat from the bustling city nearby.

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From £110
For Gin Lovers

Make Your Own Fabulous Gin in the Welsh Countryside with Silver Circle Distillery

Viva Welsh gin! Nestled in the Wye Valley, the Silver Circle Distillery is a family-run affair with an incredible gin-making experience that's sure to steal any gin lover’s heart. 

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From £34pp
Girly Treat

Dreamy and Award-Winning High Tea at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

The Angel Hotel in the quaint market town of Abergavenny is one of only 9 hotels in the UK to receive the prestigious ‘Award of Excellence’ from the UK Tea Guild. Aka: the Oscar of the tea world!

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From £55pp
Unique Dining

Fabulous Cotswolds' Fine Dining in Outdoor Glass Houses

The Scenic Supper is probably one of the best - and most unusual - restaurants in the Cotswolds. Expect a la carte dining in outdoor glass houses that'll leave you hungry for more!

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Perfect for Autumn
Unique & Unusual

Hit the open road with Chiltern Trike Tours for a gin and beer adventure!

See the best of the Chilterns and sample the local beer and gin, thanks to the brilliant and brightly-coloured Chiltern Trike Tours.

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Online Fun
ONLINE & IN-PERSON

These Breadmaking Classes Transform you into a Master Baker in your Own Home

Raise your sourdough game and power up your pizza making with these fabulous breadmaking classes delivered either in-person in the Cotswolds or online, wherever you are in the UK!

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Locals' Favourite

Hop In Beer, Gin and Tapas House, Brecon

Hop into this new beer and gin house which has just opened the tradional pubs in Brecon. Over 50 craft beers and 20 specialist gins! Covid-secure.

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Quirky Cafe

Beach Side Cornish Cafe with a Curious History

What used to be the public toilet block has been transformed into a trendy cafe serving some of the best coffee and food concoctions in Mawgan Porth!

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new
Unusual Cafe

Delicious Food Served in a Beautiful Former Cotswolds' Prison

The Old Prison cafe serves up brilliant food in one of the most quirky Cotswold settings: a 18th-century House of Correction - and you can even see the prison cells.

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new
Superb Deli

Dinner with a To-Die-For View in Scotland

What used to be just a family farm has been transformed over the years to become a cafe, deli, and shop that's loved by visitors from all over Scotland.

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new
1940s Cafe

Go Back In Time At This Quirky Tea Room

Step back in time with The Fourteas Tea Room - a quirky, cosy cafe that's fox-trotted straight out of the 1940s!

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From £27pp
Gin Experience

Cheers to the Best Gin Cupboard in the UK!

What started life as a small gin shelf at a Cotswolds' pub is now a gin-lovers heaven with hundreds of gins to try!

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From £60 PP
Heart of the Cotswolds

Comfort food and cake: fabulous cookery classes in a beautiful Cotswolds' home

Spend a day creating delicious food in a beautiful Cotswolds' home, bonding with friends over a mixing bowl.

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Gastro Pub

Where the A-Listers Dine in the Cotswolds

A 17th century coaching inn that's a foody destination in the Cotswolds and where the local celebrities like to drink.

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new
Waffle House

Go on, be naughty at this Cirencester waffle emporium

Small independent waffle house serves all manner of home-cooked, home-made waffles stacked with very naughty toppings!

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