Now Open – The Swan at Hay, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Fully refurbished with entirely new look in the heart of Hay-on-Wye The Swan at Hay works with local companies showcasing the best of Wales Rising star Head Chef Jerry Adam has created seasonal menus using local produce  The Swan at Hay has launched in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, Wales. The hotel underwent a complete refurbishment…

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Castle Discovery Break at National Trust Bodysgallen Hall

Wales is home to the highest concentration of castles in Europe North Wales offers medieval and UNESCO World Heritage castles Bodysgallen Hall is located in over 200 acres of National Trust gardens 2017 Garden tour dates at Bodysgallen Hall with head gardener Special breaks at Bodysgallen Hall include entry to a selection of castles  …

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Sip your way around the world at the UK’s wine hotel

Award-winning Sommelier Romain Bourger offers wine regions to watch this year Paired dishes by award-winning Head Chef Robby Jenks’s Discovery Tasting Menu Wine education with WSET Level 1 and 2 courses throughout the year The Vineyard hotel loves wine! Sir Peter Michael, the owner of the hotel, founded The Peter Michael Winery in 1982 on…

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Hampton Manor is firmly on the 2017 Menu

Family-run Hampton Manor awarded first Michelin Star, new Welcome and Service Award and fourth AA Rosette Nestled on the outskirts of Birmingham, independent Hampton Manor is redefining both the restaurant and hotel experience Single-batch teas from artisan growers, biodynamic wines and ingredients foraged from the 45 acres define Hampton Manor’s approach to innovation 15 individually…

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Countdown to Hay-on-Wye’s New Hotel – Launching February 2017

“Give me books, fruit, wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know” John Keats, British Poet The Swan at Hay is set to open following a complete refurbishment in February. The grade II listed Georgian building and former coaching inn will launch with 19 bedrooms,…

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Look Up and Look Down at Llangoed Hall with Stargazing and Sustainability

Llangoed Hall has been granted International Dark Sky Reserve Status Kitchen gardens at Llangoed Hall deliver between 45% and 95% of fruit/vegetables The Good Food Guide 2017 recognised Llangoed Hall as one of the Top 50 in the UK Local welsh produce inspires seasonal menus including Vegetarian tasting menu Llangoed Hall is nestled in seventeen…

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Essaouira in 2017

Still relatively undiscovered, retaining its charm and not taken over by tourism Explore a laid-back medina and unspoilt coast with year-round sunshine Direct flights from London and easy coach connections from Marrakech Le Jardin des Douars is Essaouira’s leading independent hotel The laid-back vibe of Essaouira with year-round sunshine, means a holiday here will tick…

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A Taste of Morocco on the Coast in Essaouira

Fresh fish available throughout this coastal cosmopolitan destination More than just tajine and couscous, the fish grills and fish souq in Essaouira sit alongside many markets across the medina filled with fresh produce Le Jardin des Douars is open daily for lunches on the terrace and dinner in two restaurants, one for couples only Essaouira is…

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