Guernsey goes gastro: a food adventure in the Channel Islands

‘The best things in life are usually closer than you think,” says Luke Wheadon as he pours a healthy measure of his artisan gin over ice. I’m in Guernsey with my husband to discover some of the island’s new food and drink offerings, and we’re sampling Luke’s “gin experience” in the cellar lounge of the […]

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The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: hotel review

It’s Thursday night at the Mount Edgcumbe – a restaurant and bar, now with rooms – in Tunbridge Wells, and the place is abuzz. This affluent commuter town may have a rather staid reputation but here a sense of character and eccentricity strikes as soon as you walk in the door. For starters, there’s a […]

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The Masons Arms, Louth, Lincolnshire: hotel review

There is a lot to like about the Masons Arms in historic Louth. The handsome, 1775 coaching inn had dwindled into a rather shabby pub – with outdated, rarely used guest rooms – when local businessman and farmer Charles Nickerson bought it at the beginning of this year. It closed for six months of refurbishment […]

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Knocking on Devon’s doors: an art-inspired break around Dartmoor

This month’s Devon Open Studios event sees artists across the county invite the public into their galleries. Our writer heads to the west of the county for a preview Silhouettes were replacing Dartmoor’s details; its heather, ferns and grasslands were fading from view, the last rays of an orange sun departing a late-summer sky stippled […]

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