Kingfisher

The Swan, Pangbourne

By the banks of the River Thames     About the place: The Swan is a beautiful 17th century listed building, situated in the picturesque village of Pangbourne with three open fires in the winter. There is a spacious terrace

The Boathouse, Shrewsbury

On the banks of the River Severn     About the place: The Boathouse is a well-known oak-beamed pub by the river in Shrewsbury, with views of the riverside and of Quarry Park on the opposite bank. It has extensive

Saracens Head Inn, Symonds Yat

On the East side of the River Wye     About the place: The Saracens Head Inn is a centuries-old family-run riverside inn set within the Wye valley area of outstanding natural beauty, close to Symond’s Yat and the Forest of

Ye Old Ferry Inn, Symonds Yat

On the banks of the beautiful River Wye     About the place: Ye Olde Ferrie Inn is a fifteenth-century family-run riverside inn with accommodation. It is within the Wye valley area of outstanding natural beauty, close to Symond’s Yat

The Ferryboat Inn, Helford

Sixteenth Century Pub overlooking the Helford River     About the place: The Wright Brothers’ Ferry Boat Inn is on the opposite side of the lovely Helford river from the Shipwright Arms (also in Bird and Dine!) It dates back

Wineport Lodge, Glasson, Westmeath

On the banks of the beautiful Lough Ree   About the place: The award-winning restaurant at Wineport Lodge offers lakeside and woodland views with fine dining.  The lake hosts large numbers of ducks in the winter, and kingfishers can be found

Shipwright’s Arms, Helford

The thatched pub on the river     About the place: This seventeenth-century thatched pub is in one of the most picturesque riverside locations in Cornwall.  Visitors need to park their cars at the top of the hill and stroll

Old Moor Cafe, RSPB Dearne Valley

Teeming with wildlife and in the heart of the Dearne Valley     About the place: The Cafe is in the RSPB Visitor Centre which was built in the 1700s, and still has the original oak beams. It looks out over the

Griffin Inn, Dale

Seaside Pub with spectacular views     About the place: The Griffin Inn is an award-winning traditional pub with spectacular sea views in the small village of Dale in the extreme South-west of Wales.  It specialises in fish locally caught from

Heron’s Cove Restaurant, Goleen

Fresh seafood by the harbour     About the place: The multiple-award-winning Heron’s Cove Restaurant is located on a tidal inlet at Goleen, a small village in West Cork, Ireland.  It is a peaceful and tranquil retreat. When Bird and