Little Grebe

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 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

Beach House Restaurant, Oxwich

On the golden sands of Oxwich Bay     About the place: The Beach House Restaurant enjoys a stunning natural setting on the soft golden sands of Oxwich Bay with magnificent coastal views. Head Chef Hywel Griffith has extensive experience in

Dunmore House, Clonakilty

In a stunning location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.   About the place: The Dunmore House Hotel has been run by the same family for 3 generations.  It is perched on cliffs on the edge of Clonakilty Bay, which is a

Ferry Inn, Salcombe

Great views across the estuary     About the place: The Ferry Inn is located on the waterfront, right by the jetty for the Portlemouth and Kingsbridge ferries.  The lower level bar opens on to a sheltered waterside terrace with excellent

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

Newport Wetlands Cafe, Newport

Spectacular estuary views on the edge of the City     About the place: The Visitor Centre Cafe has large, panoramic windows overlooking the reserve and surrounding countryside. There is a large outdoor decking area providing additional seating.  Cetti’s warblers and

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

Pandora Inn, Restronguet

On the edge of a wooded creek in the beautiful Falmouth estuary   About the place: This spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek is timeless. Parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century and, with its