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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

Saltholme Cafe, Middlesborough

Panoramic views in the heart of Teeside     About the place: The Cafe at RSPB Saltholme is set in the new, state-of-the-art visitor centre and has large windows, affording panoramic views of the surrounding wetlands.  The reserve is a

George III Hotel, Penmaenpool

Set on the magnificent Mawddach Estuary     About the place: The George III Hotel is set on the banks of the magnificent Mawddach Estuary on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.  The historic building was constructed in 1650

Waterside Coffee Shop, Conwy

On the banks of the Conwy estuary    (Thanks to Bill Pearson for Photos 1 and 2)   About the place: The Waterside Coffee Shop at the RSPB’s Conwy reserve has huge picture windows looking across the lagoon and across to