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The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – Chester

We visited Chester recently and enjoyed being based in the Riverside Rooms. Being a family of four, we occupied two downstairs rooms and found them very comfortable.  The Boathouse Inn sits on the banks of the River Dee while the purpose-built rooms are situated behind the pub. Opened in 2016, the accommodation is a combination [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Commissioners Quay Inn – Blyth

During Summer 2016 my family and I were lucky enough to sample five inns owned by The Inn Collection. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, close to the Scottish border. If you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|2 Comments

The Suites Hotel – Merseyside

A warm welcome awaits at The Suites Hotel. Just outside Liverpool, the hotel has a fine restaurant, stunning spa, free parking (300 spaces) and is the only 4-star in the northwest where everyone gets a suite. But that’s just a taste of what you can expect. We stayed two nights and couldn’t fault any aspect; [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Bamburgh Castle Inn – Northumberland

The quaint coastal town of Seahouses in Northumberland is well known for its little harbour and for providing access to the Farne Islands, a scattering of tiny isles just off the Northumberland coast. An ideal base while holidaying in this neck of the woods is The Bamburgh Castle Inn, where my family and I stayed [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

The Inn Collection

If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.  A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Kingslodge Inn – Durham

This was our first experience of staying and dining at one of the Inn Collection Group’s fine hostelries and we weren’t disappointed. My family and I were exploring North East England and began our adventure with a night at The Kingslodge in Durham, where the ever-helpful and smiley manager, Leanne, set the tone for the [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

My claim to fame is that I got a hole in one at The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup. On which of the three first-class courses, I hear you ask. Well, it’s time to own up: it was while enjoying a round on the 12-hole Ryder Legends course, one of the best [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

If you’re on the hunt for an opulent, well-managed place to stay in the midst of Shakespeare’s England, then consider the Ettington Park Hotel, just six miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon. Surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s got lots to offer, including a tranquil rural setting. When all you can see are trees and huge [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

HF Holidays – Larpool Hall, Whitby

Our first taste of an HF Holidays’ family walking adventure was at Derwent Bank, a picturesque location on the shores of Derwent Water in the Lake District. The short break excelled expectations and led to my two children coining the phrase, “Happy Family Holidays”, whenever I mentioned HF.  Fast-forward nearly 12 months and I’m pleased [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|Comments Off on HF Holidays – Larpool Hall, Whitby

YHA Brighton

The YHA has hostels in some pretty decent settings and Brighton is no exception. In fact, it’s a perfect location, just across from the beach and the entrance to the city’s Grade II listed pier; and if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, it’s within walking distance of the main tourist attractions and shops, [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Brighton