Tag: pub

Dinner, London

The Cuckfield, Wanstead

This is one of our favourite local haunts, not least because it’s where we had our first date almost a year ago (thanks Guardian Soulmates!). There’s plenty of space here, and in the summer a huge garden too. Dating back to the 1800s The Cuckfield was orginally a coaching house, and you can still get …

Lunch, Malta, Out of London

Hole in the Wall, Sliema

We’ve been on holiday, but thought that was even more reason to share some thoughts on the restaurants we saw on our travels. We spent a week in a fabulous Airbnb apartment in Sliema, perched at the top of the hill nestled amongst the traditional Maltese residential area. From here we were in easy walking …

Essex, Lunch, Out of London

Parrishes, Thaxted

We’re lucky to live on the Essex/London border so as well as having all that London has to offer a short tube hop away, we can also explore some beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. Essex comes in for a lot of stick, but for every blinged-up over-priced eatery catering to the perma-tanned TOWIE crowd, …

Lunch, Out of London, Suffolk

The Compasses, Holbrook

I was really looking forward to this meal, and perhaps this was tempting fate. We were in Suffolk on an epic ‘Meet the Mothers’ weekend and A. was first up to run the gauntlet. I offered the choice of venue to Mum, and she plumped for The Compasses in the village of Holbrook where she’d …

Cornwall, Dinner, Out of London

The Cross Keys

Having arrived on Friday of the Easter bank holiday weekend and jammily secured a table at The Devonport Inn we were a little too relaxed about our dining options for the rest of the weekend. This was a mistake. There are only four pubs in the village and you’re well advised to book ahead, particularly …

Cornwall, Lunch, Out of London

The Rising Sun, Kingsand

Off on our travels for the very first time together, we headed down to Cornwall – the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand to be precise – for a lovely long weekend. Top tip: don’t attempt this on an Easter weekend! After a very long drive from London we finally arrived and settled into our …