The First Of Our 'Pub Walks Of The Week' From David Hancock
In anticipation of the next bank holiday, we’re kicking off our pub walk of the week, kindly contributed by our Pubs Editor, David Hancock. We’ll be giving you ten of our pubs with glorious walks from the front door, every week. To start things off we’re heading to the Cricketers Arms in Berwick for a ramble across the South Downs…
Cricketers Arms, Berwick, Polegate,Sussex (South Downs)
The Pub: Unspoilt creeper-clad cottage with blazing log fires, scrubbed tables and wall benches on worn, quarry-tiled floors in three unpretentious rooms. Harveys ales are tapped from the cask and the food is straightforward pub grub, best enjoyed in the glorious cottage garden.
Normandy Impressionist Festival, well worth a visit
In our latest guest blog, Normandy Tourist Board tell us why this year's Impressionist Festival is a must see...
If you are in need of a serious break after the chilly spell this Easter, setting off in search of some sunshine over the Channel could be the answer. Normandy makes for the perfect great escape and with impressionism as the star attraction this year, from early May through to September, the Normandy Impressionist Festival promises to be a real treat for all art lovers.
Sarah Raven gives us her perfect pots for planting this spring, for some summer colour
If you are planting up pots you'll want to follow these tips to create the most beautiful pot displays in your garden this summer...
1. First, choose a limited range of colours, not a general razzmatazz of yellow, pink, purple, blue, red and orange. Narrow it down to one close family of colours, not perfectly matched, but in a harmonious range.
2. Once you've chosen a good range, pot them on into pretty terracotta pots - the more weather beaten the pot the better. Or, for polyanthus which likes a moist soil, plant them in any small salad or serving bowl filled with multi-purpose potting compost.
Most plants you come across need good drainage so you have to fill the bottom of a bowl like this with plenty of crocks to keep their roots free of standing water, but with polyanthus - closely related to the primrose - a degree of dampness at the roots is fine.
We’ve launched our first ever app with over 700 Special Places to Eat & Drink across England & Wales, all available offline!
Our Pubs & Inns of England and Wales guide book already has a huge following among pub lovers, and our smart new app presents all that content in a new and accessible way. Whether you use the book, download the app or search the website, you can trust that we've picked the pubs because we've visited them and know they're genuinely special. Read on for more information on some of the great features…
Sawday's Pubs in your pocket; Our complete collection of handpicked pubs. All available offline - reliable even when your phone isn't.
- Search by location
- Save favourites
- Get directions
- Share with friends
We celebrate the start of spring with tales from the garden...
It is officially spring, so to celebrate we asked some of owners from our Garden Lovers Collection for tales from their gardens: from the best time of year to enjoy their garden, reminiscing over how they have grown, challenges they face and re-discovering species that were thought lost. Take a gander below, it’s blooming marvellous…
A charming guest blog from Susy Smith, Editor of Country Living Magazine
To coincide with the launch of our special places to stay in Britain for garden lovers booklet in the latest issue of Country Living magazine, Susy Smith the editor has written us a charming guest blog…
Caroline Feetam convinces us why the Basilicata region is well worth considering for an Italian break...
Every day the light is different.
A new shadow, a new fold in the mountainside
The curves stand majestic, enchanting, alive
So far away yet so familiar
Steady like the side of a ship
Majestic and strong like a horse’s flanks
But every day it breathes and grows
Never the same from one day to the next
Motionless but impossible to memorise
Every day it seems new and more beautiful
Reassuringly present every morning and every night
Undefeatable yet passive and quiet
Family adventures in the South West
Rock pools, tea on the beach and pond-dipping – family adventures in the South West from Shabby Chick's Andrea Mynard...
Calling all foodies in the Cotswolds – BITE Festival 2013
In our latest guest blog writer and broadcaster Henrietta Green, widely regarded as Britain’s leading expert on speciality food and drink, gives her thoughts on this year’s BITE Festival…
Trends in travel for 2013
Alastair’s take on the year’s most exciting trends in travel, according to Sawday’s, from the AirBnB effect to the Scottish Isles via the best of British pubs and some wacky structures to stay in…