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Six of our favourite pub gardens
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Six of our favourite pub gardens

By Ella Perryman

Pub gardens represent British summertime in its fullest expression – tired hikers’ legs, sunburnt skin and crisp packets folded into bench slats. These are our favourites for a good BBQ and a pint on a sunny afternoon, but you can… Continue reading >

Six of our best waterside pubs
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Six of our best waterside pubs

By Ella Perryman

There’s something uniquely British about flocking to the waterside as soon as the sun comes out. These pubs can’t be beaten for making that mad dash to the coast or the riverbanks to see the sparkle of sunlight in your beer. We handpick six of our favourite… Continue reading >

Five of our favourite pubs for seafood
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Five of our favourite pubs for seafood

By Ella Perryman

Most pubs can manage a decent fish & chips or a good salmon fillet, but we like the sort of places who go the extra fathom to make their seafood something special. Here, we’ve picked out a handful of pubs… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to Sussex
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Slow Guide to Sussex

By Ella Perryman

After seeing a surge of interest in Sussex on our site, we headed over to find out if the county could break our Bristolian habit of heading west on holiday. We found charming towns that wore their coastal setting with… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to the Cotswolds
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Slow Guide to the Cotswolds

By Chris Elmes

If you think the Cotswolds is just a giant oil painting you can walk around in, it’s time to take a closer look. On our visit in June we found that while there certainly is impressive history and an abundance… Continue reading >

Slow guide to the Lake District
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Slow guide to the Lake District

By Chris Elmes

Our perception of The Lake District was as a vast place that was all about long, challenging hikes to windblown peaks. Our trip, thanks to a little research and a lot of local advice, turned out to be much more… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Devon
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Slow Guide to Devon

By Chris Elmes

Everything about creating this guide felt a little different. For previous editions, we’ve travelled to Yorkshire and Northumberland, so far from our Bristol base that everything felt like a discovery. When it came to planning our trip to Devon, which… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Six of our favourite city pubs
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Six of our favourite city pubs

By Ella Perryman

The best city pubs buzz with conversation and energy. These are six of our favourites for settling in and soaking up the atmosphere over a great lunch or an evening meal that slides into a lively night. You can view… Continue reading >

Our top six pubs for walks
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Our top six pubs for walks

By Ella Perryman

Our favourite pubs to plan a day around. These brilliant boozers have walks right from the door, with welcoming bars, comfy chairs and fine ales to dream of as you climb the hills. We choose six of our favourite below, but you can view… Continue reading >

Six of our favourite fireside pubs
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Six of our favourite fireside pubs

By Ella Perryman

Here are our favourite pubs for those lovely winter trips when you grab the seats by the fire, stretch out frozen fingers to the glow and sip a dark stout that warms you from the toes up. You can view our full collection of… Continue reading >

Our top six pubs for Sunday Lunch
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Our top six pubs for Sunday Lunch

By Ella Perryman

The country pub Sunday lunch is probably the greatest British culinary tradition. Here are our favourites for locally sourced produce, award-winning Yorkshire puddings, creative vegetarian options, innovative twists and perfectly cooked classics.  You can view our full Sunday Lunch Collection here.      … Continue reading >

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Journeys

Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world
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Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world

By Sarah Baxter

Travel journalist and award-winning writer Sarah Baxter travelled to southwest Andalucía earlier this year in celebration of the Magellan Anniversary – 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan set off from Seville to circumnavigate the world. We follow Sarah as she explores… Continue reading >

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

By Chris Elmes

We sent Nell and Luke, of unique slow travel blog What if We Walked, on a hiking tour of the little-known Marche region of Italy. They trekked limestone ridges to medieval villages, heard local legends, sampled stuffed olive delicacies, and… Continue reading >

A road trip through Provence
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A road trip through Provence

By Ella Perryman

France expert Carolyn Boyd is no stranger to Provence. So when we asked her to send through her best tips for a visit, it was no surprise that she sent back a wonderful road trip through some of the famous… Continue reading >

Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget
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Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget

By Ella Perryman

Last year, we sent travel journalist Hannah Summers to Portugal’s Alentejo for the first time. What she found was a region full of authentic food, rugged beaches, affordable accommodation and very little crowds. It’s 10am at Praia de Odeceixe and… Continue reading >

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