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    The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds

    One night at the Northgate Hotel was the perfect respite to recharge my batteries. Less than one hours drive from Norwich and it felt like a proper luxurious escape!

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    12 Pubs With Fab Gardens

    Google maps at the ready, time to start planning your summer day trips around our favourite beer gardens.

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    A stay at The Chequers Inn, Thornham

    The Chequers Inn is a 16th century, white-washed pub and restaurant with rooms set in the North Norfolk village of Thornham. A complete refurbishment has brought it bang up-to-date, with a cosy snug (ubiquitous wood-burning stove in situ), a stylish restaurant where Tapas, street food and wood-fired pizzas dominate the menu, and 11 well-appointed bedrooms. […]

  • Paschoe House

    Devon's new country house delivers

  • Did you win?

    You entered our spring competition with gusto (thank you) but all must good things must come to an end. If you put your name in our hat to win dinner, bed and breakfast at The Kings Head in Letheringsett, then scroll down to see if you have won. Good luck!             […]

  • Muddy stays: The Assembly House, Norwich

    A Georgian manor in the city centre

    • Muddy stays: The Kings Head, Letheringsett

      When temperatures stubbornly refuse to waiver above zero for almost a week, it’s time for a treat – and there’s nothing like a lavish hotel stay in the countryside to put the world back on its axis. Having reviewed lunch at the handsome Kings Head in Letheringsett back in October, I was thrilled to be invited back for dinner, […]

    • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill

      One of the best things about writing Muddy is the hotel stays – and boy are there some amazing places to bed down for the night in Norfolk, so many that it would be prudent to keep an overnight bag continually packed and by my front door (it’s a tough job…). But it’s admittedly hard […]

      • Muddy stays: Congham Hall, Grimston

        After a day sitting at my desk watching the rain soak everything in sight, the timing of my visit to Congham Hall Hotel is like a breath of spring air. Leaving work on a Wednesday, I curse myself for choosing to come in the evening, fearing dense traffic and yet more rain as the sky turns dark. […]

      • Muddy stays: St Giles House Hotel

        There’s an episode of Sex and The City (season 5) where Carrie has writer’s block: “The worst thing about not being in a relationship,” she explains “is when your job is to write about being in a relationship.” In this scene, Carrie bemoans her single status as the cursor flashes before her. While sitting at my desk […]

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