What to Expect Staying in a Japanese Ryokan

Ryokan are traditional Japanese inns. Ranging in size and level of luxury and amenities, what they have in common are tatami mat floors, traditionally styled rooms, sliding doors, futon beds, Japanese style baths and local cooking. Guests must remove their outdoor shoes at the entrance, where they are given slippers to wear in the public ... Read more »

Seafood Cookery Class with Lee Groves

Back in June, Pete and I were invited to spend a few days in South West Cornwall on a “Seafood Safari” holiday organised by The Food Travel Company. Based in the lovely Coswyn Barn conversion at Lanyon Cottages, our small group enjoyed an early morning trip to Newlyn Harbour, a pootle around Cornwall and two ... Read more »

Sam’s On The Beach, Polkerris, Cornwall

When this second outpost of popular Fowey bistro Sam’s describes itself as “on the beach”, it’s not kidding! from Sam’s image gallery Located in the old RNLI lifeboat station on Polkerris beach, customers can enter from the back or up the ramp and steps from the sandy beach itself. Our table by the window gives ... Read more »

Agaric Restaurant, Ashburton, Devon

En route to our recent seafood holiday in Cornwall, we paused for a visit to Riverford Organic during the day, and stayed overnight in nearby Scoriton. For dinner, we visited a local recommendation, Agaric in Ashburton. Our trip was organised by (and courtesy of) The Food Travel Company. Agaric is a small restaurant with bed ... Read more »