The Best Traditional Food from England

Blue Stilton Cheese

Sampling delicious local food is one of my favourite things about travelling and I know many of you agree. If you are planning a trip to visit England, here are some traditional English foods to try while you are here. Each region of England has its own traditional regional specialities, and I couldn’t possibly cover them ... Read more »

The Bybrook at Manor House Hotel | A Celebratory Treat in Castle Combe

Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire

As it approaches my birthday (in a few weeks’ time), I realise I never shared our lovely one-night stay at The Manor House in Wiltshire for my birthday last year. Taking advantage of a late-booked midweek offer for dinner, bed and breakfast in one of the hotel’s Plush rooms, we spent our visit relaxing in ... Read more »

Hangfire Southern Kitchen | Barry Island [CLOSED]

Ribs and Pulled Pork at Hangfire BBQ (Kavey Eats)

Many journalists and bloggers have written in praise of Hangfire Southern Kitchen, and no surprise – run by Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn, Hangfire is the undisputed home of Southern USA-style barbeque in Wales, cooked and served up in a recently regenerated corner of Barry Island. The story of how the ladies came to launch ... Read more »

Ember, Cardiff | A Pop-Up To Reckon With

Milk Chocolate, Wild Blackberry, Lime Dessert

Last month, we went to Ember supper club by John Cook. This popular pop up held at a few locations across Cardiff, and was hosted this time in Cocorico Patisserie. Dining with vegetarian friends, two of us had the meat eaters menu and two the vegetarian. All of us enjoyed the high quality ingredients and great cooking, with wonderful combinations and kicks of flavour. ... Read more »

Run, Don’t Walk… to Abergavenny’s newest restaurant, The Gaff

Sticky banoffee pudding dessert at The Gaff Restaurant

A new restaurant’s just opened in Abergavenny and it’s an absolute cracker! No surprise that it’s so good; The Gaff is run by owners Dan Saunders and Danielle Phillips, formerly head chef and front of house manager at the michelin-starred Walnut Tree Inn, just 3 miles North. They definitely know what they’re doing and it shows. ... Read more »