Tag: uk travel

Review: The George In Rye, East Sussex, UK

After a major refurb following a fire, The George In Rye is back to its original best. I booked in for a night’s stay to see how this historic coaching inn has transformed itself for the modern-day guest. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1575 and has an enviable heritage, with an original…

By travelyoutopia February 1, 2024 0

Restaurant Review: Brutto, London

Hidden off a small alley in Clerkenwell is Brutto, Russell Norman’s take on an atmospheric Florentine-style trattoria. From the man who was instrumental in bringing small plates to the UK via Polpo, you know good things are coming. We chanced a walk in on a Friday lunchtime and got a seat at the bar –…

By travelyoutopia January 11, 2024 0

July Offer: The Bull Inn, Totnes, UK

Sign up to The Bull Inn’s newsletter and enjoy £100 off three night stays in July. If you’re considering a UK staycation this is the place to be. Why? Because The Bull Inn is an organic, ethical pub and hotel that runs its business following the planet, people, profit ethos. Its ‘No Bull Rules’ govern…

By travelyoutopia July 17, 2023 0

Best Lidos in the UK

With the opening of Sealanes, Brighton’s outdoor swimming pool, and after seeing Blur at Eastbourne’s Winter Gardens recently, it got me thinking about the UK’s best outdoor lidos.  Blur’s artwork for their new album ‘The Ballad of Darren’ features an image of a solitary swimmer in Scotland’s iconic Gourock Outdoor Pool by British photographer Martin…

By travelyoutopia June 7, 2023 0

Review: Ginger Pig Mews, Hove, UK

Escape to Brighton and stay in one of the gorgeous new mews houses at The Ginger Pig in Hove, UK. Perfect for a self-catering break in Brighton and just minutes from the beach, this luxury accommodation in Brighton ticks all the boxes. I was invited to review the three bedroomed mews house and could have…

By travelyoutopia June 6, 2023 0

5 Things To Do In Brighton

The best way to explore Brighton is on foot. Combine a trip with some off the beaten track finds alongside some of the more popular things to do in Brighton. Here are my top five: 1. Explore Montpelier and Clifton Conservation Area and discover beautifully grand villas, many of them listed. Recharge with a drink…

By travelyoutopia May 15, 2023 0

3 Reasons To Visit Ireland

With a population of around five million people, there are many reasons to visit Ireland, a friendly, mystical country just off the west coast of England. Cultural traditions and customs abound on the Emerald Isle but there’s also a contemporary side to the country where visitors can indulge in great shopping, art, culture and a…

By travelyoutopia April 11, 2023 0

Best Walking Holidays in the UK

Walking has so many health benefits and is a great way to discover new destinations. I love walking and being outside in the elements, surrounded by nature. After a long day of hiking there’s nothing better than bedding down in a charming local pub or hotel, eating good food and having a drink or two.…

By travelyoutopia March 21, 2023 0

Review: Hub by Premier Inn, London, UK

I’ve reviewed my fair share of five-star hotels and there’s nothing I love more than a bit of luxury. But, for a short stay in a hotel that you’re probably not going to spend a huge amount of time in, I’ve been a long-time fan of the Premier Inn and I’m not afraid to admit…

By travelyoutopia March 1, 2023 0