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North Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW
The main purpose of the centre is to rescue injured and abandoned young otters in the South West and rehabilitate them for eventual release back to the wild. In order to provide further attractions for visitors, other animals and birds are kept within the 22 acre grounds: Muntjac and Fallow Deer, Scottish Wildcats, Wallabies + various species of Owl, Birds of Prey, Geese and Ducks. Pheasants, Guinea Fowl and Peacocks also wander – keep an eye on your cake if eating at the Tea Room.
Best to visit around the middle of the day for the excellent Otter and Owl talks given by the staff – see website for precise times. The otters are most entertaining when they are fed and it is well worthwhile following the keeper and his bucket of fish around the various pens – these animals have very healthy appetites!
The wallabies and the deer wander around the woodlands but, since they are used to human visitors, it is possible to get fairly close without disturbing them. Have some concerns about some of the birds and animals being kept in cages but the underlying cause is worthy and I understand that they have plans to provide the birds of prey with more exercise (outside their cages) in future.
13-15 Between Street, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1AA
This is the local restaurant of choice at the moment for me.
I am not a huge fan of pasta or pizza and I would also admit to a bias towards independent restaurants. However, I do like Strada's Pesce (fish) and Carne (meat) dishes and the puddings too! Add to that a very good value lunchtime menu and the various discounts that can be found on-line from time to time and you end up with a restaurant that is well worthwhile visiting.
My personal experience of the service here is that it is extremely good (friendly and efficient) and beats other nearby establishments. If you are having a busy day and want a good quick meal, this is the place to go.
[I should add that much of my experience is from eating here at lunchtime although I have always found the restaurant to be pretty busy when I have visited.]
Mullion, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7EN
Hotel avec allure impressionante dans un tres bon emplacement, donnant sur Polurrian Cove sur le Lizard. Appartenant a la meme famille depuis mars 2008, qui tient l'hotel 4 etoiles Treglos Hotel a Constantine Bay pres de Padstow, c'est un hotel sympa, informel. Il semblerait que la famille Barlow investissent toujours de l'argent dans le Polurrain - peut-etre pour gagner une etoile de plus. La fois ou nous etions la, ils faisaient des travaux pour ameliorer la suite de loisirs - l'hotel possede des piscines interieur et exterieur, ainsi qu'une table de billard, jacuzzi, des salles de traitement de beaute etc... La nourriture est genereuse et de bon standard (important) et est servie dans un beau restaurant qui donne sur Mounts Bay. Le bar adjacent a des canapes et fauteuils doux et confortables, ou si vous voulez vous pouvez regarder le soleil se coucher a l'horizon. Les chambres sont bien amenagees et bien meublees, et le personel est sympa et serviable. Les chemins qui menent vers la cote sont tout pres et Polurrian Cove est a 10 minutes de marche environ. La 'cove' possede une excellente plage sablee et comme le parking le plus proche est assez loin, elle n'est jamais surpeuplee. Par contre il y a pas mal de montees pour rejoindre l'hotel a partir de la plage a la fin de la journee.
Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ
Somewhere to sit down and relax after visiting the Roman Baths. Service can be a little slow especially when busy. Try the water direct from the springs - I think you could best describe it as having a metallic taste. Not particularly pleasant but an improvement from 20 years ago.
Bath BA1 1LZ
Avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday in Winter! My visit last month was my second. The museum is constantly being updated and improved - some archaelogy is still taking place. I found the Roman Baths more impressive than expected - allow a couple of hours as there is quite a bit to see, and don't forget to taste the waters afterwards in the Pump Room (free).
One thing I did notice was that the smell of sulpher had pretty well disappeared. This was very noticeable during my visit 20 years ago especially near the site of the springs but also when I tasted the water in the pump room. Seems that the mineral content of the water has changed over the years.
88 Holloway, Bath BA2 4PX
Visited the B&B/Hotel just before Christmas. Well situated within 10 minutes walk of the town centre and avoiding the worst of the steep hills which surround the city. Despite the freezing temperatures outside the hotel was warm and inviting. Large spacious rooms with full central heating, many with views over the city. Spotlessly clean. Our hosts were friendly and efficient and the breakfast was excellent and included croissants, fresh fruit salad, toast with various spreads available and of course full english cooked breakfast. More expensive than some in the area but otherwise hard to fault. Would happily return if visiting Bath again.
88 Holloway, Bath BA2 4PX
On a visite ce B&B juste avant Noel. Bien situe, a 10 minutes de marche du centre ville et evitant les collines raides qui entourent la ville. Malgre les temperatures glaciales l'hotel etait chaleureux et invitant. Chambres spacieuses avec plein de chauffage central, beaucoup avec des vues sur la ville. Parfaitement propres. Nos hotes etaient amicaux et efficaces et le petit dejeuner etait excellent et il y avait des croissants, de la salade de fruits frais, des toasts avec plusieurs choses a mettre dessus, et bien sur un vrai petit dejeuner anglais. Plus cher que dans certains quartiers mais sinon il est dur de lui trouver un defaut. Je serais ravi de revenir ici si je visite encore Bath.
Gomshall Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9HE
Shere is one of the most attractive villages in Surrey with its old black and white wattle and daub buildings and stream running through the village centre. At one time in used to get a lot of passing trade as it was on the main route from London to Portsmouth. Nowadays more of a tourist trade especially in summer. The village and surrounding area has also been used as a film location - perhaps the best known of which was Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The restaurant is located in an 17th century building on the road leading towards Gomshall and is well worth a visit as it provides the best dining in the area. It is more expensive than average, but not overly so, and the food is always to a high standard. Attractive conventional furniture is in keeping with the age of the cottage but if you are over 5'10" watch out for low beams! Service is friendly and informal but it can feel a little cramped inside when busy.
The restaurant regularly features in the various food guides - overall I would rate this venue as 4 stars +
Portsmouth Road, Woking, Surrey GU23 6EZ
We lunched here recently on a weekday. The restaurant wasn't particularly busy so we were rather disappointed with the service received. The main meal arrived quickly enough but they then seemed to forget about us. After waiting for about 40 minutes, we managed to place our pudding order - Cheesecake with Winter Berries. This arrived after just a few minutes but there were no winter berries.
Reasonably good value food but, in my opinion, nothing special. The cheesecake was a bit too sweet and sickly - perhaps it would have been better if it was served with the berries?
The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2RQ
Attractive and friendly restaurant about half way down into Polperro from the car park.
Good range of seafood available. The crab bisque is an excellent starter. However, I believe the chef would benefit in buying a decent seafood cookbook. For example, the Seafood Paella had all the right ingredients and the helpings were generous - but the flavours weren’t there. It all seemed to have been cooked seperately and dumped on plated of Batchelors Savoury Rice. So disappointing as this is a great dish if preparely properly.
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