Last week I wrote about our trip to Llandudno that we had taken a while back. We had four days away in North Wales and made the most of things. We actually stayed in Conwy, in a lovely hotel I have stayed at three times now.  All the rooms are decorated in their own indivual style and the beds are huge! We had gone to Llandudno to eat o our first evening at The Cottage Loaf and had gone back to Llandudno the following day to have a walk around and afternoon tea.  We also went up to the top…

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Earlier this year I went to York for a few days for my birthday.  On my birthday I was treated to afternoon tea on The Countess of York refurbished train carriage which is on display at the National Railway Museum. The carriage has been beautifully restored both inside and out and makes a lovely addition to the National Railway Museum.  Once on board you can travel back in time to the era of high-class railway dining with a luxury afternoon tea experience. Everything from the gold and burgandy interior carriage decor to the table settings and furniture takes you back…

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This week I was invited along to the preview night at The Head Of Steam, a new bar in Temple St, Birmingham that opened yesterday  The Head of Steam are a group of bars owned by Camerons Brewery.  Until recently the bars were mostly situated in the North East and Yorkshire.  The opening of the Birimgham venue along with bars in Leicester and Nottingham see the company moving further south and I can honestly say this is a great move as Head Of Steam have brought something special to Birmingham. As you enter the bar at street level there a…

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Whilst I was in Llandudno a little while back I went for dinner at the Cottage Loaf pub in Lllandudno. I had eaten lunch here before when I had visited Llandudno in Summer 2016 and we had found the pub by sheer fluke down a side street off the high street.  The lunch was delicious and on visiting Llandudno again I instantly suggested we ate here. For starters I had the Chicken, Pork and Cranberry Terrine served with Apple Chutney and Crispy French Toast.  I will not lie, I could easily have ate two of these.  The terrine was amzing…

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Glynn Purnell’s Mitchlin Starred Restaurant can be found in one of the side streets around the side of Snow Hill Station.  It’s not in the one of the areas in Birmingham where there is a great shoppers foot fall but it is well placed within plenty of offices in the vacinity.  When I arrived I was shown to my table and my drinks over was taken.  I have booked for the 4 course set menu which at £40 was reasonably priced for a mitchelin starred restaurant. To begin with I was served canapes with the mpst delightful mayonaise and a…

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