Whisking your love away for Valentine’s Day? Here are some of our favourite spots to stop along the way for intimate dinners and cosy coffees.
Knock-out dishes at the gateway to the Lake District.
A friendly, well-presented village local near Loughborough with great food and a special Valentine’s set menu.
One of our best sellers;Char-grilled Tuna Steak,Teriyaki Noodle & Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry,Pak Choi,Toasted Sesame Seeds & Crispy Seaweed pic.twitter.com/51z3Zf9GuK
— The Royal Oak (@OakLongWhatton) November 7, 2017
An impossibly romantic setting, again in the Lakes, serving tea, cake and lunches in beautiful gardens. Book a room if you can’t drag yourself away from the idyll.
We love this image of Askham Hall, Lowther church and the surrounding area, taken from a hot air balloon by one of our members of staff Joe Stockdale. We are so lucky to be located in such a beautiful part of the Lake District! #askhamhall #lakedistrict #cumbria #lowtherchurch #scenery #views #lowthervalley
Roaring fires, excellent food and a guaranteed friendly welcome in the Howgill Fells.
A romantic Victorian greenhouse-turned-cafe serving generous homemade portions at breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Finally been to the AppleStore Café in Scorton. First the elephant in the room: the weird name. Nothing to do with apples nor computers. It's a café, a wedding venue, a place where hikers, cake lovers and families hang out. The food area is a log burner heat conservatory split in three areas with lots of room, garden and forest paths leading to the lake and surrounded by the Wyresdale Park The café itself is decorated in a shabby chic "glamping" style, with a few bits that are more shabby than chic. Think mismatched wooden furniture, Cath Kidston print bunting and fairy lights. Food is in-cre-dible and portions are huge, with homemade scones the size of @jennaculsh's head. I can't wait to go there again and have cake! Sadly I was too stuffed after their small (read: huge) breakfast and pick from their mouthwatering selection of cakes Absolutely love the place but I think I prefer cosier and smaller "The Barn" also nestled in the cute village of Scorton #scorton #theapplestore
A snug pub with rooms in the Cheshire countryside and wholesome food to match the muddy boots welcome.
Tasty dishes and quirky decor in the Devonshire countryside, with lovely rambles right from the door.
Refined, locally sourced food in an old mill amid the South Hams.
Look at those beautiful layers on that vegetable terrine! This was a dish for our New Years Menu, but it was so beautiful we are going to keep it on for January! Perfect excuse for a visit… #vegetables #layers #rainbowfood #turtleycornmill #avonwick #southdevon #southbrent #pubinagarden #pubwithrooms #newmenu #restaurant #devon
Devonshire gastropub just outside Exeter serving seasonal food and good vibes.
It’s charity meal time here @thejackinthegreen , great food and teamwork. Thanks to all our suppliers for all your support. @sam peck plating finishing touches. @flyingfish525 @forest_produce @forestfungi @creedycarver @pipersfarm @edible_flowers @harveyandbrockless @forcecancercharity @chefmatt123 #chef #chefocd #cheflife #chefknife #cheffing #chefstalk #chefsofinstagram #chefstable #chefsroll #chefslive #chefstyle #chefsworld #lifeofachef #foodporn #food #foodie #foodblogger #teamwork #oneteam #teamjack #chairtyevent #charitymeal #finishingtouch #finishingtouches
A Somerset pub with its own small holding – expect mouth-watering food to match the sourcing ethics, killer cocktails and the odd cinema evening.
— The Queens Arms (@QueensArmsPub) December 16, 2017
A dreamy kitchen garden with luminous glasshouse restaurant – don’t miss the fire suppers where everything is cooked outside over flames.
Delicious, unpretentious Welsh food, just outside Carmarthen.
— Y Polyn (@YPolyn) July 2, 2013
A refined gastro-pub with fantastic rooms (and a great winter deal) surrounded by Berkshire fields.
— Crab & Boar (@crabandboar) January 11, 2017
Relaxed, brasserie-style dining in Cambridgeshire. Book ahead for the 5-course Valentine’s tasting menu.
A wonderfully rambling Leicestershire country pub with seasonal food and friendly welcome.
A coaching inn in rural Suffolk with casual meals to impress. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…