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Review – The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

One place I absolutely love to visit is Blanchland in County Durham. This picturesque area makes me feel like I’m stepping back in time from the moment we drive over the bridge into the village. There are numerous walks in…
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Review – The Townhouse, Durham

Before Christmas we decided to have a few days away before the festivities began to celebrate our anniversary. We looked at lots of different UK cities, but found it difficult to book hotels at short notice, especially over the weekend….
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Review – The Raby Hunt

I’ve been very fortunate to eat in some amazing restaurants over the last year. I’m not the kind of person who must eat at famous eateries all the time, and some of the best meals have been in unassuming establishments….
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Best of – Jesmond

I’ll openly admit that I’m a creature of habit, and once I find something I like I stick with it. Growing up in the North East means I was complacent in how well I knew my local area, but dating…
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Best of 2014 – Part Two

Following on from yesterday’s run through of places I visited on my travels I thought I’d highlight some of the very good gastropubs we have in the North East that may be off the ‘beaten track’. I tend not to…
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Best of 2014 – Part One

I had a great conversation with some guys at work today about restaurants and cafes in the local area, so decided to write a post about some of the lovely places I ate in 2014 I would recommend to try….
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By the Seaside

We’re reaching the end of the holidays and I’m starting to feel like I’ve exhausted every option to keep Junior entertained and away from Minecraft! A losing battle, I must admit, but he needs ‘outside’ interaction. I’d started following a…
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