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Stunning British Destinations for Spring

10 minutes to readJan 28, 2020
Publisher - Great British Food Awards


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From cosy Scottish cottages to a Cornish vineyard break, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for your 2020 travels, plus some fantastic giveaways

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Win A Cornish Weekend Getaway For Two

Explore the captivating coastlines and countryside of Cornwall, dine in two AA-rosette awarded restaurants and stay in two unique four-star hotels with our Cornish foodie getaway. We’ll be treating one lucky winner to a night’s stay at The Greenbank perched on the picturesque harbour in Falmouth, followed by a night at The Alverton cocooned on the outskirts of the Cornish capital in Truro, including dinner and hearty breakfast.

Soak up the ocean air in the seaside setting of Falmouth and sample a blissful blend of Cornish flavours with Head Chef, Bobby Southworth’s award-winning menu. After cuisine by the coast, take a trip to Truro and ramble the cobbled streets of Cornwall’s capital city, before discovering the hidden gem upon the hill at The Alverton’s nineteenth century, grade II listed hotel.

Overlooking the verdant grounds, the acclaimed restaurant headed up by Simon George is an idyllic spot to tuck into hearty Celtic-inspired culinary creations. Enter now!

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Experience Cornwall with a Meet the Maker tour at Polgoon Vineyard

Polgoon is a vineyard and orchard on the outskirts of Penzance, Cornwall. Producing a range of award-winning wines, ciders and juices, Polgoon also offers a cellar door and a range of vineyard tours. There’s no better way to experience the wonderful county than with a tour of a Cornish vineyard and to taste some Cornish wines. Polgoon are giving away two tickets for their Meet the Maker tour at Polgoon (worth £110) plus a gift voucher to purchase your favourite wines at the end of the day.

The Meet the Maker tour consists of a day at Polgoon spending time with the owners, Kim and John, learning about the origins of the vineyard and how they make their award-winning wines. Guests arrive at 11:30, at which point vineyard owner Kim will talk you through the story of Polgoon over coffee and croissants. You will then head to the wine tanks with John, the owner and winemaker. Whilst you are with John, you will be able to taste the new 2018 vintage straight from the tanks, before heading to the Vinehouse Kitchen for a lunch in the Vine House Kitchen.

At 2pm you will join a tour of the vineyard to learn about the varieties at Polgoon and how the team grow their grapes, before heading to the winery to learn about the process of making wine. Your day will then conclude by tasting five delicious wines.

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For information on tours email Booking is essential.

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Cornwall’s Delicious Porthleven Food Festival

Immerse yourself in a cocktail masterclass whilst you soak up the live jazz sessions at Cornwall’s Porthleven Food Festival (April 17-19th). With celebrity chef demonstrations, inspirational local food and a pop-up Port and Oyster pub – what a delicious weekend away!

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Book your Scotland Self Catering break today

Located throughout Scotland, Wilderness Cottages offers a unique collection of properties, from small cottages ideal for two through to larger houses for families. Locations include the west coast, the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorm National Park, Loch Ness and the new Western Isles collection. Short breaks are available and pets are welcome. Order the new 2020 brochure online or by phone.

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Cornish Cottages for Food Lovers

Stay in a cosy cottage and experience some of the best award winning local produce together with many prized restaurants and diverse dining experiences from Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot to Café Mor in Freshwater West.

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Holiday Cottages in Wales

Coastal Cottages is your gateway to over 500 self-catering holiday cottages in Wales. These beautiful holiday cottages are situated in Pembrokeshire, a location renowned for scenic views, stunning coastlines and plenty of things to see and do. From romantic Wales cottage breaks for two with a hot tub to dog-friendly cottage holidays, the team have made it easier than ever to find the perfect escape. Plan your dream holiday in Wales and make your stay extra special when you stay the coastal way!

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Win a FREE Holiday or Save £50

Carbis Bay Holidays offers a collection of stylish self-catering accommodation exclusively in Carbis Bay and St Ives, Cornwall. Book next year’s holiday before the 31st Oct for a chance to win it for FREE! Specialising in self-catering, with holiday homes ranging from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer family coastal escapes a pebble’s throw from the sea. Terms apply. Find out more

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Get back to school with one of our Bottomley Distillers’ gin school experiences!

Delve into the world of botanicals with a fabulous gin experience at Bottomley Distillers. Set in the quaint market town of Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds, the distillery is known for its award-winning Pin Gin.

As part of the gin school experience the team will first introduce you to the brand with a couple of G+T’s, samples and a tour of the distillery floor. Guests then concoct their own personal recipe before loading a miniature copper pot still with their chosen botanicals. The team will then bottle and label it, ready for you to take home.

£145 for 2 people

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