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PUBS WITH B&B - TEN OF THE BEST
Pubs with B&B are familiar in Britain but less so here, where you’re likely to find something nearer an inn, or perhaps a restaurant with rooms that also has a bar. But it’s an appealing combination and makes for an especially relaxing laid-back atmosphere – well worth seeking out if you like to keep things casual.
SUNDAY LUNCH - TEN OF THE BEST
Although always a popular ways to get the whole family out and sitting around a table to relax, Sunday lunch has moved into a whole new phase lately. Forget about the carvery lunch of old, what we’re seeing more of now is a seriously classy outing, where the venue is chosen with care so that family members of all ages can get together in lovely surroundings and enjoy the very best of food - at a more reasonable price than is usual at dinner.
VERY BEST REASONS TO TAKE BREAKS IN IRELAND - TEN OF THE BEST
As usual, we travelled to every county in Ireland in 2011, meeting many wonderful people, eating lots of great Irish produce and (for the most part) being totally blown away once again by the country’s beauty and the hospitality and high standards we encountered. These are ten of the places where we had the very best experiences during the year, places we just can’t wait to return to – and we’re happy to share the lowdown so you can enjoy them too. And, being among the country’s cosiest and comfiest, they’re all just perfect for early season breaks.
NEW RECOMMENDATIONS - TEN OF THE BEST
It’s mainly the closures that have been hitting the news in recent times, but a surprising thing about the recession is the number of openings there have been – and their high calibre, which bodes well for the future of Irish hospitality.
PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION - TEN OF THE BEST
The Guide has always sought out pet-friendly places to stay and we recommend many wonderful destinations all over Ireland. This is a growing market, especially for travellers from the UK and within Ireland, and we are delighted that a growing number of establishments are seeing the light and welcoming their guests’ four-legged friends.