The best places to eat drink and stay in Surrey

From cosy locals inns to a mansion with a 10-course culinary extravaganza, Surrey has some special places to stay and we've found a selection of gems you'll love when visiting this lovely leafy county. Surrey: first-rate food, grandeur and rustic charm.

Pennyhill Park, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa, Bagshot

Forget visiting the local sights  – with so much to do in the 120-acre grounds of this first rate hotel, you needn't go anywhere.

Great Fosters Hotel, Egham

This Grade II listed 16th-century mansion includes bedrooms in an old coach house and cloisters.

BEST PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND STAY IN HULL

If ever there were a time to visit this vibrant destination, it’s in the afterglow of the city's stint as 2017 City of Culture. To help you make the best of Hull, we’ve hand-picked some of the best places to eat, drink and say while you’re there.

Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club

Set in 150 acres of meadow and parkland, this eye-catching Victorian manor retains its original turrets. Inside you’ll find a careful mix of traditional and contemporary styles.

Bedfordshire's finest hotels, B&Bs and restaurants

While visiting one of England's smallest counties and its many attractions, make sure you find somewhere special to head up the little wooden hill to Bedfordshire. Here are some of the best.

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Luton

Golf course, pool and spa: check. Over 1,000 acres of 'Capability Brown' parkland: check. AA Rosetted restaurant: check  – make that two. How many more reasons do you need to book a room?

The Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford

The bedrooms at this historic hotel ooze character and the needs of the modern traveller are well catered for.

5 easy wildlife escapes from city life

Wild and Free, a new book by bestselling author Dominic Couzens, recommends 100 easy wildlife destinations for all the family. Here are 5 to whet your appetite.

Southwest England

Dancing Ledge

Durnford Drove, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3HG (grid ref SY997783)

This short stretch of the Jurassic Coast offers you almost everything: marvellous views over the English Channel whatever the weather, lots of wildlife, an adventurous scramble, an unexpected swimming site, some tasty forage and a dose of history.

LONDON'S BEST B&BS

Exhibitions, shows, shopping and top restaurants – there's always a good excuse for visiting London. Better still, stay overnight for a slower, more relaxing getaway. The AA inspects lots of guest accommodation in the city, and here are five of the best.

10 York hotels we love

York is great for history and culture, and is one of the most popular British places to visit. Here's our top 10 of hotels in and around the city.

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

 

A majestic Edwardian building, transformed into a luxury hotel at the heart of the city. Elegant hospitality is everywhere, in the rooms, the public areas and the spa. Excellent food is also on offer at Hudson’s and The Rise Restaurant.

 

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

 

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND STAY IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Working farm or restored mansion, we'll make sure you find great hospitality and excellent food in Staffordshire. Here's are some of the best.

Swinfen Hall Hotel, Lichfield

The formal garden and deer park at this restored mansion are so pleasant that you'll forget you're just a short hop away from the A38. The Four Seasons Restaurant with its oak panelling, intricate carvings and ornate ceiling is the fitting scene for Ryan Shilton's striking dishes.

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND STAY IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Camp out on a working farm or rest your head in a royal suite. We've picked some top spots to sleep and eat in Northamptonshire.

Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Daventry

Walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth I at a hotel steeped in history. In fact, you can stay in the very room where she slept in 1575 and take afternoon tea in the Great Hall.

The Queens Head Inn, Nassington

A friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome in the picturesque village of Nassington.

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND STAY IN BERKSHIRE

There's certainly no shortage of outstanding places to stay, eat and drink in Berkshire. Here's a selection of the very best of them, all of which have been tried and tested by AA inspectors.

Places to stay

The Vineyard, Newbury

Only perfect will do at this haven of style in the Berkshire countryside. The restaurant boasts three AA Rosettes and an impressive wine cellar of 30,000 bottles.

The great British breakfast

Most of us agree that breakfast is an essential part of the day. In the UK, breakfast in a B&B is usually a choice between a traditional fry-up, cereal, or something in the shape of bread; toast or a croissant. Let's explore the UK B&B's approach to the most important meal of the day.

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