Ex Hotelier, dad of two, passionate about great food, drink and service. Learning about craft beer!
Great for early morning croissants (surprisingly good quality)
The woods are great here, lots of massive oaks and interlinking paths. Perfect for exploring.
Take your own lunch, the cafe is a shambles
Recently opened (dec '12), boutique hotel with thoughtful design and great bedrooms.
Great place to stop with kids if you're trying to break up a journey on the M6
was voted best F&C shop in UK 2012
From the same the same team behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay, but cheaper.
Farmers market first Sunday of the month
Canoe safari £5 for an hour, looked like fun
Take a spare set of clothes for the kids, there is a great water play area.