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BLACK SWAN AT OLDSTEAD, YORKSHIRE

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Stunning family run, Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in picturesque North Yorkshire. The Banks family have been farming in this area for generations and Chef Tommy Banks (of Great British Menu fame) focuses on home-grown, local & seasonal ingredients.

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Dinner from the Tasting Menu and B&B from £330 per couple. There's also an optional drinks package to match for £55 per person.

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TEMPLE SOWERBY HOUSE, CUMBRIA

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Timeless hospitality and fantastic food in the beautiful Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District. Enjoy a 6-course tasting menu on one evening, together with a perfectly matched flight of wines to accompany Head Chef Jack Bradley's acclaimed food.

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2 nights B&B in a Superior Room, 3-course Dinner the 1st night, 6-course Tasting Menu with wine flight the 2nd night, pre-dinner glass of Prosecco the 2nd night and 'Goodie Bag' to take home from £249 per person.

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THE WORDSWORTH HOTEL & SPA, CUMBRIA

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Historic hotel in Grasmere with a two acre riverside garden and a beautiful spa. The award-winning Signature Restaurant features perfectly cooked cuisine made from local ingredients, matched by elegant service and an eclectic wine list.

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1 or 2 night Gourmet break including B&B in a Classic or "Gingerbread" Bedroom with village and mountain views, plus 8-course Dinner from £249 per room.

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BOVEY CASTLE, DEVON

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Majestic 100-year-old manor house in the heart of beautiful Dartmoor completely with luxury spa, 18-hole golf course and vast sporting estate. Head Chef Mark Budd grew up in the area and has worked at some of the finest hotel restaurants in the world and even cooked for the Royal Family. He sources the finest Devonian ingredients, including produce from his own garden and pedigree beef from the Bovey Estate.

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2 night spring stay including 2 nights B&B, a cream tea on one day, and a 3-course dinner in Smith's Brasserie on one evening from £230 per room per night.

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FREDRICK'S HOTEL, BERKSHIRE

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A 4-star Thames Valley Escape with 2 AA Rosette cuisine and an exceptional spa. Ideally situated in the riverside town of Maidenhead, a short distance from Bray, Windsor and Eton. Fredrick's Restaurant offers seasonal classic British cooking, with a modern French influence.

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B&B, a 2-course dinner, a half bottle of port to enjoy in your room, full use of the spa and an umbrella to take home with you from £139 per room per night.

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THE PEAT INN, FIFE

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An exquisite Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms near St Andrews owned and run by Chef and food columnist Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife Katherine. With Geoffrey at the heart of the kitchen, The Peat Inn is one of Scotland's most cherished gourmet destinations.

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Epicurean Indulgence: B&B with a 6-course Tasting Menu from £325 per couple per night. Available Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays.

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CROSSWAYS HOTEL, EAST SUSSEX

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A gem of a Georgian country house in the South Downs between Eastbourne and Lewes, perfect for visiting Glyndebourne. Relax in the garden, the local church with its 1000 year old yew tree and take in the view of the Longman of Wilmington. Gourmet dinners are cooked and served by resident proprietors David Stott and Clive James, who are always on hand to advise on your choice of dishes and wines.

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Special Gourmet Break: Dinner B&B from £110 per person sharing.

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BLACKADDIE HOUSE HOTEL, DUMFRIES

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A delightful 4 star Restaurant with rooms and 5 star food on the banks of the River Nith. Blackaddie is home to Ian McAndrew, Scottish Chef of the Year for 2016 and formerly the country's youngest Michelin-starred chef. The 8-course Gourmet Menu offers a cacophony of flavours, textures and colours to delight all tastes.

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One night B&B in a Superior Room with the 4 course fine dining menu from only £210. Two nights in a Superior Room with the 4-course menu one night and the Gourmet Menu on the 2nd night from only £395 per couple.

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LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Congratulations to last week's competition winner, Roger Littlewood from Huddersfield who won two nights B&B for two plus dinner on one of the nights at Tregarthen's Hotel on Isles of Scilly - stunning seaside hotel on St Marys with great food and some of the best views to be found on the Isles of Scilly. Light pollution on Scilly is minimal and some areas have been designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites for their outstanding views of the night sky.


         


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