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The Wheatsheaf, Cotswolds

Hush Heath is a gorgeous, award winning vineyard based near Staplehurst in the Weald of Kent established by entrepreneur Richard Balfour-Lynn in 2010. You can visit seven days a week to take a self guided tour around their vineyards and apple orchards followed by a tutored tasting without charge.

The Flitch of Bacon, Essex

Gusbourne is a stunning English wine estate made up of 61 hectares in Kent and a further 32 in West Sussex near to the Goodwood estate. The first vines were planted in 2004 by Andrew Weeber who saw the potential of the existing farm land and the Kent climate.

The High Field, West Midlands

Wyken Vineyard is set within some of Suffolk’s finest countryside and has bountiful character. With its beautifully converted 14th-century barns, lush gardens and farmland grazed by llamas, Red Poll cattle and Shetland sheep.

Lord Crew Arms, Northumberland

Ridgeview is a family run vineyard, located near the quaint village of Ditchling. Views over the South Downs Ridge give the vineyard its name. Ridgeview prides themselves on producing the highest quality sparkling wines, using traditional methods. They have received multiple awards for their great wine.

The Dog at Wingham, Kent

Bolney is one of the longest-established vineyards in the UK, launched in 1972 and still owned by the founding family today. They are makers of world class red, white and sparkling wines and offer tours and tastings throughout the year to discover the world of winemaking in Sussex.

The Fenwick Arms, Lancaster

The beautiful Fenwick Arms is over 250 years old and exudes historic and atmospheric charm. The stylish interior cleverly incorportes the beautiful features of the old building, with its stone walls, large open fires and oak floors into a luxurious, country chic aesthetic.

The Erbringham Arms, Cotswolds

The Tinwood Estate’s vineyards are situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and within walking distance of the Goodwood estate. The estate has been created and is owned by Art Tukker, a charming, Dutch entrepreneur who was born on the farm next door.

The Gunton Arms, Norfolk

The Gunton Arms is a unique pub located within a historic 1,000 acre deer park dating back to the 18th century. Art dealer, Ivor Braka bought the pub in 2009 and spent 2 years renovating which included selecting appropriate pieces from his art collection with works by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst now hung on the walls.

The Gurnards Head, Cornwall

A landmark pub almost at the edge of England, the Gurnard’s Head is your last stop for a pint and an open fire before the Atlantic Ocean. Between St Just and Zennor, this is genuine Cornwall. Wild, mysterious and beautiful, the Gurnard’s Head is an inn that transports you back to when travel was that little bit slower.

The White Horse, Norfolk

Overlooking some of North Norfolk’s finest marshland and beyond to the sea is the stylish White Horse in Brancaster Straithe. Lobster pots and oyster beds can be seen from the light and airy restaurant. Here you can sample some of Norfolk’s freshest seafood in their award-winning restaurant.

The Inn at Whitwell, Lancashire

Bluebell Vineyard Estates is nestled on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, near the famous Bluebell Railway and historic Sheffield Park. The Estate, which is home to the award-winning range of ‘Hindleap’ English sparkling wines, now has 70 acres under vine and grows the traditional sparkling wine grape varieties.

The Cow, Derbyshire

Rathfinny Wine Estate is situated on the west side of the wonderful Cuckmere Valley, just three miles from the sea and half a mile south of Alfriston village. The vineyard is 600 acres, with most of the vine slopes enjoying the sun from the south throughout the day.

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