Nourishment. It never goes away, even when you do. Yet holidays can transform the way we eat and cook. We hope these may even inspire the can’t-cook, won’t-cooks to boil an egg. The South West has some great restaurants but why stop there? Here is our alternate guide to foraging, barbecues, recipes or great spots for a picnic. 

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The best crab sandwiches in Cornwall

We’re pretty sure we’ve discovered the best places for a crab sandwich in Cornwall, so wrap your laughing gear around these and let us know if you’ve tasted any better…

Seafood dinner at Muddy Beach in Penryn

Hidden in plain sight on the Jubilee Wharf at the bottom of Penryn, Muddy Beach cafe is a quiet river side haven to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner while out exploring Cornwall. Take a look at what we tasted (and highly recommend).

10 best cosy country pubs in south Devon

The Danish have a word for the comfort and well-being of being inside by a fire while the weather outside is terrible. I’ve put together this list of South Devon’s best cosy country pubs for you to find your own Hygge.

Top 5 Christmas cocktails in Cornwall

Fancy a festive tipple or two? The lights are up, the Bublé Christmas album is on and the celebrations are starting all over Cornwall as the festive season gets into full swing.

Catering for Christmas with hampers

Food is always a tough one to get organised over Christmas. With most shops now delivering, go for something a little more local to add a touch of the west country to your festivities.

New Year champagne cocktail recipes

Champagne - the king of New Year drinks. Here are two of my favourite cocktails to get your party started in 2017.

Simple Christmas biscuit recipes for kids

Enjoy the freedom of a self catering cottage by letting the kids loose in the kitchen with these festive (and easy) recipes. Just be prepared for the amount of sweet treats you'll have to try.

Philleigh Way Cookery School venison recipe

A brief but beautiful recipe from Philleigh Way cookery school based in the Roseland in Cornwall. Perfect for making an impact on your guests for Christmas and New Year.

Top Michelin star places to eat in Cornwall

Take a look at our top three Cornish restaurants with a Michelin star (or two). The perfect way to tease your taste buds whilst on holiday in Cornwall.

Top places to eat in Hampshire

Our choice of the top spots in Hampshire to treat your taste buds whilst on holiday in the county.

Top places to eat in Somerset

Make the most of all produce that Somerset has to offer during your holiday by visiting these well-recommended restaurants.

Top places to eat in Dorset

Our choice of top restaurants to visit on your Dorset holiday. Try the finest of Dorset's produce and culinary expertise and experience some of the best fine dining that the county has to offer.