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Welcome to Mr Underhill’s, the Michelin star gem nestled on the banks of the River Terne

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Drink, Food & Drink, Places to visit & stay | 0 comments

IT’S A joyous moment when you first lay eyes on Mr Underhill’s nestled in a quaint spot on the banks of the river Terne. The exact spot of this Michelin star restaurant is Dinham Weir in the gastronomic town of Ludlow, Shropshire. Mr Underhill’s is a pretty restaurant with four luxury rooms in the ramparts of Ludlow Castle. As you come down the steps admiring the gardens before you, you hear the sudden sound of the river gushing past in a hurry. The crashing water makes a wonderful ambient sound to your evening. In summer you can sit out and enjoy your aperitif by the river in Mr Underhill’s perfectly kept rose garden – much of it sourced from David Austin nearby. Chris and Judy Bradley established Mr Underhill’s in 1997 after 16 successful years in Suffolk running their first Mr Underhill’s restaurant. “Ludlow...

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London ‘hotelier’ King Henry VIII – the first market gardener?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Costello Media | 0 comments

KING HENRY VIII was an outstanding hotelier, accommodating up to 600 guests at a time after he took over Hampton Court Palace from Cardinal Wolsey in 1529. This is how the audio guide kicks of your tour at this Top 10 London attraction. It tells you that guests of the Royal Court would arrive by horse and carriage at their sumptuous lodgings and be greeted by staff at Base Court before being taken to their rooms around Hampton Court Palace. It was five-star hospitality at the ‘hotel’ with around 200 staff waiting on their every need. Guests’ stay was on a half-board basis – up to 600 people were fed twice a day with lavish feasts that might include peacock, porpoise with oatmeal or salmon and fig pie. Exotic peppers and spices from India, West Africa and Indonesia were...

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