Pontefract’s Liquorice Festival Suits All Sorts

Pontefract's Liquorice Fair

Pontefract Cakes, Liquorice Food and Drink, Clowns, Magicians and Crafts Every year the English town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire celebrates its long-standing relationship with liquorice by holding an annual festival dedicated to this versatile plant. The Pontefract Liquorice Festival is usually held in the second Sunday of July (2014: Sunday July 13th) and has […]

Oxford Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes – Where to Eat

A Seafood Meal

Oxford Restaurants and Other Places To Eat In Oxford: Oxford restaurants, covering a diverse range of eateries,  cater to all tastes and budget types. As in many large university towns, cuisines from all over the world are represented here, something that I discovered with delight many years ago. For those looking for the traditional pub […]

A Dinner at the Castle Combe Inn – Castle Combe

Castle Combe Inn © Travel Signposts..

A Dinner in Castle Combe, the Prettiest Village in England: Our dinner at the Castle Inn tonight was part of a tour to Castle Combe to see the “prettiest village in England”. Before dinner, we had time to wonder around the village which looks like it’s been frozen in time. Except for a few cars […]

Bettys – York’s Most Famous Café Tea Room

Bettys York Tea Rooms

At Bettys, Teas and Meals Are Served in the Traditional English Style: If you’re looking to enjoy some Yorkshire tea whilst in York, one of the most famous York tea rooms is Bettys Café Tea Rooms. Bettys is a family business that has been in existence for over 90 years and they serve teas and […]

Jellied Eels – Once a Popular Traditional Food

Jellied Eels - Traditional English Food

Jellied Eels – A Cockney Specialty from the East End:   A recent lunch stop at the Fish House in the town of Ludlow exposed me to jellied eels, a traditional English food that was once very popular. Ray, a fellow traveller, was very excited to see jellied eels being offered at the Fish House. […]

The Fish House – A Seafood Find in Ludlow

The Fish House, Ludlow - © Travel Signposts..

The Fish House – A New Fish Shop in Ludlow : Ludlow is a medieval market town in Shropshire, close to the Welsh border.  This is our lunchtime stop and one of our first impressions is that for its small size, Ludlow has a lot of eating places. Of course Ludlow is no ordinary market […]

The Stansfield Arms – a Historic Yorkshire Pub

Steak and Kidney Pudding at the Stansfield Arms, Yorkshire

The Stansfield Arms’ Steak & Kidney Pudding Really Made an Impression : On our West Yorkshire visit, our relative Christopher suggested dinner at The Stansfield Arms, a traditional English pub in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford. As a local, Christopher knows this pub well enough to recommend it for people like us who don’t […]

Interesting Facts about Stilton Cheese

Colston Basset Stilton at the Neil's Yard Cheese shop

Stilton – The King of English Cheeses: Stilton Cheese, the King of English Cheeses takes its name from the Cambridgeshire village of the same name. Apart from tasting delicious, here are some interesting facts about this cheese. Colston Bassett Dairy, Cropwell Bishop, Long Clawson Dairy, Quenby Hall, Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery and Websters are the […]