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    Smile Vegan friendly accomodation in UK

    Heres the thread to share info on recommended vegan friendly accomodation in the Uk. Making it easier as you go. It could be a bed and breakfast, to a castle. You don't need to have stayed there. It could be a place thats been recommended to you or simply a place you've heard of. It doesn't need to be vegan, but vegan friendly. If its possible to post a link then everyone we'll be laughing.

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    I've heard good things about Fox Hall Vegan Bed and Breakfast in Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria (up north). The menu looks pretty damn good, and the few pictures, perfick.

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    If coastal and mountain scenery, walking and other outdoor activities, to castles, ancient monuments and beaches, and imaginative vegan food are your thing, then Graianfryn Vegetarian/Vegan Guesthouse will do the job. Graianfryn is on the northern edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

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    Oh, that last one is near where I live, if anyone's staying there thay can pop in for a Vegan High Tea at my house!!

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    Whats that, "I'm going to the Isle of Wight, does anyone know of somewhere to stay ?"

    Yeah, check out BRAMBLES vegan bed and breakfast in Shanklin. If you want sandy beaches, interesting shops and lively theatre, and quaint thatched shops, houses and historic inn, look no further.

    And discounts for vegan and viva members.

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    i know the andersons' son - he's an ac-tor!

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    if you are going to cornwall, go to st ives and stay at the making waves vegan guest house.

    i've heard its very good and they make you feel very welcome and at home.

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    i loved the Fern Tor guest house in Devon.

    check out www.ferntor.co.uk

    it's in the middle of nowhere, the friendly couple who run it are vegan and make the most delish vegan food (although they will provide cows' milk for breakfast on request, and they can cook eggs from their rescued hens for your breakfast if you wish, not that we would of course ).

    they have a number of rescued animals in the grounds, including hens, goats, rabbits and a pot-bellied pig. it's a gorgeous place to stay and very good value.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Set in the heart of the Welsh countryside, south facing and overlooking the beautiful Conservation Area of Llansteffan, is Heartspring , Hill House, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, S.Wales. Specialising in nurturing, healing mini-breaks and retreats and serving yummy organic vegan meals.

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    Default Where can I take my two dogs though??

    Ive clicked onto these sites and each one says no pets, I cannot go anywhere without my 'girls'!!!!.

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    There is an accomodation guide called 'Pets Welcome', but you may have to stay at non-Veggie places, though. It does also list self-catering places you can take them, that's what we always do, that way it becomes a vegan AND animal-companion-friendly holiday!
    Once we had to take the dog, the rabbit, and the budgies - not v.relaxing in the car on the way!

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    Quote tails4wagging
    Ive clicked onto these sites and each one says no pets, I cannot go anywhere without my 'girls'!!!!.
    Wildlife Hotel

    Vegan hotel with 14 en-suite rooms. Bed and breakfast. Evening meal available. Mostly organic food, plus vegan wines. Dogs welcome. Non-smoking. 10% discount to vegan guests.

    39 Woodfield Road, Blackpool, FY1 6AX, 01253 346143. No website

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    We stayed in Brambles a few years ago and had a lovely time - as far as I can remember it is run by a completely vegan family (grandparents, parents, adult daughter). There were other veggie establishments nearby including a sandwich bar run by the daughter.

    More recently I also stayed in a weird vegetarian hotel in the West Country but I couldn't recommend it - think they may have closed now anyway.

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    Tails, Fern Tor say they allow pets too.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Non - Smoking Guest House, brill, 15 Minutes from York Minster, brill, Car-park at rear, brill, Toiletries contain no animal products and are cruelty-free, briller, all food is Vegetarian or Vegan from organic sources where possible, even briller again.

    Cornmill Lodge , Vegetarian Guest House, 120, Haxby Road, York.

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    Providing quality vegan and vegetarian bed and breakfast accomodation, The Greenhouse is situated in the heart of beautiful and historic Edinburgh. Ta daaa

    The Greenhouse, 14 Hartington Gardens, Edinburgh.

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    Default More waggy tails

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    Ive clicked onto these sites and each one says no pets, I cannot go anywhere without my 'girls'!!!!.
    Situated in the Welsh Borderlands half way between Chester & Shrewsbury, www.frasercottage.com is in the small rural village of Bangor-on-Dee. Half way between Chester & Shrewsbury and perfickly placed to enjoy the countryside of Cheshire, Shropshire, the North Wales coast and Snowdonia.

    Fraser Cottage, High Street, Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham, North Wales.

    I'm not sure if this place is still open.

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    A small friendly vegetarian (vegan friendly) hotel offering bed and breakfast close to Bristol's city centre. Arches Hotel

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    The Violin B&B, Vegan-Vegetarian Accomodation near London. A pure vegetarian, homestyle B&B based in Hemel Hempstead close to the M1 and M25 for travel to and from London and surrounding areas, with good rail, coach and air links to.

    The Violin B n B, 24 The Dee Grovehill Hemel Hempstead Herts.

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    The Granville Hotel on Brighton seafront is onmivorous but will provide vegan breakfasts. they used to have Trogs veggie restaurant beneath the hotel but Trogs moved so they now have their own restaurant, which i presume can provide vegan evening meals.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Nominated Vegetarian Hotel of the Year 2001/02 by The Vegetarian Society, Paskins Town House is a "green" hotel, environmentally friendly and serving organic food (although not entirely veggie). situated in a beautiful conservation area of Brighton and near the busy seafront.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    for a themed hotel in Brighton try the Sea Spray Hotel very close to the seafront and with sea views (as the name suggests). with theme rooms including Oriental, boudoir, Moroccan, Dali, Warhol and Renaissance, and vegan breakfasts too.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    www.vegetarianaccommodation.co.uk could be useful when its up and running.

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    Default Vegan hotels / b&b's near Slough

    Does anyone know of any vegan-friendly hotels or b&b's in the Slough/Windsor/Legoland area?!

    Lost my vegan travel guide book so could do with some help.

    Cheers,
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    Default From www.veganvillage.co.uk

    New Vegan B&B in East Yorkshire

    Come and stay in our friendly, relaxing home. Our aim is to give you the chance to rest and refresh your mind, body and spirit. Ellerby B&B, is a beautifully renovated Victorian house, surrounded by peaceful countryside. Sample our wonderful homemade vegan breakfasts and evening meals, made only from natural and mostly organic ingredients. Visit the nearby east coast resorts, the historic city of Kingston upon Hull or the bustling market town of Beverley. We are able to offer a range of natural therapies; reflexology, massage and reiki healing. Sorry no smoking.

    www.ellerbycroft.co.uk

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    Default bradford old windmill, nr bath

    We have booked to stay here over easter, yay! It's a guesthouse sort of place in an old windmill building, mostly veg, apparently the breakfasts have about 6 options, 5 of those veggie and 1 vegan. They also do dinners that are veggie.

    We have the damsel room which has a waterbed & jacuzzi! I've always wanted to try a waterbed. And it's near bath, and bristol, and not too far from glasto either, so those are our daytrip destinations!

    It's in the veggie britain book for anyone who's got that. There's a website www.bradfordoldwindmill.co.uk (I think!).

    Has anyone else been there??

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    I haven't been to the Old Windmill but I've read about it before and thought it sounded jolly nice. Have a good time, and please report back!

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    I shall!!

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    Just been to visit relatives in Carnforth who have moved house and could not put us up, so we booked 2 nights at Fox Hall (already mentioned, above). Can't tell you much about the surrounding area as was only a flying visit, but it is very close to j36 of the M6, so easy access north to the Lakes or South to Lancaster, etc.

    Fox Hall is owned and run by a vegan family and everything on the premises is vegan (food, bedding, washing powder, you get the picture...). You get a choice from the breakfast menu (available to view on-line); I had creamed-mushrooms on toast one day and the full cooked breakfast the other (it was a treat ) and hubby had the cereal, etc. and pancakes. If you want an evening meal, this is an extra 15 each (3 courses and drink), info also on-line. You let Sylvia know in advance what you want and she cooks it for the time you request. I had stuffed pancakes, hubby had chilli bean casserole and we had cheescake for desert (my first since going vegan).

    All the food was yum and good sized portions, and it was great knowing you could have whatever you liked and it would be 'safe'. Sylvia was charming and very helpful. I can thoroughly recommend it (but no pets I'm afraid ).

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    Can also recommend Six Mary's Place in Edinburgh. Stayed there for a couple of nights last Summer and really liked it. Is a bit of a walk from Princes Street, but not too far. Also quite near the botanical gardens.

    As a B&B it is all vegetarian (although they do cater for omnis when putting on conferences) and vegan breakfast is available (warn them in advance), including soya milk and spread and full cooked breakfast including vegan haggis .

    The building dates from 1829 and has been symapthetically renovated, with modern touches amongst the original features. It was a beautiful building - I would love to be able to own somewhere like that!

    Also, and I apologise if I get this wrong as I cannot see any details on their website, the owners are/work with a charity (that has other establishments in Edinburgh as well) for those with, I think, learning difficulties and most of the staff employed at the hotel are 'clients' (and could teach many other staff in this sector a thing or two about good service).

    Again, thoroughly recommended - saving up to go back!

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    Default Re: bradford old windmill, nr bath

    Quote Jamie
    We have booked to stay here over easter, yay! It's a guesthouse sort of place in an old windmill building, mostly veg, apparently the breakfasts have about 6 options, 5 of those veggie and 1 vegan. They also do dinners that are veggie.

    We have the damsel room which has a waterbed & jacuzzi! I've always wanted to try a waterbed. And it's near bath, and bristol, and not too far from glasto either, so those are our daytrip destinations!

    It's in the veggie britain book for anyone who's got that. There's a website www.bradfordoldwindmill.co.uk (I think!).

    Has anyone else been there??
    that looks absolutely wonderful jamie - enjoy your stay.
    ive def bookmarked that place for later in the year for me and hubby for a secret night or two all the rooms look lovely.

    as harpy said, dont forget to tell us all about it (well - not ALL about it )

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    hey can anyone recommend what to go and see when we are in that area? I was thinking to spend a day in glasto, a day in bath, maybe a day in bristol (but maybe not if we have a day in bradford, will see!!)... We were going to do Bath tommorrow (good friday) but the park and ride is closed and so I assume parking might be a bit of a mare (never been there but I hear it's hard to drive around anyway). So I thought maybe glasto, but I'm not sure if I'll find enough there to interest us. probably, but what if not??! and we have to make it last a whole day. I like looking in crafty shops and eating in cafes (although haven't tried that since going vegan). Walking around on foot is nice too but I don't like going toooooo far

    I did ring up glasto tourist info and they said most of the tourist shops should be open on the public holidays. I did rather want to go to bath though, but then not if I'll be stressed finding parking. I haven't been driving for that long and I do get stressed easily!!

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    Anybody know of anywhere good in the Derbyshire peaks ie Buxton, Matlock Bakewell etc? I really fancy getting out to the countryside to get me head together over the Easter break.

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    I'm really excited cos I'm going to Fox Hall in Cumbria next month with my BF!!!
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    theres a lot of places in this list http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/cornwallvegans/links

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    I just got back from over there. In Bath, go to the Porter Cellar bar, on George St. It's a veggie pub with lots of vegan options on the menu. Great food, great beers.

    I don't know about a place to stay there, but at least you can get great food!

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    Theres more about The Porter in the 2006 edition of A Vegan Guide to Bristol, see here and here, as well as a few other places.

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    Quote RedWellies
    I'm really excited cos I'm going to Fox Hall in Cumbria next month with my BF!!!
    Hope you have a great time! Make sure you take some baggy pants to wear (after eating all that food) .

    And let us know what you got up to (what you can share anyway ).

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    Hi all, does anyone know of a veggie friendly/vegan b and b in York? I tried the only one I found on the net and it only does 2 nights minimum.
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    Hi, Pansypuss.

    I did find a vegan b & b in near Hull in East Yorkshire, which is less than an hour's drive of York. Here is its website, and I'll post any more that I can find.

    http://www.ellerbycroft.co.uk/

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    Thanks Pisces but we are on foot, no car. We plan to hang around York for a day then have to return to Norway.

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    Was the one you found Cornmill Lodge? Their site implies they do one-nght stays but unfortunately at busy times (like weekends) a lot of B&Bs seem to impose a two-night minimum. (Perhaps you could buy it and change the rules http://www.businessesforsale.com/Yor...-For-Sale.aspx)

    I looked in the back of a couple of old Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society mags and couldn't see any relevant ads. There do seem to be a number of conventional B&Bs touting their ability to provide vegetarian breakfasts if all else fails...

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    I came across this the other day but unfortunately its omni .might be worth a shot if noone else comes up with anything better as it does specify vegans can be catered for

    http://www.yorkalternativebandb.co.uk/
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    We stayed at http://www.veggiebarn.net/ The Barn last summer - with our dog - and had a wonderful time. It's about 20 minutes from Southampton, perfect for the New Forest, Lymington and the Hampshire/Dorset coast.

    The food was amazing - vegan Barnstormer Breakfast in particular - just what you need to set you up for a day tramping through the New Forest. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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    I'm waiting on a reply to the one you found Ribbon. Yes it is Cornmill Lodge, harpy, shame it looked good as well. Not planning on living in UK for a while so won't be buying it!

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    We stayed overnight at the Travelodge on the Hinckley Road in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on Monday evening.

    This was our first time staying at a Travelodge. The room was clean, the bed comfy and the staff courteous. We'd booked a non-smoking room.

    A Travelodge is accommodation only so no problems as long as you ignore the little pots of long-life milk on the hospitality tray and probably the small bar of soap provided in the bathroom.

    We'd packed the cafetiere, teapot, coffee, tea and lemon so no problems making a drink just as we like it Took fruit, yogs, etc., in a cool box for snacks.

    Food? There's a Harvester restaurant next door to the Travelodge but the menu doesn't offer vegans much more than the ubiquitous chips and salad option. We met up with family at AYCE B's in Nuneaton, a Chinese buffet restaurant that does have vegan options and enjoyed a lovely meal there.

    We'll definitely be using Travelodge again later this year when we're planning to go away for a few days.

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    I am starting a vegan B&B in our home in London (as a trail for our next step of buying a place an France and doing it fulltime) Very informally and for only weekends at first I have almost finished the website - www.onegrainofsand.com Any coments would be much appreciated as we are new to this! I have never come across any Vegan b& B's in central London so hope people find it helpful... was thinking of including a travel card with the stay - good idea or no?

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    Excuse spelling on last post - I am literate but on new keyboard!

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    I am starting a vegan B&B in our home in London - good idea or no?
    Great idea

    I hope you do really well.
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    Thank you Frank - am very excited about it!
    I hope there is a market for it - we travel extensively and find it hard to find vegan friendly places to stay, especially ones that are modern and well designed.....

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