The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hertfordshire Edition

Category: Reviews

Welcome to your new home, Porters!

27 Jun 2015

There had been a load of speculation about who would end up in the glass-walled corner unit of the recent development on Berkhamsted High Street. After Costa and M&S took the other two units, it looked like another chain (yawn) might be on its way. Imagine the excitement, then, when Porters, an independent restaurant that had been cooking up deliciousness in the heart of London for more than 35 years, announced that it was relocating to the town….

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Sushi? In Berkhamsted? Yes please!

11 Nov 2014

Every so often, I just need a big city fix. Usually that involves 40 minutes on the train into London, just enough culture to say we’ve been there done that, and then far too many cocktails with my much-more-glam-than-me friend Kate. And if there’s food involved, then it’s probably sushi because it’s just about my favourite food in the whole world.

Now – hoorah! – I’ll only have to whizz into Berkhamsted to get my sushi kicks.

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Stately home spa breaks

11 Nov 2014

It’s great not having to hop in the car for hours to escape somewhere for the weekend, so  having Champneys just five minutes down the road – well, up the hill – is an absolutely brilliant bonus to living, as I do, in Tring. That said, it’s not really that far from anywhere in Herts and it’s a drive worth taking.

Though there’s something to be said for super-new spas, with their glass and chrome and modern lines, there was something rather lovely about staying somewhere that used to be one of the Rothschild’s stately homes.

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