Go Slow England
Special Local Places to Eat, Stay, & Savor
By Alastair Sawday and Gail McKenzie
Photographs by Rob Cousins
Foreword by Nigel Slater
"Sawday is a campaigner for the environment and good food. His recommendations are like those of a good friend." —The Guardian
In this lushly photographed guide, 48 of the loveliest places to stay, eat, and visit throughout England are featured because they are especially beautiful, "slow," or inspiring (or all three). "Slow" embraces an appreciation of good food and small producers, craftsmanship and community, landscape and history.
The beautifully maintained lodgings profiled here treasure the traditional and embrace the eco-friendly—ensuring some of the most exceptional accommodations and delicious food in England. There are cottages and castles surrounded by wild and rambling gardens or a bluebell wood, guestrooms tucked under the eaves fitted with down comforters and luxurious bathrooms. Dine on home-baked bread; ice cream churned by hand; hedgerow jams; local meat, fish and produce; and libations from local breweries and small vineyards.
For each area of England there are dozens of recommendations for "slow" things to see and do and places to dine on artisanal, organic, local food. There are additional listings of nearby pubs and inns, maps, recipes, useful websites, and information about "slow" living.
About the Author
Alastair Sawday is a writer and publisher whose focus is the environment. In 2006 his company, Alastair Sawday Publishing was awarded a Queen's Award for Sustainable Development in honor of his commitment to ecological issues.
About the Photographer
Rob Cousins is British freelance photographer whose clients include the BBC, The National Trust, and Good Homes Magazine.