Alan Russell

I am a very lucky person. I live in a beautiful area,the New Forest,have a happy home that I share with my wife and two felines. More,much more than this I travel many highways,to interesting places and meeting interesting people.Carp diem.

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The Noisy Lobster—Avon Beach—Mudeford
2 months ago
A year ago, April 2018, we had a fabulous lunch at The Noisy Lobster. Good food, good service and in a good atmosphere—a rare triptych of qualities. So, it was with a slight degree of trepidation that...
The Health Station—Swanage
3 months ago
As soon as we walked into the Health Station we were met with an energetic and enthusiastic welcome. The sort of welcome you get when you walk into an old friend’s party that is in full swing; and at ...
The Kings Head, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
3 months ago
A few minutes before I went into the King’s Head, I bought a copy of Virginia Woolf’s Diaries from a charity shop just a few yards away. The Kings Head is at the top of the town and is an inn with a h...
The Royal Oak, Marlborough, Wiltshire
3 months ago
There is something louche about Marlborough in Wiltshire. Not in a sleazy West End backstreet strip club sort of way. But as a place that feels purposefully relaxed, making it a good stepping off poin...
Jay Rayner—'Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights'
3 months ago
For those of you reading this from beyond the shores of the UK who are not familiar with the name ‘Jay Rayner,’ he is one of our most prominent and recognisable food critics. He writes a weekly restau...
Fleur de Lis Tearooms
4 months ago
In an ocean filled with the tepid waters of mediocrity, the cold, the tired, and the hungry can sometimes by pure chance find themselves washed up on the shores of paradisiacal island of warmth and we...