The vil­lage direc­tory

We list just a few of Bri­tain’s no­table ad­dresses

Country Life Every Week - - A Walking Life -

On cel­lu­loid

Bamp­ton, Ox­ford­shire (Down­ton Abbey) Bid­de­stone, Wilt­shire (Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death) Cas­tle Combe, Wilt­shire (War Horse) Cor­sham, Wilt­shire (Poldark) Hey­don, Nor­folk (The Go-be­tween) Ket­tlewell, North York­shire (Cal­en­dar Girls) Laugh­arne, Car­marthen­shire (The Edge of Love) Port Isaac, Corn­wall (Doc Martin) Turville, Buck­ing­hamshire (Vicar of Di­b­ley) Walpole St An­drew, Nor­folk (Atone­ment)

Prize-win­ners in 2016

Beer, Devon (Bri­tain in Bloom) Belling­ham, Northum­ber­land (Bri­tain in Bloom)

Bret­for­ton, Worces­ter­shire (Coun­try Pub of the Year, The Fleece Inn, www.the­flee­ceinn.co.uk) Dun­ster, Som­er­set (Inn of the Year, Lut­trell Arms, www.lut­trel­larms.co.uk) Hills­bor­ough, Ul­ster (Bri­tain in Bloom) Pate­ley Bridge, North York­shire (Vil­lage High Street of the Year) Pon­sanooth, Corn­wall (Coun­try­side Al­liance best shop)

Good food

Chew Magna, Som­er­set (Pony & Trap, www.the­p­onyand­trap.co.uk) Craven Arms, Shrop­shire (D. W. Wall & Son, www.walls­butch­ers.co.uk) Dod­ding­ton, Lin­colnshire (Dod­ding­ton

Hall farm shop, www.dod­ding­ton­hall.com) King­ham, Ox­ford­shire (The Wild Rabbit, http://thewil­drab­bit.co.uk) Know­stone, Devon (The Ma­sons Arms, www.ma­son­sarms­de­von.co.uk) Llan­drillo, Den­bighshire (Ty­d­dyn Llan, www.ty­d­dyn­l­lan.co.uk) Old Hun­stan­ton, Nor­folk (The Nep­tune, http://thenep­tune.co.uk) Pil­s­ley, Der­byshire (Chatsworth Farm Shop, www.chatsworth.org) St Mawes, Corn­wall (The Idle Rocks, http://idle­rocks.com) Uck­field, West Sus­sex (South Brock­wells Farm Shop, www.south­brock­wells­farm.co.uk)

Where hounds meet

Al­bury, Sur­rey (Sur­rey Union Hunt) Broad­way, Worces­ter­shire (North Cotswold) Chip­ping Nor­ton, Ox­ford­shire (Heythrop) Ex­ford, Som­er­set (Devon & Som­er­set Staghounds) Han­ning­ton, Hamp­shire (Vine & Craven) Hel­ston, Corn­wall (Cury) Kirby Bel­lars, Le­ices­ter­shire (Quorn) Knighton, Powys (Tanat­side) Taly­bont-on-usk, Powys (Bre­con & Taly­bont) Up­ton-upon-sev­ern, Worces­ter­shire (Croome & West War­wick­shire)

Points of in­ter­est

Bain­ton, East York­shire (The Gallery on the Wolds, www.woldsvil­lage.co.uk)

Bad­minton, Glouces­ter­shire (horse tri­als, www.bad­minton-horse.co.uk) Hart­field, East Sus­sex (Pooh­sticks Bridge, www.pooh-coun­try.co.uk)

Ha­worth, West York­shire (Brontë Par­son­age Mu­seum, www.bronte.org.uk) Hoghton, Lan­cashire (Hoghton Tower, www.hoghton­tower.co.uk) Lit­tle Snor­ing, Nor­folk (air­field, www.the-snor­ings.co.uk) Lympne, Kent (Port Lympne Re­serve, www.as­pinall­foun­da­tion.org) Lyne, Sur­rey (Great Cock­crow Rail­way, www.cock­crow.co.uk) Port­meirion, Gy­wnedd (Castell Deu­draeth, www.port­meirion-vil­lage.com)

Fes­ti­vals

Chid­ding­stone, Kent (lit­er­a­ture, April 30– May 2, www.chid­ding­stonecas­tle.org.uk) Cushen­dall, Co Antrim (fair, food, car­ni­val, Au­gust 5–13, www.glens­fes­ti­val.com) Ket­tlewell, North York­shire (scare­crows, Au­gust 12–20, www.ket­tlewellscare­crowfes­ti­val.co.uk) Leigh, Dorset (food, July 29, www. leighvil­lage.org.uk) Pil­ton, Som­er­set (mu­sic, June 21–25, www.glas­ton­buryfes­ti­vals.co.uk) Port­soy, Aberdeen­shire (boats, June 24–25, http://stbf­port­soy.org) Tiss­ing­ton, Der­byshire (well dress­ing, May 25–31, http://well­dress­ing.com) Tre­friw, Conwy (walk­ing, May 19–21, www.tre­fri­wwalk­ingfes­ti­val.co.uk)

Clock­wise from top left: Bri­tain in Bloom prize-win­ner Beer; War Horse in Cas­tle Combe; scare­crow fes­ti­val in Ket­tlewell; The Ma­sons Arms in Know­stone; and the North Cotswold in Broad­way

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