Sea­side Dream­ing

Look’s Deputy Fash­ion News Editor Han­nah Banks-walker es­caped to the pic­turesque Welsh is­land of An­gle­sey to dis­cover a hid­den foodie par­adise set amid some breath­tak­ing scenery


It has to be said: Wales gets a bad rep. hailed as a des­ti­na­tion for ad­ven­tur­ous, outdoorsy types, it’s not of­ten con­sid­ered a first choice for a ro­man­tic week­end away. But those peo­ple can’t have been to an­gle­sey. this is­land, just off the north coast of Wales, is heart-stop­pingly beau­ti­ful and of­fers some of the most de­li­cious food you’ll ever en­counter.

sos­ban & the old Butch­ers is, on the sur­face, an unas­sum­ing lit­tle restau­rant that you might walk past with­out a sec­ond thought. It has, how­ever, just been awarded a Miche­lin star, and for good rea­son. Run by mar­ried cou­ple stephen and Bethan stevens (he’s the chef, she the per­fect host­ess), it’s in­ti­mate and un­pre­ten­tious. the menu re­mains a sur­prise un­til you ar­rive and what fol­lows is a spec­trum of in­no­va­tive, mouth-wa­ter­ingly ir­re­sistible cour­ses, each bet­ter than the last. You’ll want to book: this place is fast be­com­ing a hot ticket and, con­sid­er­ing the Miche­lin star, is re­ally af­ford­able at £59 per per­son for around eight cour­ses. Fine din­ing, spec­tac­u­lar land­scapes and cosy pubs with roar­ing fires? Hello, an­gle­sey.

Visit sos­banandthe­old­butch­ for more in­for­ma­tion

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