Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Enjoy the Coastline, Forget the Waistline; Susan Hampshire VISITSTHEWIRRAL to Discover Foodie Delights and a Pub That Doubles as a Barber's Shop

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Enjoy the Coastline, Forget the Waistline; Susan Hampshire VISITSTHEWIRRAL to Discover Foodie Delights and a Pub That Doubles as a Barber's Shop

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AT the award-winning Mere Brook House, you really can have your cake and eat it.

Not only are you staying in the charming surroundings of Merseyside's first five-star gold bed and breakfast, but you have the kitchen - and more to the point, a selection of home-made cakes - on tap any time of day or night.

Lorna Tyson and her husband Donald run this delightful country house at Thornton Hough.

Although it's just a short distance from the buzz of Liverpool, it could be many miles away, sitting as it does at the heart of the peaceful Wirral peninsula.

With accolades from Visit England, TripAdvisor, the 2014 Michelin Guide and various local awards, it's hardly surprising that this Edwardian guest house is in great demand from visitors to the area.

From the moment they get there Lorna insists her guests treat the B&B like their own home.

When we arrived, we were immediately made to feel welcome, shown to our beautiful rooms and invited to the guest lounge where we were presented with a tray of freshly brewed tea and home-made lemon drizzle cake, shortbread and chocolate Rocky Road squares.

Take my word for it, the lemon drizzle is to die for! Lorna also sells her own home-made honey.

This hospitality and choice of foodie delights is typical of that found across the whole of The Wirral, which is very proud of its food reputation.

All across the peninsula - just 15 miles long and seven miles wide - food plays an important role in this - food plays an important role in this area's history, fortune and tourism industry. Despite its small size, it has a wealth of top-class eateries.

From afternoon tea in the revamped seaside town of New Brighton, high-end dining and casual bistro style food in the area's towns and villages, to home-made award-winning ice cream in the pretty coastal village of Parkgate, there's something for everyone.

Parkgate, just inside the Cheshire border and the county's only seaside town, is just a few minutes drive away from Mere Brook House.

Sitting on the coastline of the River Dee, overlooking salt marshes and towards North Wales, it's aand towards North Wales, it's a quiet and traditional small resort and home to Nicholls famous ice cream, established over 75 years, which brings back childhood memories of a traditional ice cream parlour. …

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