Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I love a little restaurant...

There are a range of take-aways and restaurants, for guests to choose from, in Lydd.

Click on the map for a larger version showing their locations.

The Tandoori Cottage is in the High Street and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is fully licensed and does take-aways as well.

There is a Chinese take-away in Church Road, and a Kebab Shop in the High Street - but I have not tried them yet.

At the far end of the High Street is a good Fish & Chip Shop.

The George Hotel has a restaurant but the best, in Lydd, in my opinion is 'The Moon & Stars'

'The Moon & Stars'  is located in Park street and is a quaint and friendly place.

It uses fresh local produce but does not have an alcohol licence so you can bring your own and they don't charge corkage!

The only problem is that it is advisable to book in advance - and some evenings are bookings only (see opening times below).

Friday, January 7, 2011

I love a little pub....

There are four pubs in Lydd to choose from when staying at the cottage.

Click on the map above to see a larger version showing there location.

The Dolphin is the closest pub to the cottage, at the end of South Street, and is probably the best and most civilised pub in Lydd. The staff are friendly, the locals are welcoming and the atmosphere is convivial. There are two conjoined bar areas, one a traditional public bar and the other a "comfy chair" zone with a tv. It has decking and a sheltered area at the rear, a large car park and it overlooks The Rype. It has recently come under new management so it will be interesting to see it it changes at all.

 The George Hotel is situated in the High Street and has two bars and a restaurant. At the back it has a patio deck for al fresco dining and for smokers! It has heaters, gazebos and parasols.

Quite nice but a little lacking in atmosphere.

The Royal Oak is situated at the southwest end of Lydd in Park Street. I have not had a chance to visit this place yet, but from all accounts it sounds like a friendly place. Originally this was two cottages that were joined together and extended .

I have not been in the Star, on Station Road, either - it looks nice from the outside but I have to say that I have not heard good reports on this one.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I love a little shop ...part one

When you first arrive on your holiday it is always good to know where you can buy the basic necessities, so I thought it might be useful to show the location of the local shops in Lydd. You can click on the map to see a larger version.

There are a surprising number for such a small town - and all within a short walking distance from the cottage. The photo below is of the newsagent and tobacconist by the church.

There is also another newsagent, Park Stores, in Park Street:

Just around the corner from the cottage, in Coronation Square, is a Mace store:

and there is a Spar in the High Street:

There is an excellent local award winning butcher in the High Street as well.

The sausages are particularly good!

Further posts will include take-aways and pubs!