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VegetarianVisitor UK Accommodation & Eating Out Guide Updated Every Year - 2015 Edition

The number one annually updated and award winning UK vegetarian guide to accommodation, B&B, guest houses, hotels, pubs cafes, vegetarian restaurants that take catering for vegetarians and vegans  seriously.

Interest in vegan and vegetarian diets has doubled in the last 2 years. Tens of thousands of  people visited vegfests (vegetarian / vegan festivals of food, health sustainability and lifestyle) all over the UK to find out more about a plant based lifestyle.

The UK has a long tradition of vegetarian cuisine, the Vegetarian Society UK was formed over 160 years ago in 1847 in Ramsgate, Kent and The Vegan Society , formed in London, November 1944 is now over 70 years old. Britain has one of the world's most diverse selection of vegetarian dishes available, from good old fashioned vegetarian pub grub such as a vegetable crumble (vegetable stew with crumbled pastry on top), Asian, Caribbean and Mexican through to London's best gourmet raw botanical haute cuisine with marinated wild mushrooms, sundried tomato pesto with courgette tagliatelle,  macademia nut garlic and herb boursin  cheese and fresh coconut  and cashew nut ice cream.

Britain has been home to many famous vegetarian  celebrities, not just John Lennon, Paul McCartney , George and Ringo of the Beatles but Spike Milligan, Sir Isaac Newton, George Bernard Shaw, HG Wells, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Sting, Russell Brand, Jude Law, Tony Benn, Elvis Costello, Benjamin Zephaniah, Kate Bush, Sir John Gielgud, Bryan Adams and many more.


Entries in the guide are grouped geographically in sections and within each section alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name. For London the accommodation addresses are listed first, with the eateries divided into Central, East, North, South and West and under these headings arranged first by postcode (i.e. W1, WC2, E1, N16, SW16, W6), then alphabetically by name


Guide to The Guide - Accommodation


Accommodation addresses have coded information as well as a general description. The codes indicate the following:

H Hotel G Guest house

PH Private house

INS Inspected under one of the schemes operating in Britain; full details can be obtained from the establishment concerned if required

L Licensed

DA Disabled access

V Exclusively vegetarian: entries without this code also cater for non-vegetarians

Ve Also catering for vegans; please mention you are a vegan when you contact the establishment

Vegan Exclusively vegan

NS No smoking anywhere on the premises (may include garden)

pNS Smoking restricted to certain areas only

CN Car necessary: a car/taxi journey or extended walk is needed from the nearest public transport

Acc2 Accommodation for two adults; children travelling with their parents can sometimes be accommodated additionally

Price categories for bed and breakfast per person per night (minimum, guide only):

CatA over £40.00

CatB 
£27.50-£40.00

CatC under £27.50
 

 



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Guide to The Guide - Eating Out

The codes for cafes, restaurants and pubs are:

R - Restaurant

C - Cafe

P - Pub

L - Licensed

a - A selection of vegetarian dishes daily, as well as non-vegetarian food; quite often at least one vegan dish is also on the menu

b - Vegetarian food only

c - Vegetarian and vegan food only

d - Vegan food only

w - Wholefood

org - Organic produce used whenever possible

F - Fairtrade products used

As England, Wales and Scotland have a ban on smoking in public places, which includes restaurants, cafés and pubs, all establishments are smoke-free. 

Opening times may vary not only by establishment but also by season. As a general rule, cafés will be open during the day but not in the evening, and are often closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Restaurants are generally open for lunch and in the evening; they may be closed one day a week, but this is not usually Sunday. Pubs are normally open seven days a week and may be open all day and in the evening. If you want to be sure that your chosen eating place is open, please give them a ring.

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Vegetarian Visitor was for many years published annually as a 112 page A5 guidebook. Now it's online.  All accommodation addresses have a description and many of them have a photo or line drawing. Restaurants, cafés and pubs are also included, many with a description and all coded to indicate what kind of food they provide. 

For all ammendments additions ommissions please send details to a.weitzel@live.co.uk or phone 01689 870437. Alternatively post to Annemarie, 2 Home Farm Cottages, Sandy Lane, St Paul’s Cray, Kent BR5 3HZ. 

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Restaurants & accommodation in SCOTLAND

Ayrshire & Arran -Dumfries & Galloway - Scottish Borders - Edinburgh and Lothians - Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley - Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond Stirling & the Trossachs - Perthshire - Angus & Dundee - Kingdom of Fife - Aberdeen & Grampian - Highlands of Scotland - Shetland - Orkney - The Western Isles)

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Vegetarian Restaurants & accommodation in ENGLAND

Vegetarian Restaurants & accommodation in London

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Restaurants and accommodation in South East England
Kent, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex   - x    - - _   -   London

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Restaurants and accommodation in South West England

Wilts, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall

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Restaurants and accommodation in Thames & Chilterns

Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxford , Bedfordshire

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Restaurants and accommodation in East Anglia
Cambridge, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk

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Restaurants and accommodation in East Midlands
Derby, Matlock, Alford, Buxton, Leics, Linc, Notts

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Restaurants and accommodation in Heart Of England
Gloucs, Hereford, Shrops, Staffs, Warwick, West Mids, Worcs  Birmingham 

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Restaurants and accommodation in North East England
Cleveland, Northumberland, Leeds, Tyne & Wear, Sheffield,York, Yorkshire  Newcastle

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Restaurants and accommodation in North West England
Cheshire, Cumbria & The Lakes, Lancs, Manchester, Merseyside, Isle of Man