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VegetarianVisitor UK Accommodation & Eating Out Guide - 2018 Edition

Vegetarian Visitor is the Number One, annually completely checked and updated, guide to accommodation and eateries in Britain which take catering for vegetarians and vegans seriously.

With the increasing emphasis on healthy eating, more and more people are looking for places to stay and eat that provide for vegetarians. Here we list B&Bs, guest houses, hotels, restaurants, cafés and pubs that know what vegetarians' and vegans' requirements are and want to cater for them properly - not by just serving a token vegetarian lasagne, but by providing a variety of tasty and imaginative dishes for breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Britain has been home to many vegetarian VIPs and celebrities - Paul McCartney, Sir Isaac Newton, H.G. Wells, Sting, Tony Benn, Kate Bush, Sir John Gielgud and Jude Law, to name but a few - and its eateries serve a truly international range of food, from simple English 'pub grub' through Caribbean, Mexican, Indian, Thai and Chinese to French haute cuisine.

As this guide shows, there is no reason why vegetarians and vegans should miss out!

Entries for England are grouped geographically in sections and within each section alphabetically by county, then town or village, the name.

For London the accommodation addresses are listed first, with the eateries divided into Central, East, North, South and West and under these heading arranged first by postcode (i.e. E1, EC1, N1, SE1, SW1, W1, WC1), then alphabetically by name.

For Scotland entries are arranged alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name.

For Wales entries are grouped under North Wales, Powys, South Wales and West Wales and then alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name.

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Vegetarian Visitor was for many years, until 2012, published as an award-winning annual guidebook and since 2001 has also been a website.

Suggestions about places to include are very welcome. Please use the contact form and give as many details as possible, particularly the establishment's email address and/or phone number.

Guide to -

The codes indicate the following:

H Hotel

G Guest house

PH Private house (B&B)

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

Guide to -
Eating Out

The codes for cafés, restaurants and pubs indicate:

R Restaurant

C Café

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.